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Rule 10: Traffic Separation Schemes

Here’s Rule 10: Traffic Separation Schemes (a) This rule applies to traffic separation schemes adopted by the Organization and does not relieve any vessel of her obligation under any other rule. (b) A vessel using a traffic separation scheme shall: (i) Proceed in the appropriate traffic lane in the general direction of traffic flow for… read more »

Rule 9: Narrow Channels

Here’s Rule 9: (a) A vessel proceeding along the course of a narrow channel or fairway shall keep as near to the outer limit or the channel or fairway which lies on her starboard side as is safe and practicable. (b) A vessel of less than 20 m in length or a sailing vessel shall… read more »

Rule 8: Action to avoid collision

Here’s rule 8: (a) Any action taken to avoid collision shall be taken in accordance with the Rules of this Part and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, be positive, made in ample time and with due regard to the observance of good seamanship. (b) Any alteration of course and/or speed to avoid… read more »

Rule 7: Risk of collision

Here’s rule 7: Risk of collision (a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist. (b) Proper use shall be made of radar equipment if fitted and operational, including long-range… read more »

Rule 6: Safe speed

Here’s rule 6: Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In determining a safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: (a)… read more »

Rule 2: responsibility

Here’s rule 2: (a)Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case. (b)… read more »

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