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When sailing, when you are entering a busy port, what regulations should you follow? International, the ports?

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  • 7 years ago
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    The International Regs and the port's regs will fit together, will not be in conflict. But you do have to know what both sets of regs say - for instance, it is very common that ports define an entry and exit route for private vessels to use that keeps them away from commercial vessels (Harwich). The port's regs may also define which VHF channel to use to talk to Traffic Control, and specify light signals which allow or prohibit entry (Dover).

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  • ANDY
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Hello

    The ports of course, You get to international waters when 3 miles out from the coast.

    Andy C

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  • Sailor
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    You are required in the first instance to follow the international requirememts. Port requirements will be in addition to these. Check with the port athorities first.

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  • 7 years ago

    Your very first concern and radio contact will be (should be) in all cases, with Customs. . . They are the Port Authority, so Customs will give you the exact location & reporting instructions.

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I follow the law of gross tonnage. If it's bigger than me... I get out of it's way.

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