- Includes the full text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, updated in line with the December 2007 amendments to the rules.
- Contains practical advice on how the regulations should be interpreted and collisions avoided, with insightful discussion of the implications of key phrases and Court interpretations.
- Covers important maneuvering information, with diagrams covering stopping distances, turning circles of ships of various type and size, and a color section with examples of ships' lights.
Practising marine engineers and naval architects; Marine/shipping company managers; Ships masters, navigating officers and senior crew; Consulting marine engineers; Maritime lawyers; Coastal and port authority personnel; Nautical college students and those studying for professional marine qualifications
Table of Contents
Collisions and the Courts
History of the Collision Regulations
Part A. General
Part B. Steering and sailing rules
Part C. Lights and shapes
Part D. Sound and light signals
Part E. Exemptions
Annexes to the Rules
International convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978
imo Recommendation on navigational watchkeeping
International convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978, as amended
Change of bearing with change of range
Manœuvres to avoid collision
List of ships
About the Authors
Affiliations and Expertise
As a representative of the Netherlands Administration Jan has been active for about 35 years in working groups of the Sub-Committee of Safety of Navigation, concerning COLREGS and Ships' Routeing. For more than 10 years Jan acted as chairman of NAV-subcommittee working group on ships routeing.
In recognition contributions to navigation, The Council of the Royal Institute of Navigation awarded Jan the Institutes Gold Medal for the year 2004.