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I agree with Boasun.
Sailaway, I would like to see the court transcripts (or the records of another similar incident), rather than your interpretation of them, before I agree to your position.
It seems ridiculous to me that consideration would be given to holding a vessel at anchor at fault in a collision unless the vessel was anchored in a fairway or narrow channel or some other inappropriate place. The idea is so absurd that the rules do not even say that vessels at anchor shall be avoided!
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217