VIDEO: Rules of the Road

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In this viral video of two vessels colliding, there is a failure both in terms of keeping a proper lookout and adhering to the Rules of the Road.

Regardless of whether you're the stand-on or give-way vessel, skippers must do whatever is necessary to avoid a collision. And never assume that the skipper of an approaching vessel sees you.

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Mobile users: watch the video on YouTube.

For the Rules of the Road, visit the Coast Guard's Navigation Center.

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