Boater Safety Tip

Navigation Rules

Navigation Rules

There are quite a few rules to safe navigation - but most are simple common sense. Learn them all at BOATERexam.com.

Meeting a Power-Driven Vessel Head-On

Operating a power-driven vessel is a lot like driving any vehicle on the road. A proper lookout, safe speed and a little common sense will go a long way out on the water.

In most cases...

You will react just as you would in a car - steer to the right.

In other words...

Steer to starboard.

After two short sound signals to indicate its intentions, Vessel A steers to the Starboard side and passes port-to-port. (HINT: starboard has 2 syllables - so sound off twice).

BUT WHAT IF YOU CAN'T GO TO STARBOARD?

What if there's an obstruction? Like another vessel - or perhaps swimmers? What are your options?

Learn which options are available to you - visit BOATERexam.com today and find out more about al the rules of navigation.