What is meant by the term ‘safe speed’ ?

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Asked on August 30, 2020
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A safe speed is a speed less than the maximum at which the navigating officer can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and stop within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. Safe speed cannot be given a numerical value and it's value could be different in different circumstances (such as open seas or coastal waters or areas with high traffic density).

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Answered on May 24, 2021