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Col Regs - Rule 1 Explained

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Rule 1 Explained Application(a) These Rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels. (b) Nothing in these Rules shall interfere with the operation of special rules made by an appropriate authority for roadsteads, harbours, ri...

Col Regs - Rule 2 Explained

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Rule 2 ExplainedResponsibility(a) Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special c...

Col Regs - Rule 3 Explained

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Rule 3 Explained.General definitionsFor the purpose of these Rules, except where the context otherwise requires: (a) The word “vessel” includes every description of water craft, including non-displacement craft, WIG craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on ...

Col Regs - Rule 4 Explained

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Rule 4ApplicationRules in this Section apply in any condition of visibility....

Col Regs - Rule 5 - Look Out Explained

Col Regs - Rule 5 - Look Out Explained
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Col Regs - Rule 6 Safe Speed

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Rule 6The Explanation follows Rule 6. Have a copy of the rule handy when reading the explanationSafe speedEvery 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 circums...

Col Regs - Rule 8 Action To Avoid Collision

Col Regs - Rule 8 Action to Avoid Collision
Rule 8 Action to avoid CollisionEXPLANATION(Rule 8 is below Explanation) Take action and make it earlyAs soon as you identify a risk of collision, you must identify the correct action to avoid collision to ensure the vessels will pass at ‘a safe distance’. You should then take that action to...

Col Regs - Rule 9 Narrow Channels

Col Regs - Rule 9 Narrow Channels
RULE 9Narrow Channels. (a) A vessel proceeding along the course of a narrow channel or fairway shall keep as near to the outer limit of the channel or fairway which lies on her starboard side as is safe and practicable.(b) A vessel of less than 20m in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede...

Col Regs - Rule 10 Traffic Separation Schemes

Col Regs - Rule 10 Traffic Separation Schemes
Rule 10 Traffic Separation Schemes ExplainedThis is one of the longest rules, always remember the following:All of the other rules continue to apply within a traffic separation scheme.There is no right of way – a traffic separation lane does not give you right of way over any other vessels.The actio...
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