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Old 11-19-2013
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Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

What I was trying to say is that COLREGs requires evasive action by all parties when collision is imminent. If the ferry could maneuver and did not the sailor should have been aware of the situation and taken action if only for his own good. How close would you let a fast moving vessel get to you before deciding to get out of dodge? If you are disabled then you need to display the proper signs. If you are slow moving then you need a larger danger zone.
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