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Re: who had right away?
Tend to? More like, almost always. Why? Because no one has "right of way" in this situation (and certainly not "right away").
Absolutely on right of way. There is only one reference in the US Inland Rules, none in the International Regulations.
I have seen a couple of cases in which one boat was held solely responsible. One was the case of a collision with a sailboat not displaying an anchor light.
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