Synopses & Reviews
Navigation Rules & Regulations HandbookSupersedes Commandant Instruction M16672.2D
The Official USCG Navigation Rules book is now called, Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook. Containing - International and Inland Rules of the Road and their respective Annexes, - Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone, Regulations, - Vessel Traffic Management Regulations, - Other pertinent regulations for waterway users.
UPDATED TO INCLUDE LNM & NTM 7-18 Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook Supersedes Commandant Instruction M16672.2D
The Official United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Navigation Rules book is now called, Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook. Containing International and Inland Rules of the Road and their respective Annexes, Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations, Vessel Traffic Management Regulations, and Other pertinent regulations for waterway users.
The book contains 40 color illustrations and seven black & white illustrations, with an additional twenty-one black & white tables and one color table. The information covers steering and sailing rules and proper conduct, vessel lights and shapes rules, sound and light signals, exemptions, international and inland navigation, interpretative rules, penalty provisions, implementing rules, COLGREG demarcation lines, operations of vessels generally including vessel bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone regulations, and vessel traffic management.
This version of the handbook is printed in color. Color is necessary to visually understand the light color patterns described in this book.
We include the latest Notice to Mariners updates and highlight each update with underlines and or footnotes.. THIS EDITION IS UPDATED TO INCLUDE NTM 18-20
The Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook (Nav Rules) contains the essentials of boating protocol and safety. It is the reference manual every boat should carry and every skipper should be intimately familiar with. So valuable in fact the US Coast Guard REQUIRES a copy on board all vessels 12 meters (approximately 39') or more in length:
"33 CFR 83.01(g) requires: 'The operator of each self-propelled vessel 12 meters or more in length shall carry, on board and maintain for ready reference, a copy of these Rules.'
This handbook is a compendium produced by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Standards Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, of the:
- International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS);
- Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83);
- their respective technical annexes (33 CFR 84-90);
- COLREGS Demarcation Lines (33 CFR 80);
- Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations, (33 CFR 26);
- Vessel Traffic Management Regulations (33 CFR 161); and,
- various other pertinent provisions of the U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations regarding compliance and penalties associated with the Navigation Rules.