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Module I: Rules of the Road

  • Lights and Day Shapes

    Rule #20 is the first Rule of Part C (Rules 20-31). A thorough understanding of the lights and shapes is vital...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:17AM EST
  • Action of Stand on Vessel

    Action of the Stand-On Vessel applies only where a risk of collision exists between two (not three or more) ve...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:18AM EST
  • Action to Avoid Collision

    Any action you take to avoid a collision must be taken early enough to be effective and must be large enough t...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:22AM EST
  • COLREGS VS Racing Rules

    A 1995 court case (Juno SRL v. S/V Endevour) established that the International Yacht Racing Rules (IYRR), or ...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:22AM EST
  • Crossing Situation

    Here is a breakdown of Rule #15 - Crossing Situation and what it means Note that Rule #15 applies only: ...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:23AM EST
  • Give Way Vessel

    Rule #16 simply states that a Give-way vessel must take significant and obviuos action in ample time (before t...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:24AM EST
  • Head-on Situation

    Rule #14 Head-on Situations applies only to powerboats, not to vessels that are sailing, fishing, restricted-i...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:24AM EST
  • Narrow Channels

    A channel is considered to be a safe route between hazards, or a deeper route through shallow or shoaling wate...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:24AM EST
  • Ordinary Practice of Seamen

    The phrase, "ordinary practice of seamen," refers to the application of the principles of "good seamanship." A...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:24AM EST
  • Overtaking

    Since an overtaking vessel is likely to be slower and, thus less able to get out of the way, an overtaking ves...

    Dec 29, 2016 09:25AM EST
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