Maybe the situation is not so clear. The US vessel if recovering...

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    Maybe the situation is not so clear. The US vessel if recovering Aircraft is a Vessel Restricted in Ability to Manouvere and therefore had right of way but they should have displayed the appropriate day signal. see definition
    Some examples of RAM vessels include a vessel laying, servicing or picking up a navigation aid, submarine cable, or pipeline; a dredge; a vessel engaged in surveying or underwater operations; a vessel engaged in replenishment, cargo or personnel transfer while underway; a towing vessel with a tow that severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow from deviating from their course; a vessel launching or recovering aircraft; a mine-clearing vessel.
 
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