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When the automatic pilot is used in:
(a) Areas of high traffic density;
(b) Conditions of restricted visibility; and
(c) All other hazardous navigational situations, the master shall ensure that:
(1) It is possible to immediately establish manual control of the ship's steering;
(2) A competent person is ready at all times to take over steering control; and
(3) The changeover from automatic to manual steering and vice versa is made by, or under, the supervision of the officer of the watch.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Code of Federal Regulations Title 46. Shipping § 46.35.20–45 Use of Auto Pilot—T/ALL - last updated October 03, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/cfr/title-46-shipping/cfr-sect-46-35-20-45/
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