Conduct of Pleasure Craft in Any Condition of Visibility
Be aware of the following items in Collision Regulations.
The operator of a pleasure craft shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing.
At all times use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to make a full appraisal of the situation and to determine if the risk of collision exists.
The operator of a pleasure craft of less than 20 metres in length, or a pleasure sailing craft, shall not impede the safe passage of a power driven vessel which can safely navigate only within a narrow channel.
Large vessels are often restricted in their ability to maneuver in a narrow channel. Pleasure craft should stay clear and as close as possible to the starboard side of the channel. Be prepared to yield
The operator of a pleasure craft of less than 20 metres in length, or a pleasure sailing craft, shall not impede the safe passage of a power driven vessel following a traffic lane. Again, large vessels are often restricted in their ability to maneuver. Be prepared to yield.
Operators should be aware of vessel traffic lanes by checking marine charts and should exercise extreme caution when near or crossing a traffic lane. Radar reflectors should be mounted and caution should exercised to stay clear of the forward arc of non-visibility experienced by large vessels.
A small pleasure craft is extremely difficult to see forward of the bow of a large vessel.