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Vessel

Every kind of watercraft capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, including seaplanes

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Power-driven vessel

Any vessel propelled by machinery, including a sailboat using an engine

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Sailing vessel

Any vessel under sail with no engine in use

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Vessel engaged in fishing

Any vessel fishing with nets, lines, trawls, or other fishing equipment that restricts meant maneuverability; however, this does not include a vessel fishing with trolling lines or other fishing equipment that does not restrict maneuverability

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Underway

Not anchored, tied to shore, or aground

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Risk of collision

Any situation when an approaching vessel continues on a collision course (the bearing of the approaching vessel does not change), or anytime you are approaching a very large vessel

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Leeward

Direction toward which the wind is blowing, or downwind. Leeward vessel refers to the vessel that is downwind of the other

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Windward

Direction from which the wind is blowing, or downwind. Windward vessel refers to the vessel that is upwind of the other

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Sidelights

Red & green lights. Red indicates vessel's port (left) and green indicates vessel's starboard (right)

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Sternlight

White light seen only from behind or nearly behind the vessel

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Masthead light

Shines forward and to both sides. Required on all power-driven vessels.

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All-round white light

On power-driven vessels less than 39.4 feet in length. Serves as an anchor light when sidelights are extinguished

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Green and white light

You are the stand on vessel, remain alert

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Only see a white light

You are overtaking another vessel or it is anchored. It is the stand-on vessel, go around it

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If you see a red and white light

Give way to the other vessel. Slow down and allow them to pass. Pr turn to the right and pass behind them

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If you see a red, white, and green light

You are approaching another power-driven vessel head on and both vessels must give way

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If you see a red and green light but no white light

You are approaching a sailing vessel head-on and must give way

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If you see only a green light or only a red light

You may be approaching a sailing vessel and you must give way. The sailing vessel is the stand on vessel except when it is overtaking

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One short blast

Tell other boaters "I intend to pass you on my port (left) side"

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Two short blasts

Tells other boaters "I intend to pass you on my starboard (right) side"

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Three short blasts

Tells other boaters "I am backing up"

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One prolonged blast

Is a warning signal

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Five (or more) short, rapid blasts

Are used to signal danger or to signal that you do not understand or you disagree with the other boaters intensions