(1) Before pilotage of a vessel begins, the master of the vessel must:(a) test the operation of the navigation, propulsion and steering systems of the vessel (including any parts of such systems as the regulations require) and record the results of those tests, and(b) inform the marine pilot of anything of which the master is aware that is likely to affect the safe operation of the vessel.(2) The master of a vessel under pilotage must:(a) ensure that any order given with the master’s authority by the marine pilot is carried out, and(b) give the marine pilot such information as the marine pilot may require for the safe navigation of the vessel.(3) The master of a vessel must not give to a marine pilot who requires information for the navigation of the vessel any information that the master knows is false or misleading.(4) The obligation of a master under subsection (1) (a) extends to a vessel that is exempt from pilotage because the master is the holder of a marine pilotage exemption certificate under this Act.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.