ODE to the  ‘RULE OF THE ROAD” Thomas Grey
<ul><li>WHEN BOTH LIGHTS YOU SEE AHEAD. </li></ul><ul><li>STARBOARD  WHEEL AND SHOW YOUR RED. </li></ul>
GREEN TO GREEN OR RED TO RED <ul><li>PERFECT SAFETY GO AHEAD </li></ul>
IF TO STARBOARD RED APPEAR <ul><li>IT IS YOUR DUTY TO KEEP CLEAR; </li></ul><ul><li>ACT AS JUDGEMENT SAYS IS PROPER </li><...
BUT WHEN UPON YOUR PORT IS SEEN   <ul><li>A STEAMER’S LIGHT OF GREEN, </li></ul><ul><li>THERE’S NOT MUCH FOR YOU TO DO, </...
BOTH IN SAFETY AND IN DOUBT <ul><li>ALWAYS  KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT: </li></ul><ul><li>IN DANGER WITH NO ROOM TO TURN, </li></...
In Summary, Masters Of Small Vessels Should Bear In Mind The Following Points.
Colregs Are Essentially Simple And Easily Understood. <ul><ul><ul><li>They are there to be learned and applied. </li></ul>...
Vessels  Are  Always  Required To <ul><li>PROCEED AT A SAFE SPEED </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT </li></ul><ul><li>...
Large vessels are simply unable to avoid small craft in every single circumstance, even if theoretically, the small craft ...
In confined waters, small craft are required to keep clear of ships underway in channels and fairways.
At sea, the risk of collision with an approaching vessel should be assessed by using a hand bearing compass to keep track ...
If risk of collision exists, small craft should either move well clear long before a close quarters situation arises or co...
Efficient navigation lights and radar reflectors are of critical importance to small craft operating on or near shipping r...
IF THE COMPASS BEARING OF A SHIP APPROACHING TO CLOSE RANGE REMAINS UNCHANGED, A SMALL CRAFT SHOULD USE:- <ul><li>APPROPRI...
Finally When in the vicinity of a large ship always remember  <ul><li>MIGHT IS RIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul>
LET COMMON SENSE PREVAIL
Ken’s first Rule . <ul><li>NEVER ASSUME THAT ALL OTHER CRAFT WILL KNOW AND OBEY THESE RULES.  ALWAYS USE GREAT CAUTION IN ...
Ken’s second Rule <ul><li>IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION VIEW IT OVER THE STERN. </li></ul><ul><li>Also not in the...
Ken’s third Rule WHEN IN DANGER OR IN DOUBT <ul><li>SAIL IN CIRCLES </li></ul><ul><li>SCREAM and </li></ul><ul><li>SHOUT <...
ANY QUESTIONS
THE END
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Coast Guard Safety In The Clear Part 1 1 5 09

  1. 1.
  2. 2. ODE to the ‘RULE OF THE ROAD” Thomas Grey
  3. 3. <ul><li>WHEN BOTH LIGHTS YOU SEE AHEAD. </li></ul><ul><li>STARBOARD WHEEL AND SHOW YOUR RED. </li></ul>
  4. 4. GREEN TO GREEN OR RED TO RED <ul><li>PERFECT SAFETY GO AHEAD </li></ul>
  5. 5. IF TO STARBOARD RED APPEAR <ul><li>IT IS YOUR DUTY TO KEEP CLEAR; </li></ul><ul><li>ACT AS JUDGEMENT SAYS IS PROPER </li></ul><ul><li>GO TO STARBOARD - BACK OR STOP HER </li></ul>
  6. 6. BUT WHEN UPON YOUR PORT IS SEEN <ul><li>A STEAMER’S LIGHT OF GREEN, </li></ul><ul><li>THERE’S NOT MUCH FOR YOU TO DO, </li></ul><ul><li>FOR GREEN TO PORT KEEPS CLEAR OF YOU. </li></ul>
  7. 7. BOTH IN SAFETY AND IN DOUBT <ul><li>ALWAYS KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT: </li></ul><ul><li>IN DANGER WITH NO ROOM TO TURN, </li></ul><ul><li>EASE HER - STOP HER - GO ASTERN. </li></ul>
  8. 8. In Summary, Masters Of Small Vessels Should Bear In Mind The Following Points.
  9. 9. Colregs Are Essentially Simple And Easily Understood. <ul><ul><ul><li>They are there to be learned and applied. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Vessels Are Always Required To <ul><li>PROCEED AT A SAFE SPEED </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT </li></ul><ul><li>PASS OTHER VESSELS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. </li></ul><ul><li>KEEP TO THE STARBOARD SIDE WHEN IN A MARKED CHANNEL </li></ul>
  11. 11. Large vessels are simply unable to avoid small craft in every single circumstance, even if theoretically, the small craft can claim right of way.
  12. 12. In confined waters, small craft are required to keep clear of ships underway in channels and fairways.
  13. 13. At sea, the risk of collision with an approaching vessel should be assessed by using a hand bearing compass to keep track of bearing changes during the closing phase.
  14. 14. If risk of collision exists, small craft should either move well clear long before a close quarters situation arises or comply with COLREG signals and lights and make their intentions clear to the approaching vessel.
  15. 15. Efficient navigation lights and radar reflectors are of critical importance to small craft operating on or near shipping routes
  16. 16. IF THE COMPASS BEARING OF A SHIP APPROACHING TO CLOSE RANGE REMAINS UNCHANGED, A SMALL CRAFT SHOULD USE:- <ul><li>APPROPRIATE LIGHTS </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNALS </li></ul><ul><li>FLARES or </li></ul><ul><li>MARINE RADIO (VHF CH 16) </li></ul><ul><li>AS APPROPRIATE TO ATTRACT ATTENTION. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Finally When in the vicinity of a large ship always remember <ul><li>MIGHT IS RIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul>
  18. 18. LET COMMON SENSE PREVAIL
  19. 19. Ken’s first Rule . <ul><li>NEVER ASSUME THAT ALL OTHER CRAFT WILL KNOW AND OBEY THESE RULES. ALWAYS USE GREAT CAUTION IN A CLOSE QUARTERS SITUATION. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This “Rule” is not in the Act. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Ken’s second Rule <ul><li>IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION VIEW IT OVER THE STERN. </li></ul><ul><li>Also not in the “Rules” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ken’s third Rule WHEN IN DANGER OR IN DOUBT <ul><li>SAIL IN CIRCLES </li></ul><ul><li>SCREAM and </li></ul><ul><li>SHOUT </li></ul>
  22. 22. ANY QUESTIONS
  23. 23. THE END
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