Navigating with other Watercraft


Crossing Situations
crossing situation
Give-way Vessel
...give way 1 short blast
(1 sec.)
Stand-on Vessel
...hold course and speed
1 short blast (1 sec.)
Meeting Head-On or Nearly So Situations
two boats meet head on
Vessels generally pass port-side to port-side. However, vessels may pass starboard to starboard if proper signals are given.
two boats meet head on
Overtaking Situations
overtaking the other boat starboard-to-port.Stand-on Vessel
overtaking the other boat port-to-starboard.
Give-way Vessel
Overtaking (keep clear)

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