Crossing Situation - Risk of Collision and Action to Avoid Collision

Thank you for the response and the idea to use time vice distance. Points well taken. A good learning, discussion, and application tool.

If I was still actively sailing I’d buy either the latest edition of Farwell’s or Harry Hirst’s book. Or maybe both.

My version of Farwell’s is 6th Edition, ARPA is mentioned but not discussed.

Fun fact tangent to this I learned in the last couple months, if you Have a Transas/ Wartsilla ECDIS, does in fact have a Rendezvous function. It’s a little bit hidden and a little clunky, but calculates just as well as those PC programs folks love. On the route data screen, there is a RDV tab that lets you acquire AIS targets, and shows you when and where you are going to meet. No one onboard, myself included had ever used it before, or actually noticed it. It requires a 2 Mile CPA I think, but I thought I’d share that feature with the class.


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