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    Re: Sun even nearer zenith
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2016 Sep 27, 16:05 -0400

    On 9/27/2016 3:48 PM, Lu Abel wrote:
    > "The standard of watchkeeping on ships offshore has become so poor that
    > they simply no longer keep a visual watch and only pay attention to
    > their radars when it gives a 'nearby reflection' alarm; they rely almost
    > entirely on AIS to warn them of nearby vessels, so God help you if
    > you're a single hander in a fiberglass boat and don't have AIS."
    >
    
    Excellent advice. In my experience even if they do see you (by sight or
    radar), they are outside of shipping lanes, and you are the ROW vessel
    and on a collision course, the will do nothing. Not even a VF shout out.
    
    I have had to radio them, ask it they see us (yes), do they believe we
    are on a collision course (yes) and do they plan a change of course soon
    (no)?
    
    It was up to us to advise them of our planned evasive maneuvers. Law of
    tonnage!
    

       
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