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Rules when lying at anchor for other vessels at sea.  Rate Topic 
 Posted: Fri Jan 13th, 2017 11:34 am
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Captain Nic

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Hi guys.

While lying at anchor at sea doing some fishing with my ski boat displaying my anchor buoyi (ball) in broad daylight, a chokka trawler were about 2nm from me also on anchor decided to change spot and lifted his anchor and came over to me almost running me over. I mean so close that I could see pimples on his face on his bridge, and if I did not pull my anchor and moved, he would have run me over at my location. I tried getting him on the radio before I moved to ensure he sees me. No response.

As far as I know the vessel at anchor has right of way, and vessels under power must navigate around!!!
Am I wrong??? I took this picture after the incident.:X

Attachment: Naby Chokka boot.jpg (Downloaded 153 times)

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 Posted: Fri Jan 13th, 2017 03:00 pm
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Legally you were correct. At sea, you were probably on his spot and he wanted you to move.

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