[QUOTE=tugsailor;155209]“Proceeding along the COAST of NC” Is how you attempted to communicate “narrow channel” ? I am sorry, obviously English is not your first language.
In practice, a trawler that is in the process of hauling (heaving in) a net that is 150 meters long, is going to have limited ability to maneuver and this would be a good time to establish communications on the VHF. The trawler may be able to slowly move toward the side of the channel, or it may not be able to do so.
If the trawler exhibits the lights or shapes for a vessel Restricted in Ability to Maneuver, or otherwise communicates that it is restricted in ability to maneuver, then it has the right of way. It seems to me that if you can observe that the trawler is restricted in ability to maneuver, then it should be treated as such. Again, try the VHF[/QUOTE]
Sorry Sir, it should have been “course”.
And your answer is totally helpful. Thank you Sir.