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Re: Nuclear s(n)ubs
I suppose I'm missing where the conflict arises.
The regulation is pretty clear. " Keep at least 100 yards away from a naval Vessel"
( it's a football field) " Operate at slow speed within 500 yards". Since sailboats operate at relatively slow speed anyway, it shouldn't be a monumental burden that infringes on ones civil rights to keep 100 yeards away from a submarine in open water.
( unless you just happen to find yourself in a narrow channel with one)
What's more to discuss over the VHF after the Sub broadcasts the regulation over the radio? If you operate a vessel in the vicinity of a naval installation and don't know the regulation ( that's been on the books for some time now) Whose fault is that?
Who's not showing respect ?
If you can't figure out how to keep 100 yards away from a massive ship, it might be time to take up a new hobby.
The regulation says Keep Clear. What's to think about?
Last edited by tempest; 08-13-2012 at 11:12 AM.