Originally Posted by TTC
I'm just saying that, reading the rule standing alone, if I were driving a fishing charter vessel and trolling a few hundred yards of line and a floater-thing, I would sure believe -- in good faith -- that I'm fishing under the COLREGs. Is there any written authority that says I'm not?
As someone else noted, black cones would be flown during the day & at night, green touching white means fishing at night. I've never seen these type of signals on a 6 pack charter or recreational boat therefore, IMHO they are the give way vessel.