Q.There is a question regarding the explosion in the main engine and 2 persons injured. And in answers, I am reading that master needs to inform and take permission from the owner and charterer as well. Whether it is to seek medical advice or in case of diversion. Why does master need to ask charterer if he is asking the owner about the course of action?

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Master has to keep all in the loop. So I think we should make difference in keeping all informed and taking permission.

Medical advise no need permission.

Diversion of vessel is owners/master's call based on safety aspect.

Charterers need to be well informed about decesion and course of action.