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Old 04-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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City: Gulf Shores, Ala.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Ulysses
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I do not know what "normal navigation rules" are, are there abnormal rules? The towboat is clearly at fault. I have been through that intersection hundreds of times pushing barges and the ship is operating in a restricted channel. The towboat was not. It would appear as though the tide was inbound due to the east bound tows AIS drift Northward. He would have had better luck turning to port (with tide). Even better luck holding up after clearing the Galv. RR Bridge.
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