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Re: Run down by a Tug or Barge
Been in this situation more times than i care to remember. No Colregs or International Rules of the Road are more relevant than the one an early mentor told me -GET THE HELL OUT OF HIS WAY!!!!!
He can't turn, he can't stop and there's a pretty good chance nobody is at the helm anyway.
Well said!! If you are lucky he might get on the whistle just before he runs you down, for liability purposes. I have always considered vessels bigger than me to have the right of way, maybe not actually correct, but I am still alive.