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When this thread settles down, and people are more interested about learning than proving some else wrong, I will tell you what the USCG LT. Commander who was a guest speaker in our class had to say about this rule. He was the board that help write the revisions way back when after we adopted Colregs.
But I will tell one thing he said, and it proved to true here also. "It sure does get people looking through their rule book and that's not a bad thing."
Your last statement is dead on. These discussions do lead to a better understanding of the rules. This rule led to a long discussion with a student in September. She was concerned that the Canadian modifications violated the International rules.
I am interested in what the guest speaker had to say. Things have been quiet for a day.
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