So I’m not new to the forum but Ive been mostly a browser of the plethora of information, which has gotten me through many things in the years Ive been climbing the ranks.
Back Drop: I’m a 23 captain, hawsepiping my way up the chain. Hopefully soon ill be testing for my 500NC. Spent many years charter and party boat fishing. I’m currently one of the captains on a 145’ Mini Supply. But enough of the boring, getting to the point.
Im trying to find the exact documentation explaining the rules/rights of a master and what actions he can take against disorderly passengers and/or crew members. It has been the same general statement passed on to me from the many of other captains ive worked with and under that " the master can take any action necessary to protect the safety of his vessel, passengers, crew, and himself."
I was recently put in a position where a new hand tried to go after the other captain aboard. Fortunitly my 6’3" 300lb engineer flexed a little muscle and he backed down.
Also, does anyone have any opinions/ideas on keeping handcuffs or personal protection items aboard.