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Each of two approaching sailing vessels has the wind on a different side

  • Description of scenario: Vessel A: sailing vessel
    Vessel B: sailing vessel
    Area: On the high seas
    Visibility: Good (Vessels in sight of one another)
    Vessel A and vessel B are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision
    Vessel A has the wind on the port side
    Vessel B has the wind on the starboard side
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 12 (Sailing vessels)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 12 (a)(i) (Sailing vessels), when two sailing vessel are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision and when each has the wind on a different side, the vessel which has the wind on port side (vessel A) shall keep out of the way of the other (vessel B).

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