Relative bearing of overtaking vessel is close to STBD 112.5°
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 overtaking vessel B Vessel B has vessel A on her own starboard side (relative bearing close to STBD 112.5°)
Applying the Rule(s) and comments:
In accordance with Rule 13
(b) (Overtaking), vessel A shall be deemed to be overtaking vessel B because she is coming up with vessel B from a direction more than 22.5° abaft her beam. In accordance with Rule 13
(c) (Overtaking), when vessel A is in any doubt as to whether she is overtaking another (vessel B), she (vessel A) shall assume that this is the case and act accordingly. In accordance with Rule 13
(a) (Overtaking), notwithstanding anything contained in the Rules of part B, sections I and II, any vessel overtaking (vessel A) any other (vessel B) shall keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken (vessel B).
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