International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea | COLREGs | COLREG | Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
DEFINITION set of international legal provisions for preventing collisions at sea adopted in 1972 in the form of an IMO IATE:800404 convention REFERENCE CENTERM, based on: <br><li> <I>Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs)</I>, IMO, http://www.imo.org/about/conventions/listofconventions/pages/colreg.aspx [11.6.2012] <br><li> Full text of the convention, http://www.admiraltylawguide.com/conven/collisions1972.html [7.12.2016]
COMMENT <br>1. The 1972 Convention was designed to update and replace the 1960 Collision Regulations [ IATE:1481190 ] which were adopted at the same time as the 1960 SOLAS Convention. <p>2. The regulations consist of 38 'rules', which are further specified in four technical annexes. They have been regularly amended and supplemented and a consolidated version of the convention was published in 2003 - http://www.witherbyseamanship.com/collision-regulations-2003-edition-430.html [7.12.2016] <p>3. Not to be confused with national 'collision regulations' such as those of the UK - see [ IATE:73546 ].