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A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
Sixth edition
A N Cockcroft and J N F Lameijer

Previous edition: "If you require an authoritative guide to the Rules this is the one for you." MER

1. Fully revised to meet the November 2003 amendments to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
2. The definitive text for all concerned with both the practical and legal aspects of marine safety
3. Includes a colour section with examples of ships' lights

A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to, practically and legally, understand and comply with the Rules. This sixth edition incorporates all of the amendments to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea which came into force in November 2003.

REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITION

"Written by experts in the subject, this book provides a concise text for all concerned with the practical and legal aspects of interpretation of, an compliance with, the Rules... The text sets out all the Rules with clear explanations of their meaning and gives excerpts from Court judgments to illustrate how they have been interpreted in practice" Maritime Journal

"The full text of each rule is followed by a thorough discussion of its meaning, interpretation and implications." MER

"... should be compulsory reading even for those who already have qualified... the use of coloured diagrams is particularly valuable." The Motor Ship

"Essential reading for anyone who goes to sea for business or pleasure or war." Fishing Boat World

Also available from Butterworth-Heinemann
The Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques, D House 0750652314
Seamanship Techniques, 2e, D. House 0750644435

Audience: Professional: Marine/shipping company managers/transportation managers. Ships masters, Navigating officers and senior crew. Practicing and consulting maritime engineers. Maritime lawyers, insurance analysts and loss adjusters. Coastal and port authority personnel. Ship owners and operators (inc. private individuals who sail larger vessels). Used by the Royal Navy and Royal Navy Reserve on Navigation courses. Academic: Nautical college students and those studying for professional marine qualifications, in particular anyone preparing for a watch keeping certificate of competency exam. Students of shipping management, marine and ocean engineering and maritime administration.

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REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITION

"...essential reading for anyone who goes to sea for business or pleasure or war." Fishing Boat World

"Written by experts in the subject, this book provides a concise text for all concerned with the practical and legal aspects of interpretation of, an compliance with, the Rules." Maritime Journal

"... should be compulsory reading even for those who already have qualified... the use of coloured diagrams is particularly valuable." The Motor Ship

Amazon: 5 star rating -- "Essential for learning how to navigate safely."

Booknews
The definitive guide to the practical and legal aspects and compliance with international regulations to prevent sea collision, incorporating the 1981, 1987, 1989, and 1993 amendments into this latest edition. The volume sets out each rule from 1 to 37 and clearly explains the meaning of each, giving excerpts from Court judgments to illustrate their legal interpretation. The review also outlines exemptions, and include appendices that discuss such specifics as distress signals, and maneuvers to avoid collision (including diagrams). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750661799
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/17/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Marine consultant and collision regulations expert, UK. Former International Maritime Organization (IMO) collision regulations committee member.

Jan Lameijer has been actively engaged in matters related to COLREGS and Ships' Routeing as an advisor to the Netherlands Administration from 1969 until 2010.
As a representative of the Netherlands Administration Jan has been active for about 35 years in working groups of the Sub-Committee of Safety of Navigation, concerning COLREGS and Ships' Routeing. For more than 10 years Jan acted as chairman of NAV-subcommittee working group on ships routeing.
In recognition contributions to navigation, The Council of the Royal Institute of Navigation awarded Jan the Institutes Gold Medal for the year 2004.

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Fully revised for the 2003 amendment to the International collision avoidance regulations
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Table of Contents

Part A, General Rules; Part B, Steering and sailing rules; Part C, Lights and shapes; Part D, Sound and lights signals; Selected examples of ships' lights; Part E, Exemptions; Annexes to the Rules
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