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Re: No Navigation Lights
Interesting your relative sense of danger in comparing an unlit anchored boat at 200 yards versus some unknown, possibly dangerous, irate sailor you have just awoken. That aside, perhaps this unlit boat is in a designated anchorage unknown to you. Perhaps they are unloading a type of cargo that is best unloaded in poor visibility conditions. But that aside too, I would be glad I spotted her at 200 yards, or whatever, and go on my merry way without saying or doing anything. No good ever comes from such things, in my opinion. Call the responsible authority, yes, but get involved these days, no. Perhaps in the morning, if you are nearby, you can pay a friendly visit, possibly make a friend, and mention politely your problem seeing her at night. Just a tip.
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