Philip Hubbell:Lots of re-numbering.
Def, StartOnly hull counts as starting, not crew, nor equipment.But unclear whether "entirely" on pre-start side means crew or equipment might cause OCS.
other than the "compelled" condition being deleted for exoneration on rule 31 breaches.
Tim: I think the difference is mainly the "compelled" in (current) 21(b).
So what's the difference between "in an incident" and "as a consequence of an incident"? I'll be interested to hear the drafter's thoughts on that.
In the case where that boat ahead/leeward is tacking and forced me to tack, that's not a "consequence of an incident with a boat required to give her that room or mark-room".
This seems like a highly subjective test: when is it that a hail "may not be heard?" I certainly understand the desire for further clarity in situations where room to tack is at issue, but are we concerned that this new rule adds a new layer of complexity to an already complex situation? Or, is this just a common sense addition to eliminate the problem of verbal hails being ineffective?
NOR may require other means to signal protest