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post #27 of Old 09-16-2013
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Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
No argument for/against either side invalidates the fact that all vessels are responsible for avoiding a collision. In the end, "give way" or "stand on" is abandoned if a collision is imminent.
I'll have to remember that when I radio the inbound container ship to stop before he gets to me. Kind'a like stopping a freight train for a car stuck at a crossing... you can wish all you want, but even with all the best intentions, it's not going to happen. Physics is a brutal master.
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