Ahoy, mateys! It’s time to set sail and head out to open waters. But before you can enjoy the peaceful sound of the waves crashing against the hull of your ship, you need to know how to pass a fishing boat.
Here’s what you need to do.
How to Pass a Fishing Boat
First things first, you need to identify the fishing boat. These vessels are usually much smaller than your typical cargo ship or cruise liner.
They typically don’t have any bright colors or flashy lights, so they can be difficult to spot in the dark. Once you’ve spotted the fishing boat, slow down and give it plenty of room to pass. There’s no need to hurry; fishermen are used to waiting for larger ships to pass.
Once you’ve identified the fishing boat and have slowed down, it’s time to hail them on the radio. You’ll want to let them know your speed and intentions so they can adjust their course accordingly.
Fishing boats usually have a small crew, so they may not have anyone monitoring the radio at all times. That’s why it’s important to make sure you hail them early and often until someone responds.
After you’ve hailed the fishing boat on the radio, keep an eye on their course and adjust yours accordingly. You want to make sure you give them plenty of room to pass; even a small collision could cause major damage to their vessel. Remember, safety first!
Hailing a fishing boat on the radio and adjusting your course accordingly is the best way to ensure safe passing.
By following these steps, you can avoid any potential accidents and make sure everyone arrives at their destination safely. Thanks for reading and bon voyage!