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

INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR
PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972

(as amended by Resolutions A464(XII), A626(15), A678(16) and A736(18))

Table of Contents of the International Regulations

[ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

PART A - GENERAL

Rule
1.
Application
2.
Responsibility
3.
General definitions

PART B - STEERING AND SAILING RULES

Section I - Conduct of vessels in any condition of visibility

 

4. Application
5.
Look-out
6.
Safe speed
7.
Risk of collision
8.
Action to avoid collision
9.
Narrow channels
10.
Traffic separation schemes

Section II - Conduct of vessels in sight of one another

 

11. Application
12.
Sailing vessels
13.
Overtaking
14.
Head-on situation
15.
Crossing situation
16.
Action by give-way vessel
17.
Action by stand-on vessel
18.
Responsibilities between vessels

Section III - Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility

 

19. Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility

PART C - LIGHTS AND SHAPES

 

20. Application
21.
Definitions
22.
Visibility of lights
23.
Power-driven vessels underway
24.
Towing and pushing
25.
Sailing vessels underway and vessels under oars
26.
Fishing vessels
27.
Vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre
28.
Vessels constrained by their draught
29.
Pilot vessels
30.
Anchored vessels and vessels aground
31.
Seaplanes

PART D - SOUND AND LIGHT SIGNALS

 

32. Definitions
33.
Equipment for sound signals
34.
Manoeuvring and warning signals
35.
Sound signals in restricted visibility
36.
Signals to attract attention
37.
Distress signals

PART E - EXEMPTIONS

 

38. Exemptions
[39.
Local exemptions]

 
Annex I
Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
Annex II
Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity
Annex III
Technical details of sound signal appliances
Annex IV
Distress signals]


 
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