1. General The lights mentioned herein shall, is exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 (d), be places where they can best be seen. They shall be at least. Colreg annexes pdfColreg annexes pdf Colreg annexes pdf. ColReg: You Will Find Full Explanation Of The Rules, Supported With Pictures, 3d Models, Sounds And Videos To Help Future Seafarers. ANNEX

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If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist. Rule 12 states action to be taken when two sailing vessels are approaching one another.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)

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. Color specifications for lights The chromaticity of all navigation lights shall conform to the following standards, which lie within the boundaries of of the area of the diagram specified for each color by the Internatioinal Commission on Dolreg CIE.

Only the International version has a paragraph h.

Several of these refer specifically to vessels equipped with radar. 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.

If necessary to attract the attention of another vessel, any vessel may make light or sound signals that cannot be mistaken for any signal authorized elsewhere in these Rules, or may direct the beam of her searchlight in the direction of the danger, in such a way as not to embarrass any vessel Any light to attract the attention of another vessel shall be such that it cannot be mistaken for any aid to navigation. Rule 26 Fishing Vessels a A vessel engaged in fishing, whether underway or at anchor, shall exhibit only the lights and shapes prescribed by this rule.

They shall not be so low as to be interfered with by deck lights. The exempted all-round lights are those for vessels restricted in ability to maneuver Rule 17 b i and for vessels constrained by draft Aannexes 28, International only.

The Requirement in the International version of this paragrph is modified or supplemented by paragraphs 2 d and 2 h of Annex I for vessels less than twelve and twenty meters, respectively. Smaller vessels may display two anchor lights but are required to display only one where it can dolreg be seen. The all-round light or masthead light may now be mounted anywhere from stem to stern.


Every vessel shall at all times proceed coleg 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.

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

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.

This showed that between and there were 60 collisions in the Strait of Dover; twenty years later, following the introduction of traffic separation schemes, this total was cut to only Attention is drawn to the relevant sections to the International Code of Signals, the Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual and the following signals: The same principle operates when two towing lights no sternlight are displayed in a vertical line Inland Rules only.

Many navigation lights give you a rough idea of the orientation of a vessel, depending on whether you see a green sidelight, a red sidelight, masthead lights, annsxes whatever. Rule 27 covers light requirements for vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre. Annex I prescribes the spacing between the lights and the height above the hull above the gunwale for smaller vessels for the lowest light.

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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. The boundaries of the area for each color are given by indicating the corner coordinates, which are as follows: 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.

The exception was added after problems were experienced with all-round lights, which are difficult to see “all-round” if they are mounted below a structure holding up the masthead light. Annex IV – Distress signals, which lists the signals indicating distress and need of assistance. 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.

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The chromaticity of all navigation lights shall conform to the following standards, which lie within the boundaries of of the area of the diagram specified for each color by the Internatioinal Commission on Illumination CIE. To ensure a wide variety of whistle characteristics, the fundamental frequency of a whistle shall be between the following limits: Rule 31 Seaplanes Where it is impracticable for a seaplane or a WIG craft to exhibit lights and shapes of the characteristics or in the positions prescribed in the Rules of this Part she shall exhibit lights and shapes as closely similar in characteristics and position as is possible.

Nonwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2 f of this Annex the maneuvering light described in Rule 34 b shall be placed in the same for and aft vertical plane as the masthead light or lights and, where practicable, at a minimum height of 2 meters vertically above the forward masthead light, provided that it shall be carried not less than 2 meters vertically above or below the after masthead light.

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Signals for purse seiners Vessels engaged in fishing with purse seine gear may exhibit two yellow lights in a vertical line.

Rule 10 of the Collision Regulations deals with the annees of vessels in or near traffic separation schemes adopted by the Organization. Part F – Verification of compliance with the provisions of the Convention. On a vessel 50 meters or more in length this forward anchor light shall be placed at a height of not less than 6 meters above the hull.

On a vessel of 50 meters or more in length this forward anchor light shall be placed at a height of not less than 6 meters above the hull. The effectiveness of traffic separation schemes can be judged from a study made by the International Association of Institutes of Navigation IAIN in