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The Importance of Rule 5 of the COLREGs
Rule 5 of the COLREGS encapsulates the essence of safety at sea—constant vigilance. It emphasises the need for continuous situational awareness and underscores the role each mariner plays in preventing collisions. Regardless of the advancements in marine technology, the human element in maintaining a proper look-out remains paramount. Adherence to Rule 5 is more than a regulatory obligation; it is...
The Role of the Collision Regulations
Over time, the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS) have undergone several changes, shaped by the evolving maritime world. They play a crucial role in ensuring maritime safety by providing a universal standard of conduct for all vessels on the high seas and in navigable waters. For the mariner at sea, a firm understanding of these rules is not only legally necessary...