IRPCS Rule 7. Risk of collision

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Today it means: Act early and clearly to avoid a collision.

In determining if the risk of collision exists, the following shall be among the considerations taken into account: if the compass bearing of an approaching vessel does not alter appreciably or if the approaching vessel is very large, on tow or at close range. Consider this, unless you have AIS then you should always take a bearing on an approaching vessel. Also, if they are too big, too close or on tow then make a clear and bold turn and get out of the way regardless of you having stand on.

See also: IRPCS Rule 8. Action to avoid a collision  and: IRPCS Rule 14. Head on situation.  and: IRPCS Rule 2. Responsibility.

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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