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A master asks for one tug to assist when berthing, and the ship consequently causes damage to the quay when coming alongside. Who is at fault?

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While some port authorities specify the number of tugs to be used, it is the master's responsibility to hire as many tugs as are necessary to control his ship. Damage to the quay will generally be the ship's fault and the shipowner will be liable.

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