I just read the report and find it distressing that the Officer of the Watch on the tanker was so incompotent. Not to take any fault off the Captain
of the fishing
vessel, but the report also indicates the Watch Officer on the Tanker probably lied about radio
calls. The report also indicates the Watch Officer never attempted sound signals...
This report is reminder of how a bunch of little things can add up to a very serious situation very quickly.
Never assume the other vessel can see you or that you "Rights" will protect you!