There is a bit in this months Sailing Today about rules.
They state that a vessel entering a channel must give way. Mainly, I think, because the main channel boat may be at speed, running with current
, or otherwise not fully manouvreable. It all sounds like joining a motorway.
My first though was the joining was most manouvrable, a bit of forward would bring everything under control (usually). But I wasn't there.
There was also mention in the Mag of a husband lost
when their tender
capsized on returning to shore after aborting a trip due to bad weather
. The wife was rescued by a young lad on a jetty with a rope
We all debate and report boating
incidents that happen to 'boats' but how often are tender
incidents, trips and falls in harbours, on pontoons etc causing serious injury. Perhaps 'the boat' is the safest place to be in bad weather
, scrambling ashore for a warm nights sleep has it's hazards!