Join Date: Aug 2003
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According to the US Coast Guard web site:
The term "vessel not under command" means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
I don't think being tired or exhausted qualifies as an exceptional circumstance.
Here is the definition of rule 5:
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.
So if you are a single handed sailor, and you are sleeping, you are breaking rule 5.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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