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In what situations might SOLAS regulation V/34.1 on master's discretion apply?

MCA Oral Exam Questions

Where, for example, a master is put under pressure by the company or charterers to: 

(1) take a particular (time-saving) route or passage; (2) steam at an unsafe speed in restricted visibility, e. g. to maintain a schedule; (3) sail with defective navigational aids or pollution prevention equipment; (4) sail short- handed without flag State sanction; (5) delay acceptance of an offer of salvage assistance when the master considers it to be urgently needed; (6) sail when a storm is imminent; (7) discharge all ballast whilst anchored off a lee shore, in preparation for fast loading. (There may be many other situations. )