Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook

Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook
Title:
Navigation Rules And Regulations Handbook
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As Amended September 18th 2020: 85 FR 58268. 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 72 COLREGS) 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

 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 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

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.

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Record Creation Date:
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