Navigation Rules: International-Inland

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For anyone who owns a boat, this is the handbook you need to own. Included are all of the official government rules and regulations that must be followed by anyone out on the water. This book will prepare you for head-on situations, avoiding collisions, using, distress signals, and will inform you of all the up-to-date water regulations. Whether you’re in a jam or just relaxing at sea, Navigation Rules will teach and prepare you for anything and everything you may encounter ...

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Overview

For anyone who owns a boat, this is the handbook you need to own. Included are all of the official government rules and regulations that must be followed by anyone out on the water. This book will prepare you for head-on situations, avoiding collisions, using, distress signals, and will inform you of all the up-to-date water regulations. Whether you’re in a jam or just relaxing at sea, Navigation Rules will teach and prepare you for anything and everything you may encounter while on your boat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616082437
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 477,198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard protects the maritime economy and the environment, defends our maritime borders, and saves those in peril. Their headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.
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Table of Contents

I Introduction iii

II Navigation Rules and Regulations-International and Inland 1

Part A General 2

Rule 1 Application 2

Rule 2 Responsibility 6

Rule 3 General Definitions 6

Part B Steering and Sailing Rules 12

Section/Subpart I Conduct of Vessels In Any Condition of Visibility 12

Rule 4 Application 12

Rule 5 Look-out 12

Rule 6 Safe Speed 14

Rule 7 Risk of Collision 16

Rule 8 Action to Avoid Collision 18

Rule 9 Narrow Channels 20

Rule 10 Traffic Separation Schemes/Vessel Traffic Services 22

Section/Subpart II Conduct of Vessels In Sight of One Another 26

Rule 11 Application 26

Rule 12 Sailing Vessels 26

Rule 13 Overtaking 28

Rule 14 Head-on Situation 30

Rule 15 Crossing Situation 30

Rule 16 Action by Give-way Vessel 32

Rule 17 Action by Stand-on Vessel 32

Rule 18 Responsibilities Between Vessels 34

tSection/Subpart III Conduct of Vessels In Restricted Visibility 36

Rule 19 Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility 36

Part C Lights and Shapes 38

Rule 20 Application 38

Rule 21 Definitions 40

Rule 22 Visibility of Lights 42

Rule 23 Power-driven Vessels Underway 44

Rule 24 Towing and Pushing 52

Rule 25 Sailing Vessels Underway and Vessels Under Oars 70

Rule 26 Fishing Vessels 78

Rule 27 Vessels Not Under Command or Restricted in Their Ability to Maneuver 86

Rule 28 Vessels Constrained by Their Draft/[Reserved] 100

Rule 29 Pilot Vessels 102

Rule 30 Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground 104

Rule 31 Seaplanes 110

Part D Sound and Light Signals 112

Rule 32 Definitions 112

Rule 33 Equipment for Sound Signals 112

Rule 34 Maneuvering and Warning Signals 114

Rule 35 Sound Signals in Restricted Visibility 118

Rule 36 Signals to Attract Attention 122

Rule 37 Distress Signals 124

Part E Exemptions 126

Rule 38 Exemptions 126

Annex I Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes 130

Annex II Additional Signals for Fishing Vessels Fishing in Close Proximity 148

Annex III Technical Details of Sound Signal Appliances 150

Annex IV Distress Signals 160

Annex V [Blank]/Pilot Rules 165

III Interpretative Rules 172

IV Lines of Demarcation 174

V Penalty Provisions 198

Violations of International Navigation Rules and Regulations 198

Violations of Inland Navigation Rules and Regulations 198

Penalties for negligent operations 200

Duties related to marine casualty assistance and information 200

Duty lo provide assistance at sea 201

Injunctions 201

VI Alternative Compliance-International & Inland 202

VII Waters Specified by the Secretary 205

VIII Vessel Bridge-To-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations 206

IX Legal Citations 213

X Conversion Table 214

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