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Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
I don't see what is the point. It is obvious that a tugboat with a barge is a vessel “restricted in her ability to maneuver" the same way a trawler with a net out is.

It's just an academic discussion of the " rules".

To your point, the article simply indicates that there are lights and day shapes that a vessel RAM, needs to display to declare that status. However, absent those, Rule 2 comes in to play and points out that the sailboat expecting to be exonerated from any responsibility in an incident, simply because they were " technically" stand on, would not pass the responsibility to avoid collision test. in fact, it states that the sailboat ( besides being crushed) might bear most of the burden.
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