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Vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre

  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 3 (General definitions)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 3 (g) (General definitions) the term “vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre ” means a vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
    In accordance with Rule 3 (g) (General definitions) the term " vessels restricted in their ability to manoeuvre " shall include but not be limited to:
    (i) a vessel engaged in laying, servicing or picking up a navigation mark, submarine cable or pipeline;
    (ii) a vessel engaged in dredging, surveying or underwater operations;
    (iii) a vessel engaged in replenishment or transferring persons, provisions or cargo while underway ;
    (iv) a vessel engaged in launching or recovery of aircraft;
    (v) a vessel engaged in mine clearance operations;
    (vi) a vessel engaged in a towing operation such as severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to deviate from their course.
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