COLREG: Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 2003 Consolidated Edition (IB904E)
This publication sets out the fully consolidated text of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs).
The Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), 1972 entered into force in July 1977. It was amended in 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993 and 2001. This publication contains the fully consolidated text of the 1972 Convention and supersedes the 2002 consolidated edition.
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Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
Part A – General
Part B – Steering and sailing rules
Part C – Lights and shapes
Part D – Sound and light signals
Part E – Exemptions
Annex I – Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
Annex II – Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity
Annex III – Technical details of sound signal appliances
Annex IV – Distress signals
As a specialised agency of the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.
Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- January 2003
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 210 mm
- Book Width:
- 150 mm
- 0.2 kg