Power-Driven Vessel Encountering Sailing Vessel
Note that the following illustrations are not drawn to scale. The vessels are shown closer to each other than they should be when actually encountering another vessel on the water.
Meeting Head-On: The power-driven vessel is the give-way vessel. The sailing vessel is the stand-on vessel.
Paths That Cross: The power-driven vessel is the give-way vessel. The sailing vessel is the stand-on vessel.
Overtaking: The vessel that is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel, regardless of whether it is a sailing vessel or a power-driven vessel. The vessel being overtaken is always the stand-on vessel.