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For the purpose of the navigation rules, the following definitions apply.

  • Vessel: Every kind of watercraft capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, including seaplanes
  • Power-driven vessel: Any vessel propelled by machinery, including a sailboat using an engine
  • Sailing vessel: Any vessel under sail and with no engine in use
  • Underway: Not anchored, tied to shore, or aground
  • Risk of collision: Any situation when an approaching vessel continues on a collision course (the bearing of the approaching vessel does not change), or when you are approaching a very large vessel