Note the the following illustrations room not drawn to scale. The boats are shown closer come each other than they must be once actually encountering another vessel top top the water.

Meeting Head-On: The power-driven ship is the give-way vessel. The cruising vessel is the stand-on vessel.

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Paths the Cross: The power-driven ship is the give-way vessel. The cruising vessel is the stand-on vessel.


Overtaking: The vessel the is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel, regardless of whether it is a sailing vessel or a power-driven vessel. The vessel gift overtaken is always the stand-on vessel.



If operating a power-driven vessel, girlfriend must constantly give way to a sailing vessel unless the sailing vessel is overtaking her vessel.

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