INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA PDF
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, Articles of the Convention on the International. Regulations for Preventing. (c) Nothing in these rules shall interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the. Government of any State with respect to additional station or signal . COLREGS - International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. Document. Pages. Notes. Text. Zoom. CLOSE. Previous for “” Next. p. 1. Loading .
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The International Rules in this book were formalized in the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, , and became. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) are published The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations (PDF). Southampton, ENG: Crown Department of. surrounding coast you must be aware of the International Regulations for Preventing. Collisions at Sea (commonly known as The COLREGS). These regulations.
A prudent watch keeper needs to be fully dedicated and devoted to the task of navigation as the first priority, but the execution of the tasks should be built on a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and core fundamentals so that the concepts are clear for best practical application. Its placement and cross linkages with other rules makes its understanding and application a little complex.
When does this Rule apply? As a quick reference the following chart should explain the basic application of this Rule.
Rule A vessel required not to impede the passage or safe A vessel the passage of which is not 8 f passage of another vessel. Vessel has full freedom of action. Su paragraphs ii a d iii get a ti ated together if the situation develops to involve risk of collision between the two vessels involved a d that ould e he o plia e ith su paragraph i has failed.
Adoption: 20 October 1972; Entry into force: 15 July 1977
There is nothing like a stand-on vessel in such situations but when in sight of one another , restrictions imposed by Rule 17 would still apply. The obligation to keep clear as per subparagraph i. Each subparagraph is discussed below. This clause may also be applied when 'restricted visibility' conditions impose any restrictions.
Now the vessel 'not to be impeded' should also take 'action to avoid collision' and 'remains fully obliged to comply with the Rules of this part'. Having explained the Rule, I will leave it to the readers to work out various situations and how this Rule should be correctly applied to the same. Lights for sailing and rowing vessels Sailing vessels underway and vessels under oars a A sailing vessel underway shall exhibit: 1.
A sailing vessel of less than 7 metres A vessel under oars may exhibit the lights prescribed in this Rule for sailing vessels, but if she does not, she shall have ready at hand an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.
Lights for fishing vessels Fishing Vessels a A vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor, shall exhibit only the lights and shapes prescribed in this Rule.
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Lights for vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre Vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre a A vessel not under command shall exhibit: 1. The highest and lowest of these lights shall be red and the middle light shall be white; three shapes in a vertical line where they can best be seen.
The highest and lowest of these shapes shall be balls and the middle one a diamond; when making way through the water, a masthead light or lights, sidelights and a sternlight, in addition to the lights prescribed in sub-paragraph i ; when at anchor, in addition to the lights or shapes prescribed in sub-paragraphs i and ii , the light, lights or shape prescribed in Rule The highest and lowest of these lights shall be red and the middle light shall be white; a rigid replica of the International Code flag "A" not less than 1 metre 3.
Measures shall be taken to ensure its all-round visibility.
One of these lights or shapes shall be exhibited near the foremast head and one at each end of the fore yard. These lights or shapes indicate that it is dangerous for another vessel to approach within 1, metres 0.
Such signals are contained in Annex IV to these Regulations. Lights for vessels constrained by their draught A vessel constrained by her draft may, in addition to the lights prescribed for power-driven vessels in Rule 23, exhibit where they can best be seen three all-round red lights in a vertical line, or a cylinder.
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Lights for pilot vessels a A vessel engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit: at or near the masthead, two all-round lights in a vertical line, the upper being white and the lower red; when underway, in addition, sidelights and a sternlight; when at anchor, in addition to the lights prescribed in subparagraph 1 , the light, lights, or shape prescribed in Rule 30 for vessels at anchor.
Lights for vessels anchored and aground A vessel at anchor must display an all-round white light or one black ball in the fore part and another all-round white light at or near the stern at a lower level than the light in the fore part.
BUT if the vessel is less than 50 meters in length it may exhibit an all-round white light where it can best be seen instead of the lights foresaid.
Lights for seaplanes Where it is impracticable for a seaplane or a WIG craft to exhibit lights and shapes of the characteristics or in the positions prescribed in the Rules of the Part she shall exhibit lights and shapes as closely similar in characteristics and position as is possible. Part D — Sound and light signals[ edit ] Definitions of whistle short blast 1 second , and prolonged blast 4—6 seconds.
Equipment Vessels 12 metres On many vessels, a horn serves the purpose of a whistle. Maneuvering and warning signals, using whistle or lights The signals are used when vessels are in sight of one another Judicial Committee June 11, Log In Sign Up.
But the basic principles of collision-avoidance remain the same in almost all situations. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.
When deciding where to cross a narrow channel, or even when entering it, remember that you not only have Rule 9 d to consider, but also any local recommendations or bylaws which may be in place, governing where and when such manoeuvres should occur.
Exemptions 38 The annexes give technical details for lights and sound equipment for vessels as well as additional signals for fishing vessels and trawlers.