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INTERNATIONAL ONLY On open water two vessels are in an overtaking situation. The overtaking vessel has just sounded one short blast on the whistle. What is the meaning of this whistle signal?
A) "I will maintain course and speed and pass you on your starboard side."
B) "I request permission to pass you on my port side."
C) "On which side should I pass?"
D) "I am changing course to starboard."
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GHILTON - 2018-10-04 09:21:08
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INTL COLREG state that in an overtaking situation ONE short whistle blast indicates I INTEND TO OVERTAKE YOU ON YOUR STARBOARD SIDE, not changing course to starboard.. that is for MEETING OR CROSSING COLREGS
JayhawkNavy02 - 2018-09-14 14:08:10
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Rule 34(a) applies as this is open water, not a narrow channel/fairway and the question states "one short blast" vice "two prolonged and one short blast" therefore wouldn't the answer be (D) "I AM ALTERING MY COURSE TO STARBOARD"
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