Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook

Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook
Title:
Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
050-012-00519-2
ISBN:
9780160954061
Description

The International Rules in this book were formalized in the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and became effective on July 15, 1977. The Rules (commonly called 72COLREGS) are part of the Convention, and vessels flying the flags of states ratifying the treaty are bound to the Rules. The United States has ratified this treaty and all United States flag vessels must adhere to these Rules where applicable.

These Rules are applicable on waters outside of established navigational lines of demarcation. The lines are called COLREGS Demarcation Lines and delineate those waters upon which mariners shall comply with the Inland and International Rules. COLREGS Demarcation Lines are contained in this book.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION  iv

LEGAL CITATIONS  vi

CONVERSION TABLE  vii

NAVIGATION RULES  1

PART A—GENERAL  2

RULE 1 Application. 2

RULE 2 Responsibility  6

RULE 3 General Definitions  6

PART B—STEERING AND SAILING RULES  12

Section I—Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility  12

RULE 4 Application 12

RULE 5 Look-out  12

RULE 6 Safe Speed 14

RULE 7 Risk of Collision 16

RULE 8 Action to Avoid Collision 18

RULE 9 Narrow Channels  20

RULE 10 Traffic Separation Schemes 22

Section II—Conduct of Vessels in Sight of One Another 26

RULE 11 Application 26

RULE 12 Sailing Vessels  26

RULE 13 Overtaking 28

RULE 14 Head-on Situation  30

RULE 15 Crossing Situation  30

RULE 16 Action by Give-way Vessel 32

RULE 17 Action by Stand-on Vessel  32

RULE 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels 34

Section III—Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility 36

RULE 19 Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility 36

PART C—LIGHTS AND SHAPES 38

RULE 20 Application 38

RULE 21 Definitions  40

RULE 22 Visibility of Lights  42

RULE 23 Power-driven Vessels Underway 44

RULE 24 Towing and Pushing  52

RULE 25 Sailing Vessels Underway and Vessels Under Oars  72

RULE 26 Fishing Vessels  80

RULE 27 Vessels Not Under Command or Restricted in Their Ability to Maneuver  88

Section II:

RULE 28 Vessels Constrained by Their Draft  102

RULE 29 Pilot Vessels  104

RULE 30 Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground 106

RULE 31 Seaplanes  112

PART D—SOUND AND LIGHT SIGNALS 114

RULE 32 Definitions 114

RULE 33 Equipment for Sound Signals 114

RULE 34 Maneuvering and Warning Signals 116

RULE 35 Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility 120

RULE 36 Signals to Attract Attention 124

RULE 37 Distress Signals 126

PART E—EXEMPTIONS  128

RULE 38 Exemptions  128

ANNEX I - Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes 132

ANNEX II - Additional Signals for Fishing Vessels Fishing in Close Proximity 150

ANNEX III - Technical Details of Sound Signal Appliances 152

ANNEX IV - Distress Signals 162

ANNEX V (33 CFR 88) - Pilot Rules  167

INTERPRETATIVE RULES  174

COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES  176

PENALTY PROVISIONS.. 199

Violations of International Navigation Rules and Regulations 199

Violations of Inland Navigation Rules and Regulations  199

Penalties for Negligent Operations 200

Duties Related to Marine Casualty Assistance and Information 200

Duty to Provide Assistance at Sea 200

Injunctions 200

ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE  204

WATERS SPECIFIED BY THE SECRETARY 207

VESSEL BRIDGE-TO-BRIDGE RADIOTELEPHONE REGULATIONS 208

Audience

Naval and Coast Guard Officers, mariners such as civil ocean going vessel captains and helmspersons, Astronomers, scientists, and others interested in nautical guidance and data would find this publication informative and useful.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$25.00
International Price:
$35.00
Publisher:
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Key Phrases:
  • USCG
  • Navigational Rules
  • Boating
  • Coast Guard
  • Inland Rules
Weight:
0.6875
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Cover:
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Unit of Issue (US):
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Unit of Issue (Non-US):
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Record Creation Date:
06/19/2020
Last Status Update:
08/04/2020
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