Colregs Questions and Answers (Q & A)

A great number of Questions and Answers will allow the student (and any other person interested in the Colregs) to evaluate his or her knowlege of the International Rgulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colregs).

The answers to the questions can be found in the book purchased as a hard copy or as an e-version. Also in the Colregs Presentation DVD. The corresponding paragraphs mentioned in the answers (indicated with an "A" refer to where the candidate can check the correctness of his or her answers.


PART A — GENERAL

Rule 1 Application
Rule 2 Responsibility
Rule 3 General definitions


PART B ─ STEERING AND SAILING RULES
Section I – Conduct of vessels in any condition of visibility

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

Section III – Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility

Rule 19 Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility


PART C ─ LIGHTS AND SHAPES

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

PART D ─ SOUND AND LIGHT SIGNALS

Rule 32 Definitions
Rule 33 Equipment for sound signals
Rule 34 Manoeuvring and warning signals
Rule 35 Sound signals in restricted visibility
Rule 36 Signals to attract attention
Rule 37 Distress signals
PART E ─ EXEMPTIONS


Rule 38 Exemptions

Annex 1 Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
Annex 2 Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity
Annex 3 Technical details of sound signal appliances
Annex 4 Distress signals

Attachment 1 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Attachment 2 Resolution 1
Attachment 3 Resolution 2