Originally Posted by T34C
(d) The term "vessel engaged in fishing" means any vessel fishing with nets, lines, trawls, or other fishing apparatus which restrict maneuverability, but does not include a vessel fishing with trolling lines or other fishing apparatus which do not restrict manageability.
Doesn't seem to matter upon reading the above, but a charter fishing vessel is a commercial fishing boat.
Not the way it was explained to me by a Coastie years ago and multiple captains as they were taught in class.
Regardless, "D", above would apply. He just didn't want to pull in his planer board. (now I know what the hell that thing is called!) The actual vessels were not going to collide.
To further elaborate, we were flying an assym (barely) and could not bear off as that would have collapsed the chute and killed what speed/maneuverability we had. I'm just glad I was not directly involved being below when it all started.