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Gard Guidance Masters

3.13.1 GENERAL

If refugees are picked up at sea, the Master should bear in mind that they may have been at sea for several weeks and may be suffering from exposure, hunger, dehydration, seasickness and fatigue. The UNHCR Guidelines for the Disembarkation of Refugees provide a scheme for the reimbursement of certain costs involving in landing refugees. This scheme may not cover a deviation for the purposes of landing the refugees. Therefore, the Master must consult the Company provided time allows, if he/she is considering deviating the vessel.