Coast Guard's new navigation rules handbook available online

The guide includes the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)

The following is the text of a news release from the National Maritime Center:

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The U.S. Coast Guard recently published the Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook, replacing the former Navigation Rules International and Inland. The handbook includes the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation Rules. Other laws and regulations pertinent for mariners and waterway users are also included (e.g., Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Act and Vessel Traffic Services). This link introduces the handbook and discusses issues such as requirements to carry.

The navigation rules and additional information regarding the new handbook can be found online at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Center website by selecting "Nav Rules" from the upper navigation bar.

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