Vessels are meeting on nearly reciprocal courses (vessel A has vessel B on STBD bow)
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 nearly reciprocal courses so as to involve risk of collision Vessel A has vessel B nearly ahead on STBD bow
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) nearly ahead and by night she could see the masthead lights of the other nearly 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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