IRPCS Rule 5. Look-out

What is "IRPCS Rule 5. Look-out" ?

Today it means: Maintain a look-out at all times.

Every vessel shall maintain at all times, a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all means available as appropriate to the circumstances. Consider this, if you have AIS, RADAR or cameras on-board you would be expected to, not only turn them on, but also know how to use them correctly; especially RADAR. Think what you need if you are caught out in fog especially if you are a lone sailor. Be prepared.

See also: IRPCS Rule 7. Risk of collision  and: IRPCS Rule 8. Action to avoid a collision  and: IRPCS rule 16. Action by a give way vessel.

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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