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INTERNATlONAL REGULATlONS FOR PREVENTING COLLlSlONS AT SEA, 1972

Including IMO-amendments dated 1981, 1987, 1989,1993 and 2001

For more details see: http://www.imo.org/Conventions/contents.asp?doc_id=649&topic_id=257


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


Section II – Conduct of vessels in sight of one another


Rule 10      Traffic separation schemes

Rule 11      Application

Rule 12      Sailing vessels

Rule 13      Overtaking

Rule 14      Head-on situation

Rule 15      Crossing situation

Rule 16      Action by give- way vessel

Rule 17      Action by stand-on vesse l

Rule 18      Responsibilities between vessels


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