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58 Pa. Code § 103.6. Action to avoid collision.

§ 103.6. Action to avoid collision.

 (a)  Action taken to avoid collision shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, be positive, made in ample time and with regard to the observance of good seamanship.

 (b)  An alteration of course or speed to avoid collision shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, be large enough to be readily apparent to another boat visually; a succession of small alterations of course of speed shall be avoided.

 (c)  Action taken to avoid collision with another boat shall result in passing at a safe distance.

 (d)  If necessary to avoid collision or allow more time to assess the situation, a boat shall slacken its speed, stop altogether or reverse its means of propulsion.


   The provisions of this §  103.6 amended November 7, 1980, effective November 8, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 4296; amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (180362) to (180363).

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