|313A||Title:||SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||14||Heading:||Deviation from this Part in emergencies||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) A master of a vessel may, in any emergency affecting the safety of life or property, deviate from any provision of or direction given under this Part, or any permission granted under regulation 13, to the extent necessary to avoid endangering persons, property or the environment.
(2) Where a master deviates from any provision of or direction given under this Part, or is unable, for whatever reason, to comply with any permission granted under regulation 13, he shall report that deviation or non-compliance, as the case may be, to the vessel traffic centre on the VHF channel appropriate to the VHF sector in which the vessel is presently located in the waters of Hong Kong. (L.N. 408 of 1994)