Hey, Bermuda. Last I checked, there are only 5 levels in the “pecking order”. Rule 18 lists them as”
1) A vessel not under command
2) A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver
3) A vessel engaged in fishing
4) A sailing vessel
5) A power-driven vessel
Where did you come up with the sixth? And, of course, Tom’s research vessel would fall under number 2 while she’s working,
Of course there’s the “Marblehead” rule, also known as “The Golden Rule” which states that “the one with most gold makes the rules”.
Okay, prove me wrong!