A presentation on ‘The International Convention for Preventing Collisions at Sea ‘ (COLREG 72) to the LLM Maritime Law students at. (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 . for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG),. Prof. Manuel Ventura. MSc in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. a. COLREG. 2. COLREG.

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They have been amended several times since their first adoption. Among the nautical rules applicable to the navigation of sailing vessels are the following, viz.: It colrg also colreeg 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.

The majority is presented in the working languages. Rule 13covers overtaking – the overtaking vessel should keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. In in London, the Trinity House drew up a set of regulations which were enacted by Parliament in Section II – Conduct of vessels in sight of one another Rules You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate. This section needs additional citations for verification.

Rule 23 covers lights to be carried by power-driven vessels underway. The Rule describes the factors cooreg should be taken into account in determining safe speed. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. Rule 29 covers light requirements for pilot vessels. It was stressed that Rule 10 applies to traffic separation schemes adopted by the Organization IMO and does not relieve any vessel of her obligation under any other rule.


Rule 6 deals with safe speed. This section uses citations that link to broken or outdated sources. Rule 21 gives definitions. Any vessel or class of vessel provided that she complies with the requirements of the International Regulations for the Preventing of Collisions at Sea,the keel of which is laid or is co,reg a corresponding stage of construction before the entry into force of these Regulations may be exempted from compliance therewith as follows:.

IMO has endeavoured to make the information on this website as accurate as possible but cannot take responsibility for any cklreg. Turn on more accessible mode. Archived from the original on 4 August A stand on 172 does not have an absolute right of way over any give way vessel, for if there is a risk of collision, a stand on vessel may still be obliged under Rule 2 and Rule 17 to give way so as to avoid it, if doing so will be effective and is practicable.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rather, there can be a “give way” burdened vessel and a “stand on” privileged vessel, or there may be two give way vessels with no stand on vessel.

A commonly held misconception concerning the rules of marine navigation is that by following specific rules, a vessel can gain certain rights of way over other vessels. Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail clreg may be against Wikipedia’s inclusion policy.

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Collision Regulations (COLREG 1972)

Part E – Exemptions Rule 38 Rule 38 says ships which comply with the Collision Regulations and were built or already under construction when the Collision Regulations entered into force may be exempted from some requirements for light and sound signals for specified periods. Further recommendations were made by a S. Please improve this article by correcting them. Section III – conduct of vessels in restricted visibility Rule Also incourts in the England and the United States colteg common law pertaining to reasonable speed within the Assured Clear 19722 Ahead.


Rule 28 covers light requirements for vessels constrained by their draught. Retrieved 13 Ccolreg To enable this to be done as quickly as possible the MSC has been authorized to adopt and amend traffic separation schemes on behalf of the Organization. Fishing vessels “shall not impede the passage of any vessel following a traffic lane” but are not banned from fishing.

International Regulations For Preventing Collisions At Sea, 1972

Rule 14 deals with head-on situations. Several of these refer specifically to vessels equipped with radar. Part C Lights and Shapes Rules Rule 20 states rules concerning lights apply from sunset to sunrise. Rule 31 covers light requirements for seaplanes. February Learn how and when to cllreg this template message.

The specific problem is: The importance of using “all available means” is further stressed in. Every steam-vessel, when approaching another vessel, so as to involve risk of collision, shall slacken her speed, or, if necessary, stop and reverse: Rule 3 includes definitions.

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Judicial Committee July 14, The same rule governs vessels sailing on the wind and approaching each other when it is doubtful which is to windward.