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What should a powerboat do when it encounters another vessel under sail?

A powerboat is about to cross paths with a sailboat under sail.

What should the powerboat do?

If the powerboat is overtaking or crossing in front of the sailboat, it should reduce speed and sound a signal.

When coming alongside such vessels under sail?

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The powerboats helm may have to take evasive action by either turning away from them.

Or putting them into reverse gear with due care for crew safety on deck.

If necessary, at night-time these regulations require powerboats to float lights (except those propelled solely by motor) .

Can be seen clearly at least two miles ahead as well as sidelights aft visible up to one mile.

Powerboats must also display any special colours prescribed specifically for their use when operating within restricted visibility zones.


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