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Stopping Distance, Turning Circle, Ships Manoeuvring

Stopping Distance Stopping distance is the distance, which, a ship will continue to move after action is taken to stop engines and till the ship comes to rest. Stopping distance details may be provided for sea speed, harbour speed, half speed etc. It may be

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COLREG Rule No 06

Part B – Steering and Sailing Rules Section I – Conduct of Vessels in any Condition of Visibility Rule-6: Safe Speed  Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and

Emergency Stop Manoeuvre

Crash Stop  No type of main engine can be reversed immediately from full rpm ahead to full rpm astern because no engine can drive the propeller at full revolutions astern while the ship herself is moving ahead at considerable speed.  The application of