Rule 3

  1. The term "vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver" means a vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel. The term [Int] "vessels restricted in their ability to maneuver" shall [Int] include but not be limited to:
    1. A vessel engaged in laying, servicing, or picking up a navigational mark, submarine cable or pipeline;
    2. A vessel engaged in dredging, surveying or underwater operations;
    3. A vessel engaged in replenishment or transferring persons, provisions or cargo while underway;
    4. A vessel engaged in the launching or recovery of aircraft;
    5. A vessel engaged in mine clearance operations;
    6. A vessel engaged in a towing operation such as severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to deviate from their course.

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Definition - Vessel Restricted in Her Ability to Maneuver
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