Where one of two vessels is to keep out of the way (give way vessel), the other (stand on vessel) shall maintain her course and speed. The stand on vessel, however, may change course if it is obvious that the give way vessel is not taking the appropriate action. Consider this, it is every vessels responsibility to avoid a collision so it is always better to make your intentions clear early on with a bold turn out of the way if circumstances allow. Do NOT use the term "Right of way".
By SailingQuiz September 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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