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Boat master (synonym: Master, Master in Charge, Shipmaster, Captain and Skipper)

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Shipmaster (synonym: Master, Master in charge, Captain, Skipper and Boat Master) means the person responsible for the overall safety of the vessel, cargo, passengers and crew and thereby for the voyage plan of the vessel and the condition of the vessel, the cargo, respectively passengers and the quality and quantity of the crew. (Source: Standard Tracking and Tracing EU/415/2007)