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3 Guidelines for Actions Expected of Coastal States

  3.1 Under international law, a coastal State may require the ship's master or company to take appropriate action within a prescribed time limit with a view to halting a threat of danger. In cases of failure or urgency, the coastal State can exercise its authority in taking responsive action appropriate to the threat.

  3.2 It is therefore important that coastal States establish procedures to address these issues, even if no established damage and/or pollution has occurred.

  3.3 Coastal States should, in particular, establish a Maritime Assistance Service (MAS).footnote


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