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Rules When Encountering Vessels - Yamaha SUPERJET 700 2003 Owner's/Operator's Manual

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Rules when encountering
vessels
There are three main situations that you
may encounter with other vessels which
could lead to a collision unless the Steering
Rules are followed:
Meeting: you are approaching another
vessel head-on
Crossing:
you
another vessel's path
Overtaking: you are passing or being
passed by another vessel
In the following illustration, your watercraft
is in the center. You should give the right-of-
way to any vessels shown in the white area
(you are the give-way vessel). Any vessels
in the shaded area must yield to you (they
are the give-way vessels). Both you and the
meeting vessel must alter course to avoid
each other.
are
traveling
across
Meeting
If you are meeting another power vessel
head on, and are close enough to run the
risk of collision, neither of you has the right-
of-way! Both of you should alter course to
avoid an accident. You should keep the
other vessel on your port (left) side. This
rule does not apply if both of you will clear
one another if you continue on your set
course and speed.
Crossing
When two power-driven vessels are
crossing each other's path close enough to
run the risk of collision, the vessel which has
the other on the starboard (right) side must
keep out of the way of the other. If the other
vessel is on your starboard (right) side, you
must keep out of its way; you are the give-
way vessel. If the other vessel is on your
port (left) side, remember that you should
maintain course and direction, provided the
other vessel gives you the right-of-way as it
should.
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