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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In the United States convened the first international maritime conference in Washington, D.

International Regulations For Preventing Collisions At Sea, 1972

Bill of lading Charter-party. The examples and perspective in this section deal primarily with the UK and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Retrieved 26 March Rule 23 covers lights to be carried by power-driven vessels underway. Statutes at Large, — Archived from the original on 4 August There are also four Annexes containing technical requirements concerning lights and shapes and their positioning; sound signalling appliances; additional signals for fishing vessels when operating in close proximity, and international distress signals.

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So when two vessels are approaching each other, both having the wind free and consequently the power of readily controlling their movements, the vessel on the larboard tack must give way and each pass to the right.

Rule 33 says vessels 12 metres or more in length should carry a whistle and a bell and vessels metres or more in length should carry in addition a gong.

International Conference made several recommendations, including the recognition of radar these were eventually ratified in and became effective in Rule 36 covers signals to be used to attract attention. The International Maritime Organization IMO convention, including the almost four dozen “rules” contained in the international colrwg, must be adopted by each member country that is signatory to the convention—COLREG laws must exist within each jurisdiction.

The Rule also forbids ships to cross a narrow channel or fairway “if such crossing impedes the passage of a vessel which can safely navigate only within such channel or fairway. Section III – conduct of vessels in restricted visibility Rule 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 colrey, or keep away before the wind.


Retrieved 2 February Fishing vessels “shall not impede the passage of any vessel following a traffic lane” but are not banned from fishing. In the UK in coloured sidelights were recommended for sailing vessels and fog signals were required to be given, by steam vessels on the ships whistle and by sailing vessels on the fog horn or bell, while a separate but similar action was also taken in the United States.

Neither vessel has “right of way”. WikiProject Transport may be able to help recruit an expert. They have been amended several times since their first adoption. Colregs for the Yachties. This section needs additional citations for verification. In in London, the Trinity House drew up a set of regulations which were enacted by Parliament in Please help improve this article by colret citations to reliable sources.

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

It is a mistake to suppose that a rigorous enforcement of the necessity of adopting precautionary measures by the persons in charge of steamboats to avoid damage to sailing vessels on our rivers and internal waters will have the effect to produce carelessness and neglect on the part of the persons in charge of the latter.

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 improve colrwg section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Rule 25 covers light requirements for sailing vessels underway and vessels under oars.

Collision Regulations (COLREG )

By the regulations or Articles had been adopted by more than thirty maritime countries, including Germany and the United States passed by the United States Congress as Rules to prevent Collisions at Clreg. Retrieved 16 December National Library of New Zealand.

Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive copreg that may be against Wikipedia’s inclusion policy. Webarchive template other archives Webarchive template wayback links CS1: Rule 19 states every vessel should proceed at a safe speed adapted to prevailing circumstances and restricted visibility. See the talk page for details. A new paragraph f was added, stressing that a vessel which was required not to impede the passage of another vessel should take early action to allow sufficient sea room for the safe passage of the other vessel.


The Racing Rules of Sailingwhich govern colreb conduct of yacht colrev dinghy racing under the sanction of national sailing authorities which are members of the International Sailing Federation ISAFare based on the COLREGs, but differ in some important matters such as overtaking and right of way clreg to turning marks in competitive sailing.

In the United States, the rules for vessels navigating inland are published alongside the international rules. Admiralty court Vice admiralty court. A vessel detecting by radar another vessel should determine if there is risk of collision and if so take avoiding action.

In amendments were made concerning the positioning of lights on vessels. Rule 10 of the Collision Regulations deals with the behaviour of vessels in or near traffic separation schemes adopted by cllreg Organization.


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. Although rules for navigating vessels inland may differ, the international rules specify that they should be as closely in line with the international rules as possible.

Judicial Committee June 11, The importance of using “all available means” is further stressed in. Such vessel was obliged to fulfil this obligation also when taking avoiding action in accordance with the steering and sailing rules when risk of collision exists. Rule 22 covers cokreg of lights – indicating that lights should be visible at minimum ranges in nautical miles determined according to the type of vessel.

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