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LESSON 1 RESPONSIBILITIES

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Rule 18 Responsibilities between vessels

Except where Rules 9,10 and 13 otherwise require:
(a) A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of: a vessel not under command; a vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre; a vessel engaged in fishing; a sailing vessel.
(b) A sailing vessel underway shall keep out of the way of: NUC, RAM, VEF
(c) A vessel engaged in fishing when underway shall, so far as possible, keep out of the way of: NUC, RAM 
(d) (i) Any vessel other than a NUC or RAM shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid impeding the safe passage of a vessel constrained by her draught, exhibiting the signals 


Rule 15 Crossing situation

When two power-driven vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel.


Under Rule 9

 A vessel of less than 20 meters in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway,  A  VEF shall not impede the passage of any other vessel navigating within a narrow channel or fairway. A vessel shall not cross a narrow passage or fairway if such crossing impedes the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within such channel or fairway.


Under Rule 10  

A vessel VEF shall not impede the passage of any vessel following a traffic lane and a vessel of less than 20 meters in length or a SV shall not impede the safe passage of a power-driven vessel following a traffic lane.


 

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AUDIO LESSON RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN TWO VESSELS



Over years of teaching, I have seen learners often getting confused with responsibilities of each ship. To check your understanding of the responsibilities please use following AUDIO test. In my experience once learners are OK with this understanding, learning other aspects of IRPCS tend to become easy. 

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