Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

Rule Of the Road – EXPLAINED

INTRODUCTION

Why do we have the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (The Rule of the Road, “colregs” or collision regulations – call them what you will)?

When the 19th Century dawned, there were surprisingly, no official guidelines for avoiding collisions at sea, despite the fact that ever since ships first took to the water, they have seemingly done their very best to collide with one another.