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    Re: Relative plotting vs Geographical plotting
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2002 Jan 12, 8:34 AM

    At 02:26 AM 1/12/02, you wrote:
    >...
    >But the relative bearing is constant at 322 degrees, so (as George says)
    >the two ships are in fact on collision courses. In this context, what does
    >"overtaking" mean, as neither ship is "pulling ahead" of the other?
    >Yours aye,
    >
    >Geoffrey Kolbe.
    
    
    Interesting question about overtaking.
    Do not the Rules of The Road essentially dictate overtaking on the
    starboard side?
    And if the overtakee is drifting to starboard, so that the likely outcome
    is collision rather than passing, does this then cancel the overtaker's intent?
    
    
    
    
    Brian Whatcott
       Altus OK                      Eureka!
    

       
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