SO! who got the right away at Sea?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016

    I was wondering what would have happend when they did collide?
    It is not like in traffic when your Toyota hits a, the other Chevy isn’t it?!  8-) or a Volkswagen Hits a FIAT.
    Or simply get some Sea Drone Traffic lights??…

    http://news.yahoo.com/u-chinese-warships-narrowly-avoid-collision-south-china-013009760–finance.html
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    I like the part of the story that says:

    “Eventually, effective bridge-to-bridge communications occurred between the U.S. and Chinese crews, and both vessels maneuvered to ensure safe passage,” said the defence official.

    I wonder if it was anything like the “effective bridge-to-bridge communications” portrayed in the movie Action in the North Atlantic, in which the Humphrey Bogart character of Lt. Rossi (the first officer of a Liberty Ship that nearly gets rammed in dense fog by a Dutch freighter carrying a cargo of TNT) hollers an invective-laced tirade at the skipper of the other ship.


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    They did it like whale wars.Yell at each other across the decks while bumping into each other.


  • 2017 2016 2015 '14 '12

    The Americans have the right of way.  Always.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @CWO:

    I like the part of the story that says:

    “Eventually, effective bridge-to-bridge communications occurred between the U.S. and Chinese crews, and both vessels maneuvered to ensure safe passage,” said the defence official.

    I wonder if it was anything like the “effective bridge-to-bridge communications” portrayed in the movie Action in the North Atlantic, in which the Humphrey Bogart character of Lt. Rossi (the first officer of a Liberty Ship that nearly gets rammed in dense fog by a Dutch freighter carrying a cargo of TNT) hollers an invective-laced tirade at the skipper of the other ship.

    Perhaps it was bridge to bridge hand signals?

    Follwed by this



  • Just give Miley Cyrus the foam finger and stick her on the bow with a boom box, that would ensure a clear path.
    It would also give the world a proper test of China’s new anti-ship missiles.


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    All kidding aside, the answer to the question of who has the right of way at sea is provided by the “Colregs”, more formally known as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, published by the International Maritime Organization.  And in cases when the “rules of the road” don’t get followed and a collision does occur, the legal proceedings which follow fall under something called admiralty law.  Unless of course the collision leads to a war, in which case the dispute is settled, um, out of court.


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    @CWO:

    All kidding aside, the answer to the question of who has the right of way at sea is provided by the “Colregs”, more formally known as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, published by the International Maritime Organization.

    It says something like that all vessels at sea must maneuver arround vessels at sea who are handicaped in maneuvering.
    ?? ??
    😄


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    @aequitas:

    It says something like that all vessels at sea must maneuver arround vessels at sea who are handicaped in maneuvering.
    ?? ??
    😄

    isn’t that what happens on the road?


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    @aequitas:

    @CWO:

    All kidding aside, the answer to the question of who has the right of way at sea is provided by the “Colregs”, more formally known as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, published by the International Maritime Organization.

    It says something like that all vessels at sea must maneuver arround vessels at sea who are handicaped in maneuvering.
    ?? ??
    😄

    Right. If you’re a supertanker you’ve got the right of way. If your ship can turn on a dime you face the greater obligation to alter course and avoid collisions.


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    @wittmann:

    @aequitas:

    It says something like that all vessels at sea must maneuver arround vessels at sea who are handicaped in maneuvering.
    ?? ??
    😄

    isn’t that what happens on the road?

    No. A semi-truck on the road is obligated to the same set of traffic laws as a passenger car. A naval equivalent of a semi-truck is while required not to sail into things has less obligation to alter course simply because it is physically unable to alter course. Bigger and heavier ships get more ‘slack’ with regards to stopping and turning to avoid collisions.


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    @frimmel:

    Right. If you’re a supertanker you’ve got the right of way. If your ship can turn on a dime you face the greater obligation to alter course and avoid collisions.

    Similarly, engine-powered vessels have such an obligation towards sailboats, since the latter are at a maneuvering disadvantage.  Other examples of disadvantaged ships are vessels engaged in trawling operations or who have divers over the side, and vessels which are disabled because of things like mechanical failures.  (The scene in the movie Thunderball in which Largo’s harpooned body jams the wheel on the bridge of the speeding Disco Volante hydrofoil is a somewhat extreme additional example.)  All vessels are required to show regulated patterns of lights at night (and to display regulated indicator shapes by day) which indicates their status and relative course to nearby vessels, thus in principle allowing both skippers to figure out who should have priority.  Most of the time it works. The 1917 Halifax Explosion resulting from the SS Imo / SS Mont Blanc collision showed what can happen when it doesn’t work.


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    So now to the question, what would have happend when they would have collide?



  • There would have been some damage to both ships, both would be towed away, and both sides would calm down while the politicians started bitching to each other…all in all, nothing.



  • But nothing is ever likely to come of it, and I wouldn’t say they’re building past anything that they haven’t already been at previous points in time.


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