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INLAND ONLY Two power-driven vessels are meeting in a narrow channel on the Great lakes as shown in illustration D029RR below. Vessel "A" is downbound with a following current. Vessel "B" should do which of the following?
A) Take action to permit safe passage
B) Initiate the maneuvering signals
C) Have the right of way
D) None of the above
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Marco Polo - 2019-05-30 01:49:15
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Never trust a picture. The rules state that the upbound vessel will take action to permit safe passage (give way) while the downbound shall initiate signals, have the right of way, propose the manner of passage.

RULE 16- Action by Give-way Vessel: Every vessel which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear.
Corralgang - 2018-09-27 01:55:20
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Gs11gk - 2018-09-16 17:36:29
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Agreed. No action appears to be necessary, so answer should be D.
dcreasoner - 2015-10-25 21:04:16
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I agree. Based upon the diagram and question, the vessels will pass safely, and B should not take any action until/unless A does.
emilysakowicz - 2015-06-16 20:52:32
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This is poorly worded as you would first wait for instruction from the other vessel. You wouldn't jump straight into taking action.
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