Col Regs – Rule 1 Explained

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...

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Col Regs – Rule 2 Explained

Rule 2 Explained Responsibility (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...

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Col Regs – Rule 3 Explained

Rule 3 Explained. General definitions For 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...

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Col Regs – Rule 5 – Look Out Explained

Image reproduced by kind permission of The Steamship Mutual SSM P&I Club Rule 5 Look-out 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...

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Col Regs – Rule 6 Safe Speed

Image Courtesy of Steamship Mutual Rule 6 The Explanation follows Rule 6. Have a copy of the rule handy when reading the explanation Safe speed Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision...

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