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 is meeting vessel B on reciprocal courses so as to involve risk of collision Vessel A has vessel B right ahead (relative bearing 000°)
Applying the Rule(s) and comments:
In accordance with Rule 14
(b) (Head-on situation), head-on situation shall be deemed to exist when a vessel (vessel A) sees the other (vessel B) ahead and by night she could see the masthead lights of the other in a line and/or both sidelights
and by day she observes the corresponding aspect of the other vessel. In accordance with Rule 14
(c) (Head-on situation), when a vessel is in any doubt as to whether such a situation exists she shall assume that it does exist and act accordingly.
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