course of vessel

course of vessel
The direction taken by a vessel under way; her apparent course rather than her heading at a given moment. The Eastern Glade (CA2 NY) 101 F2d 4. The course of a vessel referred to in the International Regulations to Prevent Collisions is her actual course, and not the compass direction, of the heading of the vessel at the time the other vessel is sighted. Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. v United States (DC NY) 12 172d 128.

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