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Crossing situation (relative bearing STBD 070°) - reducing speed

  • Description of scenario: Vessel A: power-driven vessel
    Vessel B: power-driven vessel
    Area: On the high seas
    Visibility: Good (Vessels in sight of one another)
    Vessel A has vessel B on her own starboard side (relative bearing STBD 070°)
    Vessel A and vessel B are crossing so as to involve risk of collision
    Vessel A is reducing speed to avoid collision with vessel B
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 15 (Crossing situation)
    Rule 16 (Action by give-way vessel)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 15 (Crossing situation), when two power-driven vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel (vessel A) which has the other (vessel B) on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way.
    In accordance with Rule 15 (Crossing situation), vessel A shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid crossing ahead of vessel B.
    In accordance with Rule 16 (Action by give-way vessel), every vessel (vessel A) which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel (vessel B) shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear.

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