Shipping Distress Signals and Collisions Regulations 1996
Marine Safety Agency Notice No. M.1642/COLREG 1
International Regs for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

MERCHANT SHIPPING NOTICE

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MARINE SAFETY AGENCY No. M.1642/COLREG 1


The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996

Notice to Owners, Masters, Skippers, Officers and Crew of Merchant Ships, Fishing Vessels, Pleasure Vessels, Yachts and Other Seagoing Craft

 


This Notice and the Rules referred to in it are an integral part of the Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1996, which come into force on 1 May 1996. These Regulations implement the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended. They enhance safe navigation, by prescribing the conduct of vessels underway, specify the display of internationally-understood lights and sound signals and set out collision avoidance actions in close quarter situations.

In these Regulations-
(1 The traffic separation schemes referred to in
Rule 10(a) are the schemes listed in Notice to Mariners No 17 and marked "*" in the margin;
(2) The diagram mentioned in
paragraph 7 of Annex I is the diagram specified in the Chromaticity Chart (1975) published by the International Illumination Commission (CIE); and
(3) The International Code of Signals referred to in
paragraph 3 of Annex IV is published by the International Maritime Organisation.

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March 1996

 
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