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Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't
Mel, the ColRegs don't do a good job of resolving multiple conflicts, that's for sure. What relative direction was the boat to your starboard heading? You were stand on with respect to the cruise ship off your port, I assume. If this turn would not conflict with the starboard traffic, I probably would have made a very large (90 deg) turn to port to take the cruise ships stern, but the other traffic may be prevented and I can't picture it.
The other undefined issue in the ColRegs is when risk of collision actually exists. Prior to that point, there are no stand on and give way vessels, and any ship can make any turn it chooses. Although, they should be made in a very obvious manner.
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