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US Navigation Rules


Navigation Rules book by section (International and Inland)

Part A and Part B (pg i-25) - Section / Subpart I
  • General
  • Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility - Rules 1-10

Part B (pg 26-37) - Section / Subpart II-III
  • Conduct of Vessels in Sight of One Another - Rules 11-19
  • Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility - Rule 19

Part C (pg 38-113) Lights and Shapes - Rules 20-31

Part D & E (pg 114-131) Sound and Light Signals / Exemptions - Rules 32-38

Annexes I-V (pg 132-173)
  • Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes
  • Additional Signals for Fishing Vessels Fishing in Close Proximity
  • Technical Details of Sound Appliances
  • Distress Signals
  • Pilot Rules

Miscellaneous (pg 174-215)
  • Interpretive Rules
  • COLREGS Demarcation Lines
  • Penalties Provisions
  • Alternative Compliance - International / Inland
  • Waters Specified by the Secretary
  • Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) call signs, designated frequencies, and monitoring areas.

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