2 Kyu Question 14

Five of six questions items found on past 2 kyu written exams for Question 14 are about  the regulations for overtaking as recorded in the Navigation rules.  The sixth question asks about power driven boats crossing.

The following internet sources are provided as sources for the information in this question.    The translations from the JCG come from The Nippon Foundation Library sited below.

Source: http://nippon.zaidan.info/seikabutsu/2001/00500/contents/00002.htm

OVERTAKING (JCG Regulations, Article 13)

1. Any vessel overtaking any other shall give way to the vessel being overtaken until she is past and clear.

2. A vessel shall be defined to be overtaking when coming up with another vessel from a direction more than 22.5 degrees abaft her beam.   At night, in such a position she would not be able to see the sidelights of the vessel).

3. When a vessel is in any doubt as to whether she is overtaking another, she shall assume that she is overtaking.


When two power-driven vessels cross so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her own starboard side shall give way and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel.

You may want to review the USCG Rules for more information and illustrations.

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