Guest blog by Vincent Pica
Chief of Staff, First District, Southern Region (D1SR)
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
|Foggy days on the water. United States Coast Guard photo/ PA2 Bobby Nash|
You may remember that back in 2010, we wrote about boat handling in foggy conditions (Five Tips To Fight Fog: web, PDF). Well, has anybody noticed how thick the fog has been recently? Why is that? Air gets cool , water stays warm. The result? Fog… and gobs of it for hours on end…
That column was more “anecdotal seamanship”. But, within our series on the COLREGs, this one is more scholarly. In short, if there isn’t a Rule for it, it doesn’t exist!
Which brings us to Rule 19…