A paper by Captain J. F. Kemp under this title was published in the April number of this Journal together with some comments on these proposals. Further contributions to the discussion and a reply from Captain Kemp are printed below.
In the April issue of this Journal Captain Kemp has put forward a carefully considered proposal for making the Rule of the Road more effective. His proposal is well considered because he is aware of the audacity which its careful presentation conceals; he is also careful to suggest a change in the Rules only as a basis for discussion. His suggestion is precise, for it is simply to extend Rule 18 to all encounters, or in other words to require both vessels, when crossing or overtaking, to rotate the line of sight in the normal direction as required in Rule 18.