The Brief of Evidence, provided by M Pigneguy, raised questions as to whether… 1: Classique was seen at 30* on the ferry’s Port bow or 5* ? 2: The reliability of a Relative Bearing to assess risk of collision when a straight course by the ferry is not maintained. 3: Considering the ferry was traveling at 15 kts & Classique at 7kts would there be risk of collision if both vessels kept their courses & speed. 4: What is the definition of “Course & Speed” ? 5: Would the ferry normally turn at Browns Isand without there being a crossing situation ? 6: Would the ferry pass astern of Classique if the ferry kept her course & speed ?
If both vessels keep their course & speed, there will be a safe passing starboard to starboard with no crossing at all. If the ferry makes a straight course she will cross astern of Classique as Classique moves forward.