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ColRegs
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Mariner Rules of the Road
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  1. Rule 1a
    These Rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels.
  2. Rule 1b
    Nothing in these Rules shall interfere with the operation of special rules made by an appropriate authority for roadsteads, harbours, rivers, lakes or inland waterways connected with the high seas and navigable by seagoing vessels. Such special rules shall conform as closely as possible to these Rules.
  3. Rule 1c
    Nothing in these Rules shall interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the Government of any State with respect to additional station or signal lights, shapes or whistle signals for ships of war and vessels proceeding under convoy, or with respect to additional station or signal lights or shapes for fishing vessels engaged in fishing as a fleet. These additional station or signal lights, shapes or whistle signals shall, so far as possible, be such that they cannot be mistaken for any lights, shapes or signals authorized elsewhere under these Rules.
  4. Rule 1d
    Traffic separation schemes may be adopted by the Organization for the purpose of these Rules.
  5. Rule 1e
    Whenever the Government concerned shall have determined that a vessel of special construction or purpose cannot comply fully with the provisions of any of these Rules with respect to the number, position, range or arc of visibility of lights or shapes, as well as to the disposition and characteristics of sound-signalling appliances, such vessel shall comply with such provisions in regard to the number, position, range or arc of visibility of lights or shapes, as well as to the disposition and characteristics of sound-signalling appliances, as her Government shall have determined to be the closest possible compliance with these Rules in respect of that vessel.
  6. Rule 2a
    Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
  7. Rule 2b
    In construing and complying with these Rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels involved, which may make a departure from these Rules necessary to aviod immediate danger.
  8. Rule 3 - preface
    For the purpose of these Rules, except where the contexts otherwise requires:
  9. Rule 3a
    the word "vessel" includes every description of water craft, including non-displacement craft, WIG craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
  10. Rule 3b
    the term "power-driven vessel" means any vessel propelled by machinery.
  11. Rule 3c
    the term "sailing vessel" means any vessel under sail provided that propelling machinery, if fitted, is not being used.
  12. Rule 3d
    the term "vessel engaged in fishing" means any vessel fishing with nets, lines, trawls or other fishing apparatus which restrict maneouvrability, but does not include a vessel fishing with trolling lines or other fishing apparatus which do not restrict maneouvrability.
  13. Rule 3e
    the word "seaplane" includes any aircraft designed to maneouvre on the water.
  14. Rule 3f
    the term "vessel not under command" means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneouvre as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
  15. Rule 3g
    the term "vessel restricted in her ability to maneouvre" means a vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability to maneouvre as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.
  16. Rule 3g - preface
    The term "vessels restricted in their ability to maneouvre" shall include but not be limited to:
  17. Rule 3g (i)
    vessel engaged in laying, servicing or picking up a navigation mark, submarine cable or pipeline.
  18. Rule 3g (ii)
    a vessel engaged in dredging, surveying or underwater operations.
  19. Rule 3g (iii)
    a vessel engaged in replenishment or transferring persons, provisions or cargo while underway.
  20. Rule 3g (iv)
    a vessel engaged in the launching or recovery of aircraft.
  21. Rule 3g (v)
    a vessel engaged in mineclearance operations
  22. Rule 3g (vi)
    a vessel engaged in a towing operation such that it severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to deviate from their course.
  23. Rule 3h
    the term "vessel constrained by her draught" means a power-driven vessel which, because of her draught in relation to the available depth and width of navigable water, is severely restricted in her ability to deviate from the course she is following.
  24. Rule 3i
    the word "underway" means that a vessel is not at anchor, or made fast to the shore or aground.
  25. Rule 3j
    the words "length" and "breadth" of a vessel mean her length overall and greatest breadth.
  26. Rule 3k
    Vessels shall be deemed to be in sight of one another only when one can be observed visually from the other.
  27. Rule 3l
    the term "restricted visibility" means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms or any other similar causes.
  28. Rule 3m
    the term "Wing-in-Ground (WIG) craft" menas a multimodal craft which, in its main operational mode, flies in close proximity to the surface by utilizing surface-effect action.

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