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Re: Sleeping While at Sea
Singlehanding is an interesting point. In the end, no one can argue that it is justifiable to singlehand for longer than you can remain awake. But, it is also fairly common and the skipper is clearly taking a risk.
As for the fine, I assume there is a limit to where the CG has actually impose it. Maybe to the 200nm economic zone, maybe just the 12nm limit. In any case, it might be possible for a singlehander to stay awake within the zone subject to the fine.
James is right, I can't see how it could be enforced unless they boarded you while you were sleeping.
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