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Navigating with other Watercraft

Please don't run into me !
How many times were you thinking this while on the water?
Keep a look out for boat traffic all around you to help eliminate surprizes.
 
Crossing Situations
crossing situation
Give-way Vessel
...give way 1 short blast
(1 sec.)
Stand-on Vessel
...hold course and speed
1 short blast (1 sec.)
 
Meeting Head-On or Nearly So Situations
two boats meet head on
 
Vessels generally pass portside to portside. However, vessels may pass starboard to starboard if proper signals are given.
two boats meet head on
 
Overtaking Situations
overtaking the other boat starboard-to-port. Stand-on Vessel
Overtaken
overtaking the other boat port-to-starboard.
Give-way Vessel
Overtaking (keep clear)
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