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A lot of dirty air from the tanker for the poor sailboat, lol
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A lot of dirty air from the tanker for the poor sailboat, lol
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They passed port to port - no problem with that. The sailboat also had restricted space to manouver, was holding a proper course, no problem there either.

The tugs never made any ugly sounds either and in my world they're first to go beserk.

On the motorway we pass within inches of each other at high speed and that's not seen as a problem . . . . . .
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I don't think the sailboat was restricted. This takes place just off of nun R "14" on this chart (Chart 13270), just North East of the intersection of N 42 18' and W 70 56'. There's LOTS of space to East. In my humble opinion, the sailboat took an unnecessary risk by passing as close as it did to the tanker. It could easily have fallen off the wind and given the tanker and tugs much more room.
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Viewing from this angle and distance can be very deceiving. When the actual passing occurred, there was a sufficient distance between the vessels, and as mentioned before with the absence of signals one must assume that there was no collision situation apparent to the skippers, plus changes in bearing etc. In this video, the actual situation was difficult to judge.
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Not a lot of wind and does not look that close to me either. I'm guessing they spoke. One Whistle did it.

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