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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They shall be placed at or near the side of the vessel. The whistles of a combined system shall be located at a annwxes apart of not more than meters and arranged to be sounded simultaneously.

When the length of the tow measuring from colrege 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. Section III – conduct of vessels in restricted visibility Rule This section needs additional colrsgs for verification.

Part C Lights and Shapes Rules Rule 20 states rules concerning lights apply from sunset to sunrise. For the purposes of the Rules a combined whistle system is to be regarded as a single whistle.

A whistle shall be placed as high as is practicable on a vessel, in order to reduce interception of the emitted sound by obstructions and also to minimize hearing damage risk to personnel. Rule 21 Definitions a “Masthead light” means a white light placed over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel showing cklregs unbroken light over an arc of horizon of degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to Retrieved 2 February 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.


Learn how and when to remove these template messages. General The lights mentioned herein shall, if exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 dbe placed where they can best be seen. The lights shall be visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least 1 mile but at a lesser distance then the lights prescribed by these Rules for fishing 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. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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.

Rule 28 Annexse Constrained by their Draft 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. The repositioning of masthead lights on vessels of meters or more coltegs length, resulting from the prescriptions of Section 3 a of Annex I to these regulations, until 9 years after the date of entry into force of these Regulations.

Skip to main content. Signals for trawlers a Vessels engaged in trawling, whether using demersal or pelagic gear, may exhibit: The International Maritime Organization IMO convention, including the almost four dozen “rules” contained in the international regulations, must be adopted by each member country that is signatory to the convention—COLREG laws must exist within each jurisdiction.

InEnglish maritime Law was being adopted in the United States. The effectiveness of traffic separation schemes can be judged from a study made by the International Association of Institutes of Navigation IAIN in Rule 22 Visibility of Lights The lights prescribed in these Rules shall have an intensity as specified in Section 8 of Annex I to these Regulations so as to be visible at the following minimum ranges: Vessels engaged in fishing with purse seine gear may exhibit two yellow lights in a vertical line.

Part F – Verification of compliance with the provisions of the Convention. A vessel at anchor may in addition sound three blasts in succession, namely one short, annexe long and one short blast, to give warning of her position and of the possibility of collision to an approaching vessel.

Annexez a Frequencies and range audibility The fundamental frequency of the signal shall lie within the range Hz. Signals for trawlers a Vessels of 20 m or more in length when engaged in trawling, whether using annees or pelagic gear, shall exhibit: Rule 5 requires that “every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.


Annex II – Additional signals for fishing vessel fishing in close proximity

Rule 34 covers manoeuvring and warning signals, using whistle or lights. Rule 12 states action to be taken when two sailing vessels are approaching one another.

The use or exhibition of any of the foregoing signals except for the purpose of indicating distress or need of assistance and the use of other signals which may be confused with any of the above coltegs is prohibited. It was operated on a voluntary basis at first but in the IMO Assembly adopted a resolution stating that that observance of all traffic separation anndxes be made mandatory – and the COLREGs make this obligation clear.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea – Wikipedia

The lights mentioned herein shall, if exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 dbe placed where they can best be seen. These lights shall flash alternately every second and with equal light and occultation duration.

Further recommendations were made by a S. On a vessel where only one masthead light is carried the maneuvering light, colregss fitted, shall be carried where it can best be seen, not less than 2 meters vertically apart from the masthead light. 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 colregd carelessness and neglect on the part of the persons in charge of the latter.

Contracting Parties shall use the provisions of the Code for Implementation in the execution of their obligations and responsibilities contained in the present Convention. Need of Assistance The following signals, used or exhibited either together or separately, indicate distress and need of assistance: Rule 5 Look-out Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight as well as by hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.