I recently invited a friend sailing. She asked if she could bring a friend along and mentioned that her friend has a 100 ton Master's license
I'm unclear on the legal
implications: if there is a licensed captain
aboard, (I do not have a current
license) then who is in legal
command of the vessel? Who's responsible in the event of an accident
I assume that as the owner/"Master" I am legally responsible for the (US documented) vessel and the actions of the crew.
Am I correct? Can anyone direct me to a 'cite' in Admiralty law for guidance?