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    Re: USS Fitzgerald collision with container ship
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2017 Jun 23, 19:30 -0400

    On 6/20/2017 6:58 PM, Bob Goethe wrote:
    > Rule 7  of the Collision Regulations is entitled "Risk of collision".
    >   It addresses the very question of changes of bearing, Bill....
    I keep a copy of COLREGS in a small book stand next to my bed along with
    Chart 1 and the Great Lakes Light List and review COLREGS when the Great
    Lakes thaw. Carefully reading the light list in great detail is a great
    cure for insomnia :-) It is also quite a challenge to locate myself
    looking near or at the Chicago skyline from the water. Talk about too
    much clutter and visual input!
    I purposely avoided going into the rules chapter and verse in my earlier
    post(s), other than a general looks at crossing and overtaking
    scenarios. Even now very few specifics are being shared--if known. It is
    like one of those math questions on a test: "Given only two sides of an
    oblique triangle you can solve for the other sides and angles with: a.
    The law of sines, b. The law of cosines, c. All of the above, d. None of
    the above, e. Not enough information provide to solve."
    All we know at this point there must be plenty of blame to go around and
    souls to mourn.
    Interesting views to help put things in perspective are YouTube videos
    of a former Navy helmsman, port, starboard and stern lookout speaking
    about how things are supposed to work is at:
    An eye opening look at a Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer executing a
    hairpin turn can be viewed at:
    Another WOW, at least to me, was seeing what turns and aircraft carrier
    is capable of making:

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