In the Northern Hemisphere, which direction does a low-pressure system spin, clockwise or counter-clockwise?
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Congratulations to Sam Sampson of Auckland, New Zealand who identified the ship’s lights in last week’s Mindbender. “When you see white over white and both the red and green running lights of a ship, it is time to run to safety because you are being run down. If you are on a collision course, try to turn so you pass “red-to red” or port to port. If the ships is approaching from astern, choose the shortest course out of its path and then call the ship on VHF to signal your intentions and to ask what are their intentions.”