Re: Should a tanker drifting be considered NUC?
Of course all of this is also true of vessels on DP but not conducting any work at the moment that would qualify them as RIATM. Most just put up the lights and just sit there when in all reality that they should take the lights down and be prepared to maneuver to avoid collision.
Then how does being underway making 0.015kts effect the rules for maneuvering itself? I guess it is all based on the heading of your vessel in relation to other vessels in the area which might ultimately involve a risk of collision? If you just alter your heading to make the other vessel an overtaking one, then he is to keep out of the way ie. turn your ass to everybody.
In the end, no power driven vessel can just shut down its plant and drift. The engines must be available at all times regardless if the vessel is making 15kts or 0.015kts.
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