ColReg: You Will Find Full Explanation Of The Rules, Supported With Pictures, 3d Models, Sounds And Videos To Help Future Seafarers. ANNEX Definition. The term height above the hull means height above the uppermost continuous deck. This height shall be measured from the position vertically. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) are published (d) The additional signals described in Annex II to these Regulations apply to a vessel engaged in fishing in close proximity to other vessels.

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A vessel at cplregs may in addition sound three blasts in succession, namely one short, one long and one short blast, to give warning of her position and of the possibility of collision to an approaching vessel. When the length of the tow measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds meters, three such lights in a vertical line; ii sidelights; iii a sternlight; iv a towing light in colrehs vertical line above the sternlight; and v when the length of the tow exceeds meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)

It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. Vertical Positioning and Spacing of Lights a On a folregs driven vessel of 20 meters or more in length the masthead lights shall be placed as follows: Rule 27 covers light requirements for vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre.

In the United Annnexes, the rules for vessels navigating inland are published alongside the international rules. Webarchive template ccolregs archives Webarchive template wayback links CS1: Archived from the original on 4 August Need of Assistance The following signals, used or exhibited either together or separately, indicate distress and need of assistance: Colreggs latter vessel may use the sound signal prescribed in Rule 34 d if in doubt as to the intention of the crossing vessel.


The frequency of any one whistle shall differ from those of the others by at least 10 Hz. Rule 6 Safe Speed Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

Rule 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels Except where rule 9, 10, and 13 otherwise require: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Rule 3 includes definitions. You may search for a combination of words and phrases en. You may search for a combination of words and phrases.

Section II – Conduct of vessels in sight of one another Rules Rule 13 Overtaking a Notwithstanding anything contained in the Rules of Part B, Sections I and II, any annwxes overtaking any other shall keep out of the way of the vessel annnexes overtaken. The highest and lowest of these shapes shall be balls and the middle one a diamond.


She shall if necessary take all her way off and in any event navigate with extreme caution until danger of collision is over. They shall be placed at or near the side of the vessel. Part A – General Rules Rule 1 states that the rules apply to all vessels upon the high seas and all waters connected to the high seas and navigable by seagoing vessels.

InThomas Grayassistant secretary to the Maritime Department of the Board of Trade, wrote The Rule of the Roada pamphlet that became famous for its well-known mnemonic verses. The following signals, used or exhibited either together or separately, indicate distress and need of assistance:. Rule 10 of the Collision Regulations deals with the behaviour of vessels in or near traffic separation schemes adopted by the Organization. This section includes inline citationsbut they are not properly formatted.

If so, she shall take avoiding action in ample time, provided that when such action consists of an alteration in course, so far as possible the following shall be avoided:. Rule 37 Distress Signals When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance she shall use or exhibit the signals described in Annex IV to these Regulations.


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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 oclregs of the other vessel.

These additional station or signal lights or whistle signals shall, so far as possible, be such that they cannot be mistaken for any light, shape, or signal authorized elsewhere under these Rules.

Part C Lights and Shapes Rules Rule 20 states rules concerning lights apply from sunset to sunrise. Enter what you want to search for, to search annfxes an “exact phrase” by enclosing it in quotes.

Sailing vessels are limited as to their manoeuvrability in that they cannot sail directly into the wind and cannot be readily navigated in the absence of wind. Every vessel which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear. Judicial Committee July 14, Rule 39 provides definitions.

General The lights mentioned herein shall, is exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 dbe places where they can best be seen.

The effectiveness of the action shall be carefully checked until the other vessel is finally past and clear. The lights shall be visible all around the horizon at a distance of at least 1 mile but at a lesser distance than the lights prescribed by these Rules for fishing vessels.

Retrieved 13 February colrfgs Rule 30 Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground a A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen: