Overtaking situation (relative bearing of overtaking vessel is PORT 130°) - reducing speed
Description of scenario:
Vessel A: Power-driven vessel Vessel B: Power-driven vessel Area: On the high seas Visibility: Good (Vessels in sight of one another) Vessel B has vessel A on her own port side (relative bearing PORT 130°) Vessel A is reducing speed to avoid collision with vessel B
Rule(s) to be applied:Rule 13
(Overtaking situation) Rule 16
(Action by give-way vessel)
Applying the Rule(s) and comments:
In accordance with Rule 13
(b) (Overtaking situation), a vessel (vessel A) shall be deemed to be overtaking when coming up with another vessel (vessel B) from a direction more than 22.5 degrees abaft her beam. In accordance with Rule 13
(a) (Overtaking situation), notwithstanding anything contained in the Rules of Part B, sections I and II, any vessel overtaking (vessel A) any other vessel (vessel B) shall keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken (vessel B). In accordance with Rule 13
(d) (Overtaking situation), any subsequent alteration of the bearing between the two vessels shall not make the overtaking vessel (vessel A) a crossing vessel within the meaning of these Rules or relieve her (vessel A) of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken vessel (vessel B) until she is finally past and clear. In accordance with Rule 16
(Action by give-way vessel), every vessel (vessel A) which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel (vessel B) shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear.
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