Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules - International by A.N. Cockcroft

By A.N. Cockcroft

This publication is the fundamental connection with the secure operation of all vessels at sea. released constantly seeing that 1965, this revered and professional consultant is the vintage textual content for all who have to essentially and legally comprehend and agree to ‘The Rules’. This 7th version contains the total textual content of the overseas laws for combating Collisions at Sea, with sensible dialogue of the consequences of the foundations incorporated along all updates noticeable through the years, together with the newest amendments which got here into strength in December 2007. The ebook units out the ‘COLREGs’ with transparent clarification in their which means, and provides specific examples of the way the principles were utilized in perform via seafarers, in addition to excerpts from courtroom judgments to demonstrate how they've been interpreted in perform. Written for seagoing engineers, navigating officials, senior group, cadets and people in education, plus send operators, marine legal professionals and somebody involved in the secure operation of transport, this is often an important reference at sea and on shore.

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When using the AIS in the ship-to-ship mode for anti- collision purposes, the following cautionary points should be borne in mind: 1. is an additional source for navigational information. AIS does not replace, but supports, navigational systems such as radar target-tracking and VTS; and 2. the use of AIS does not negate the responsibility of the OOW to comply, at all times, with the Collision Regulations. AIS The user should not rely on AIS as the sole information system, making use of all safety-relevant information available.

All I desire to say – and I desire to say it with all the emphasis at my Steering and sailing rules 13 command, supported, as I am in this respect by the advice which I have received from the Elder Brethren – is that in no circumstances can it be right for a vessel of the class of the Spirality to be left with only one man on deck–a man who had to do everything, control the ship, keep a look-out, and so forth–for a period which must, as I have said, have extended for the best part of ten minutes.

Number, location and movement of vessels detected In determining a safe speed the mariner must take account of the traffic situation in his vicinity. The greater the number of targets indicated on the radar display the more difficult it may be to determine risk of collision and to assess the effect of possible manœuvres, although some radar systems are capable of providing information of this kind. Vessels detected ahead, or fine on the bow, proceeding in the opposite direction, will obviously present a greater threat than vessels observed to be approaching from abaft the beam with a low closing speed.

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