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If the Captain had been on watch and at the helm then it was his call. It seems he was down below and not in command of the vessel.
The Captain, Skipper, Master is always in command. And my standing orders let everyone know that.
In the Canadian Navy, at least, the Captain is seldom on the bridge, but is always in command.
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