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A vessel entering a separation zone or crossing a separation line in case of emergency

  • Description of scenario: Vessel A: power-driven vessel , proceeding in appropriate traffic lane
    Vessel B: power-driven vessel , proceeding in appropriate traffic lane
    Vessel C: power-driven vessel , crossing traffic lanes
    Area: Traffic separation scheme
    Vessel A and vessel C are crossing so as to involve risk of collision
    Vessel B is overtaking vessel A
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 10 (Traffic separation scheme)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 10 (e)(i) (Traffic separation scheme), a vessel, other than a crossing vessel, or a vessel joining or leaving a lane shall not normally enter a separation zone or cross a separation line except in cases of emergency to avoid immediate danger.

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