Accidents at Sea - Who was helming Marlin?
I read with interest Mike Biddulph's article in the latest RIB International magazine on accidents at sea (pp72-74). Mike mentions a RIB that "slewed right across" the stern of his RIB last summer. The RIB was identified as "Marlin".
I can well imagine that there are many RIBs named "Marlin". However, I'd be very interested to know if it was a Scorpion with yellow tubes and a diesel inboard, because I had a near miss with a RIB matching this description last year. I was the stand on vessel, but "Marlin" failed to give way. I had to give way to avoid a collision.
How can we encourage other RIB users to learn and apply the COLREGS to preserve life at sea and our reputations?