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Rules of the Road: General
Terms in this set (24)
INTL./Part A/Rule 1-General (a) These Rules shall apply to . . .
. . . all vessels upon the high seas and all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels
INTL./Part A/Rule 1-General (b) Nothing in these Rules shall interfere with the . . .
. . . operation of special rules made by an appropriate authority for roadsteads, harbors, 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.
INTL./Part A/Rule 1-General (c) 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, shapes or whistle signals shall, so far as possible, be such that they cannot be mistaken for any light, shape, or signal authorized elsewhere under the Rules.
INTL./Part A/Rule 1-General (d) Traffic separation schemes . . .
. . . may be adopted by the Organization for the purpose of these Rules
INLAND/Part A/Rule 1-General/Application (a) These rules apply to all vessels upon . . .
. . . the inland waters of the United States
. . . vessels of the US on the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes to the extent that there is no conflict with Canadian law
INLAND/Part A/Rule 1-General/Application (a) cont. These regulations have preemptive effect over
. . . State and local regulation within the same field
INLAND/Part A/Rule 1-General/Application (b) summarized
-includes special rules within the boundaries of COLREGS 72
-all vessels in line w/ construction/equip requirements of COLREGS also in line w/ these regs
INLAND/Part A/Rule 1-General/Application (c) Nothing in these rules shall . . .
. . . interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the Secretary of the Navy with regards to warships/fishing vessels
INLAND/Part A/Rule 1-General/Application (d) Establishes . . .
-traffic separation schemes
-vessel traffic service regs
INTL./Rule 1-General (e) Whenever the gov't concerned shall have determined that a "special" vessel can't conform with provisions of the rules . . .
. . . the vessel will comply with other provisions as determined by her gov't in closest possible proximity to the actual rules.
INTL./Rule 2-Responsibility(a) Nothing in these Rules . . .
exempts crew/captain/vessel from culpability if they fail to comply with the ROR
INTL./Rule 2-Responsibility(b) If the situation calls for it
A vessel may depart from the ROR to avoid collision
INLAND/Rule 1-General (e) When Secretary decides that a vessel cannot comply with the ROR . . .
. . . he can create special provisions for them via a certificate of alternate compliance
INLAND/Rule 1-General (f) The Secretary can adopt a certificate of alternate compliance created by . . .
. . . a contracting party to the Intl. Regs
INLAND/Rule 1-General (g) The operator of a self-propelled 12 meter + in length shall . . .
. . . have a copy of the Inland ROR on board
INLAND/Rule 2-Responsibility (a) Nothing in the Rules exempts crew/vessel/captain from culpability if . . .
. . . they fail to comply/neglect caution with the ROR
INLAND/Rule 2-Responsibility (b) Noncompliance is allowed . . .
. . . to prevent collision
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (a) vessel
every description of watercraft, including seaplanes/WIGs used for transportation over water
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (b) power driven vessel
propelled by machinery
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (c) sailing vessel
under sail, machinery (if fitted) not engaged
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (d) vessel engaged in fishing
any vessel fishing w/ nets/lines/trawls/equipment that restricts maneuverability
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (d) vessel engaged in fishing is NOT
using trolling lines
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (e) seaplane
aircraft designed to maneuver over water
INTL./Rule 3-General Definitions (f) vessel not under command
through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver
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