On Determination of the Head-on Situation Under Rule 14 of Colreg-72

This paper analyzed one possible criteria of stating the fact of ships' meeting on reciprocal courses and proved that none of them can be judged with confidence of head-on situation. So, in fact Rule 14 of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGS) -1972 should be strictly adhered to: "...When a vessel is in any doubt as to whether such a situation exists we shall assume that it does exist and act accordingly...", i. e. alter the course to starboard.


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  • Accession Number: 01497161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2013 12:53PM