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Old 04-07-2014, 11:26 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Yes...normally in open water rule 15 would have applied and Miss Susan would have been the stand on vessel.
As I interpret rule 15, Miss Susan had Summer Wind to starboard and had a duty to avoid and if necessary not cross in front of Summer Wind.

Further rule 9 gives the vessel requiring the channel the right of way.

But why didn't Summer Wind reverse? My mom always taught me that even if I had the right of way not to fight for it.
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