favored vessel

A vessel to be favored by other craft in navigation. Connolly v The Ace (CA2 NY) 164 F2d 86. The ship, boat, or other watercraft to which other vessels must give way in order to avoid collision and injury. 12 Am J2d Boats § 80; 48 Am J1st Ship §§ 250 et seq. The one of two vessels approaching each other which is required by the rules of navigation to keep her course and speed. The Knoxville City (CA9 Cal) 112 F2d 223.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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