I am considering putting a boat out for charter and this may require employing a master to run the boat. Typically a ship master will enter their days underway in a nautical log. These logs are important because they are required for certifications. The higher the certification, the more days required. For a hired master, the log must be signed by the owner of the vessel (me), vouching that the master did operate the vessel on the days in question.
One concern I have is that a master might forge my name in the log. They would do this for various reasons. I might not be around when they are filling out their log. They don't want to go to the hassle of bringing their log to me. They might want to exaggerate their days to qualify for certification faster. They might not want me to see the log for some reason. So, there are whole host of reasons why a master might be tempted to forge my name in his log.
In a situation like this, what are my legal remedies in case a master I hire forges my name?