||Title:||MERCHANT SHIPPING (LOCAL VESSELS) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 282 of 2006|
|Section:||29||Heading:||Assistance to be rendered in event of collision||Version Date:||02/01/2007|
(1) Where two vessels collide and either of those vessels is a local vessel it shall be the duty of the coxswain or person in charge of the local vessel involved in the collision, if and so far as he can do so without danger to his own vessel, crew and passengers, if any-
(2) If the coxswain or person in charge of any vessel involved in a collision fails without reasonable cause to comply with subsection (1), he commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 5.
(a) to render to the other vessel, the coxswain, crew and passengers, if any, such assistance as may be practicable and may be necessary to save them from any danger caused by the collision, and to stay by the other vessel until he has ascertained that there is no need of further assistance; and
(b) to give to the coxswain or person in charge of the other vessel-
(i) the name of his vessel;
(ii) the name of the port to which it belongs; and
(iii) the names of the ports from which it comes and to which it is bound.