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Re: Run down by a Tug or Barge
Lots of rule apply.
My guess - the sailing vessel messed up big time.
The courts usually apply some sort of joint responsibility.
Did the tug meet the obligations of rule 5 and maintain a watch? Did they sound the 5 or more blasts? Did they take any action to avoid the collision under that latter parts of rule 8?
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