IRPCS Rule 8. Action to avoid a collision

What is "IRPCS Rule 8. Action to avoid a collision" ?

Today it means: Make your intentions clear early on.

Action to avoid a collision shall be positive, made in ample time and with due regard to good seamanship. Consider this, make your intentions very clear early on by making a large and positive turn and clearly show the other vessel the beam of your boat. This will avoid confusion. In taking this action you must not increase the risk of collision with another vessel.

See also: IRPCS Rule 14. Head on situation.  and: IRPCS Rule 13. Overtaking.  and: IRPCS rule 17. Action by a stand on vessel

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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