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Dry Bulk / Ultra Cape

“Ore Shandong” is one of the largest dry bulk vessels. It is 360 m long, with a beam of 65 m, the draft is 23 m. The deadweight is 400 000 DWT, this is the measure how much a ship can carry. This ship loved Easy a lot and passed my bow at a distance of less than 1 nm. I had the right of way. I still have hope that one day there will be more translations of the COLREG (Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, Kollisionsverhütungsregeln) including Rule 18 (a). A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of: … (iv) a sailing vessel. In an ideal world there would even be a copy of the COLREGs on the bridge of every ship.

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