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Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor
If the barge is being pushed ahead as part of a composite unit then it's considered to be just a powerboat according to COLREGS. That being said, since I'm a recreational vessel usually with no particular destination or schedule in mind and he's a commercial vessel trying to get their job done. I'm happy to get out of the way. I don't mind tacking/gybing/heaving-to.