Applying the Rule(s) and comments:
In accordance with Rule 6
), every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed
so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid a collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In accordance with Rule 6
(a) (Safe speed
), in determining a safe speed
for all vessels the following factors shall be among those taken into account: (i) the state of visibility; (ii) the traffic density including concentrations of fishing vessels or any other vessels; (iii) the manoeuvrability of the vessel with special reference to stopping distance and turning ability in the prevailing conditions; (iv) at night the presence of background light such as from shore lights or from backscatter of her own lights; (v) the state of wind, sea and current, and the proximity of navigational hazards; (vi) the draught in relation to the available depth of water.
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