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By A.N. Cockcroft

This publication is the fundamental connection with the secure operation of all vessels at sea. released consistently due to the fact that 1965, this revered and professional consultant is the vintage textual content for all who have to virtually and legally comprehend and conform to ‘The Rules’. This 7th variation contains the entire textual content of the foreign rules for fighting Collisions at Sea, with functional dialogue of the consequences of the principles integrated along all updates visible through the years, together with the newest amendments which got here into strength in December 2007. The e-book units out the ‘COLREGs’ with transparent rationalization in their which means, and provides unique examples of the way the principles were utilized in perform by way of seafarers, in addition to excerpts from courtroom judgments to demonstrate how they've been interpreted in perform. Written for seagoing engineers, navigating officials, senior staff, cadets and people in education, plus send operators, marine legal professionals and a person serious about the secure operation of delivery, this is often a vital reference at sea and on shore.

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Radar may fail to detect small targets, alterations of course made by other vessels are usually less apparent and the use of radar bearings is more likely to result in a faulty appreciation of risk of collision than visual bearings taken by compass. However, the use of radar in clear visibility does give some advantages such as range indication and, with some systems, the prediction of the distance of nearest approach and an indication of the effectiveness of proposed manœuvres to avoid collision.

In such areas radar can be used to assess the general traffic situation in all conditions of visibility. Proper use of radar equipment In the 1960 Regulations there was no direct reference to radar in any of the actual Rules but recommendations on the use of radar information as an aid to avoiding collision were given in an Annex. The importance of radar for the purpose of collision avoidance has now been recognised by incorporating the former recommendations into the Rules to make them requirements.

Information concerning stopping distances and turning circles is now supplied to many vessels and navigating officers are expected to be familiar with the manœuvring Steering and sailing rules 21 characteristics of their own ship. The distance that a vessel will cover in a crash stop before being brought to rest from full speed is likely to be between 5 and 15 ship lengths, depending upon speed, displacement, type of machinery, etc. Some general guidance on manœuvring characteristics is given on pages 177–179.

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