What is meant by the term ‘safe speed’ ?« Back to Questions List

Posted by Rajat
Asked on August 30, 2020 10:25 am

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).

Posted by marinetales
Answered On May 24, 2021 2:25 pm