AMALGAMATED NAVIGATION RULES–Navigation Center

USS John S. McCain

The US Coast Guard’s Navigation Center has published amalgamated navigation rules, providing a side by side listing of rules of the nautical road for both inland and international waters. You can see them here.

Below are the introductory paragraphs which provide some additional information on content.

Below is an amalgamation of the International and Inland Navigation Rules, their Annexes, and associated federal rules and regulations. All efforts are made to ensure this amalgamation is accurate and current; nonetheless, the U.S. Coast Guard makes no claims or guarantees of such and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions. Readers are encouraged to bring any errors, omissions or suggestion to our attention using our Contact Us form (select “Navigation Rules of the Road” from the pull-down menu). Official versions of the Navigation Rules can be found at: the International Navigational Rules Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-75, 91 Stat. 308, 33 U.S.C. 1-8) or the Inland Navigation Rules Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-591, 94 Stat. 3415, 33 CFR 83).

Text unique to either Rules is shown in a dual columned table or in bracketed text: where the International text is  square bracketed ] and Inland Rules text is < angle bracketed and italicized ›.  Implementing and Interpretation Rules are shown in a bordered box aft of the Rule they implement/interpret Editorial comments provided by the USCG Office of Navigation System (CG-NAV) are shown in {braces}. Instances of “…with/of this paragraph/subparagraph/Section/Subpart/Part ( ) of this Rule…” have been redacted to refer to the enumerated Rule(s), e.g. International Rule 18(e) states “…with the Rules of this Part” and the same Inland Rule states “…with the Rules of this Subpart (Rules 4-19) (§§83.04 through 83.19)”, but, below it is stated as “…with Rules 4-19.

Hypertext permits the reader to jump to specific sections.

Thanks to Bryant’s Maritime Blog for bringing this to my attention. 

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