There are many close quarter situations at sea, especially in narrow channels. The problem of overtaking on fairways is a complex issue. Navigation, when carried out in such areas causes reduce of a vessel's safety level, it is necessary to consider limits: ship's particulars, fairway's parameters, human factor, vessel traffic. If these factors are not considered during overtaking, it will cause ship out of fairway or collision. The article will contain the results of researches for overtaking manoeuvre on a traffic lane. These research was performed on training models to appoint safe distance for commence overtaking.
- overtaking distance
- decision-making process