Rule 14

Vessels drive on the right side of channels, so it makes sense that if two vessels meet head on they should both turn to starboard. The only danger with this is when two vessels meet head on, on reciprocal courses but slightly offset to port. In this situation it is vital that you are positive and make a distinct turn to starboard as soon as you see the situation developing.

If you do not, you will end up in an ambiguous situation with the other vessel.

One thing you will notice about applying these Rules is that if you are positive about your intentions, everyone else follows you. Remember that the only way you can communicate your intentions is to make positive alterations in ample time.

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