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Gard Guidance Masters


If the Master is investigated by the authorities for criminal misconduct, he/she, or any other person involved, may have the right to remain silent and the right to seek advice from a lawyer before responding to any questions from authorities.

The Master should not direct the crew to lie, destroy, tamper with or hide evidence.

If the Master does so, he/she may be charged with obstruction of justice. If the Master or any other person involved on board is uncertain of their rights and responsibilities in a criminal investigation, advice should be obtained from the local correspondents or a local law office.