Pilotage alongside the access channels to Mozambican ports, as well as in berthing/departing maneuvers is compulsory in Mozambique for merchant vessels; this means that in certain navigation moments the ship Captain shall entrust the effective command of his ship to a person outside his crew during these movements. Additionally, in conducting maneuvers within the Mozambican port waters the ship is normally assisted by tugboats also driven by someone strange to the ship crew. It can happen, as often happens, that while under pilotage and/or assistance of tugboats the ship sustains herself, or causes damages to third parties. Who is liable for such damages? Who is to bear vicarious liability: the shipowner or the pilot/tug-master employer? The author discusses critically these substantial legal questions and points answers throughout the pages of this book. This is, though, a bedside book to recommend for lawyers, civil and commercial judges,ship-masters, port pilots and employers thereof, shipowners, shipping agents and port operators.