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What is a vessel rules of the road?

What is a vessel rules of the road?

Both International and Inland Rules state that when two power-driven vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her starboard side (the give-way vessel) must keep out of the way. As the give-way vessel it is your duty to avoid a collision.

What is Rule No 13 of COLREGS?

ColRegs Rule 13 governs overtaking situations and states that, “any vessel overtaking any other shall keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken.” This rule applies to all vessels, not just power-driven vessels, as is the case in crossing and head-on situations.

What is Rule No 8 of COLREGS?

COLREG 8: ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION 1.19 Rule 8(a) Any action taken to avoid collision shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, be positive, made an ample time and with due regard to the observance good seamanship.

What is Rule 14 of collision regulation?

(a) When two power-driven vessels are meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses so as to involve risk of collision each shall alter her course to starboard so that each shall pass on the port side of the other.

What are the 6 sections of COLREG?

The COLREG include 41 rules divided into six sections:

  • Part A – General;
  • Part B – Steering and Sailing;
  • Part C – Lights and Shapes;
  • Part D – Sound and Light signals;
  • Part E – Exemptions; and.
  • Part F – Verification of compliance with the provisions of the Convention.

What is Rule 15 and your action on this situation?

Rule 15: Crossing situation This rule is simple. In a crossing situation with risk of collision, if you have a vessel on your starboard side, you are the give way vessel. In same situation if you have a vessel on your port side, you are the stand on vessel.

What is the color of towing light?

yellow light
Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 21 (d) (Definitions), “towing light ” means a yellow light having the same characteristics as the “sternlight ” defined in Rule 21 (c) (Definitions).

What rule is fishing vessel?

Rule 26
§ 83.26 Fishing vessels (Rule 26). (a) A vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor, shall exhibit only the lights and shapes prescribed in this Rule.

What is a Rule 16?

Rule 16 is revised to give greater discovery to both the prosecution and the defense. Subdivision (a) deals with disclosure of evidence by the government. Subdivision (b) deals with disclosure of evidence by the defendant.

What side should you pass a boat on?

If you meet another boat head-on: Under the boating rules of the road, vessels approaching each other head-on are always supposed to pass each other port to port — or left to left, just like on the road.

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