Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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I was just reading another response to a question and I had a thought. Everyone knows the priority "pecking order" as it was put:
1 Vessel Not Under Command
2 Vessel Restricted in Ability to Maneuver
3 Vessel Engaged in Fishing
4 Vessel Under Sail
5 Vessel Under Power
I just want everyone to ring in on this one:
When do you consider a vessel to be engaged in fishing?
Any commercial fishing vessel under way? Only when they are tending nets or gear? How about "sport fishermen" or "Charter fishing"?
I live and sail from one of the busiest fishing ports on the East Coast and I am friends with many commercial fishermen. I know how I proceed when on a closing course with one of them but I''d like to tell them how you plan to proceed.