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Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs)

It s understood that doubt begins when an OOW starts to feel. The summary below is based upon [ clarification needed ] but is not identical to the published text.

Every steam-vessel, when approaching another vessel, so as to involve risk of collision, shall colregd her speed, or, if necessary, stop and reverse: Background AIS Automatic Identification System is the mariner s most significant development in navigation safety since the introduction of radar. A sheltered area outside a harbour where a ship can lie safe at anchor, also known as a roads.

Statutes at Large, — During the day and in good visibility, a vessel can be seen at a much greater distance, as indicated by the fact that a masthead light for cooregs largest vessel need be visible for only six miles and for the smallest vessel, only co,regs miles.


The second objective of requiring a safe speed is cllregs enable the vessel to be stopped “within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. Rule 19 Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility requires that a vessel in restricted visibility determine whether risk of collision exists when it detects by radar alone the colreegs of another vessel.


Please send your feedback to Preface The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea Colregs are published by the International Maritime Organization IMO and set out, among other things, the “Rules of the Road” or navigation rules to be followed by ships and other vessels at sea to prevent collisions between two or more vessels.

Rule 4 tells us that vessels operating under any and all conditions of visibility are required to follow Rules 5 through Rule 23 covers lights to be carried by power-driven vessels underway. The mariners need to understand these qualities and limitations thoroughly. Good eyesight is affected by environmental factors such as ambient light, weather conditions, ccolregs spray, or wind.

Co,regs lights shall not be obscured. Both necessity and immediate danger must be present. Navigation, Sectionrules for preventing collisions”.

But if the situation is detected at long range, the OOW gets sufficient time to take early action. This is not one of those circumstances where doing more with less is a virtue. Pilot on the Bridge Role, Authority and Responsibility. Because of the nature of her work: Rule 3 includes definitions.

The majority is presented in the working languages. These eight rules do not apply to two vessels not “in sight of one another.

COLREGS 1972 Definition:

Rule 10 was amended with regard to dredging or surveying in traffic separation schemes. The words are listed in rank order. Again, when vessels are crossing each other in opposite directions and there is the least doubt of their going clear, the vessel on the starboard tack should persevere in her course, while that on the larboard tack should bear up, or keep away before the wind.

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COLREGS Definition

Collisions about to happen are often called “extremis” situations. As a result, there were inconsistencies and even contradictions colrrgs gave rise to unintended collisions. It was also to clarify that if a vessel is obliged to cross traffic lanes it should do so as nearly as practicable at right angles to the general direction of the traffic flow.

Bridge Team Management Model Course 1. Some content on this site is available in all official languages. These terms are defined in Rule 3.

Radar may fail to detect small targets, alterations of course made by other vessels are usually less apparent and the use of radar bearings is more likely to result in a faulty appreciation of risk of collision than visual bearings taken by compass. The first objective of maintaining a safe speed is to permit the vessel “to take proper and effective action to avoid collision. Part F – Verification of compliance with the provisions of the Convention.

These precautions may be required by good seamanship or special circumstances. First, a vessel should avoid stopping in a high-traffic area, and when a vessel decides to stop, it should make its intentions clear to other vessels in the area. Unless you are in the open ocean, you should seek precise navigational information. The term trawls refers to large open-mouthed nets that are towed through the water by one or two specially equipped fishing vessels trawlers.

This rule applies in all conditions of visibility to all vessels.

Rule 26 covers light requirements for fishing vessels. Hearing testing would be advised.