Re: Captain Cool almost becomes Captain Crunch....
First off I'm glad that all concerned are ok and that a collision was avoided. How ever I would like to state that IF it had turned bad because you had held your ground as the Stand-on Vessel that you would have been at fault for violating rule 17 that says once you as the stand on vessel is apparent that the give way vessel is not giving way then you must take immediate and appropriate action to avoid a collision. This is the same for both International and Inland rules.
TonyThe Boat; I have to agree with you. There is nothing quite as scary especially at night than the situation that you described. Nice job done . have had simular where you know that they are sleeping or down eating dinner, or whatever and you can't hail them.