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
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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