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On Determination of the Head-on Situation Under Rule 14 of Colreg-72
1 Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy, Kaliningrad, Russia
ABSTRACT: 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 COLREG -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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Citation note:
Bukaty V.M., Morozova S.U.: On Determination of the Head-on Situation Under Rule 14 of Colreg-72. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 383-388, 2010

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