When would a Master not have to respond to a distress signal?

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Asked on July 8, 2021
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Response to a distress is not required, if:
(a) it is considered unreasonable or unnecessary to do so;
(b) the distress vessel has sufficient vessels requisitioned to assist and your vessel is released from the obligation of attending;
(c) action would endanger the Master’s own vessel and/or crew;
(d) where the distress is cancelled and the distress party no longer requires the attending vessel(s).

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Answered on July 8, 2021