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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
    It was up to us to advise them of our planned evasive maneuvers. Law of

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