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Application – Proper look-out

  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 5 (Look-out )
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 5 (Look-out ), every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.
    Look-out by sight means observing another vessel by naked eye or binoculars.
    Look-out by hearing means detecting another vessel by her sound signals.
    Look-out by other available means may include using:
    - RADAR,
    - AIS,
    - Night vision equipment,
    - Information and communication via VHF (vessels or VTS),
    - Information from navigational warnings.

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