Long, well-written, detailed analysis by Thom Patterson on CNN.com about the sinking of the tall ship Bounty. http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/us/bounty/?hpt=hp_c1
Is a sailboat with a deep keel sailing along a shallow channel considered to be constrained by draft, according to the Navigation Rules? What about a 60ft/18m motor yacht with a fairly deep draft navigating along a shallow channel? What dayshape and lights does a CBD vessel display? See Rule 3(h) and Rule 28 of the International Navigation Rules at www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesContent
Does a vessel that is constrained by draft have any special privileges regarding right of way with other vessels? See the blog post of 9/18/12.
Priscilla Travis spends more than 110 days each year on the water, takes photos, and writes about nautical topics.