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Vessel not under command

  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 3 (General definitions)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 3 (f) (General definitions) the term “vessel not under command ” means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to manoeuvre as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
    Comments:
    Exceptional circumstances are: steering gear failure, engine failure, electrical supply system failure, fire, flooding, uncontrollable cargo shifting and stability issue.

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