Lucian that's funny but sad to. 2 years ago off CH a guy told me that same thing. He had the right of way because his auto pilot was on. No kidding. I couldn't believe it.:wacko:Hey, I have the right of way because my Auto Pilot is ON!!!
Amen, Brother!!Best two bits of instruction I ever got onboard ship........rules of the road summed up......#1) Dont hit anybody......#2)Dont spill any oil.........everything else is just small stuff, and remember, in Admiralty Law there is no right or wrong.......its all based off of % of fault....if you really study the Nav Rules book, there are so many "catch all's" that take responcibilty off of one guy and give part of it to the other.....that NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, you will always end up partially at fault.
(but thats subject to change too.......hence my best learned rules as stated earlier!!!)