Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Radar Target Enhancer (RTE) - active X & S band
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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Assuming that you are discussing International waters, COLREGS Rule 7 Risk of collision requires: "(All) Vessels must use all available means to determine the risk of a collision, including the use of radar (if available) to get early warning of the risk of collision by radar plotting or equivalent systematic observation of detected objects. (e.g. ARPA, AIS)."
In short, this means that if any vessel has any aids to navigation to prevent a collision, that vessel and crew are required to use all of them. If you have a radar reflector and don't hoist it, or if you have radar and don't have it on you are in violation of Rule 7.
I hope this helps you...there are a lot of myths and non-truths told and retold by many sailors.
On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 2:51 PM, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: