SailNet Community - View Single Post - Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See more at
View Single Post
post #43 of Old 12-06-2013
paulk
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,610
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

Often it's not so much a question of challenging commercial traffic as being seen and avoided by it. A J/105 was run over at night by a freighter in Long Island Sound a few years ago. If they had seen the sailboat, they would probably have steered around it. Better than a series of Coast Guard Inquiry sessions.
paulk is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome