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Port to port is the preferred method passage in most cases, however it is not always possible or practical. Also in crossing situations it maybe unsafe to arrange a port to port passage. I have seen plenty of acceptable starboard to starboard passages.

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Q: When boats are heading towards each other which way do they pass is it port to port or starboard to starboard?
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