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Re: Masthead tricolors
Yes, I will give way to a large ship, but I do so long before there is a risk of collision and the ColReg avoidance rules apply. It's pretty dangerous to find oneself in a real risk of collision and make your own rules. Then again, any action is ultimately allowed, as necessary, to avoid a collision. It's not an exact science.
Don't depend on COLREGS to save your ass. Stay away from other vessels whenever possible. Kinda like driving... you can't expect other drivers to follow laws and sensible safe driving... and have courtesy.
pay attention... someone's life depends on it