Originally Posted by markpierce
But Bob, you had plenty of room/time to get out of his way.
Yes, yes, yes. AIS would be nice to have.
Probably, but as he was only 1/2 mile away when he temporarily turned towards me and going much faster than you and I can go. I was quickly losing my 1/2 mile buffer. I can't ever recall feeling the need to contact a large ship before -- with, or without AIS.
I honestly hadn't expected him to turn. His was coming from the Cherry Point refinery to the north, so I hadn't expected him to turn towards the Anacortes refineries to the east.