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(a) Throughout the trip or voyage the master and officer in charge of the navigational watch must assess the requirement for a lookout, consistent with 33 CFR 83.05. A lookout in addition to the master or mate (pilot) should be added when necessary to:
(1) Maintain a state of vigilance with regard to any significant change in the operational environment;
(2) Assess the situation and the risk of collision/allision;
(3) Anticipate stranding and other dangers to navigation; and
(4) Detect any other potential hazards to safe navigation.
(b) In determining the requirement for a lookout, the officer in charge of the navigational watch must take full account of relevant factors including, but not limited to: state of weather, visibility, traffic density, proximity of dangers to navigation, and the attention necessary when navigating in areas of increased vessel traffic.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Code of Federal Regulations Title 46. Shipping § 46.140.630 Lookout - last updated October 03, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/cfr/title-46-shipping/cfr-sect-46-140-630/
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