1. General The lights mentioned herein shall, is exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 (d), be places where they can best be seen. They shall be at least. Colreg annexes pdfColreg annexes pdf Colreg annexes pdf. ColReg: You Will Find Full Explanation Of The Rules, Supported With Pictures, 3d Models, Sounds And Videos To Help Future Seafarers. ANNEX

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Rule 30 requires two anchor lights for vessels fifty meters or longer. If carried under the forward masthead light, the vertical separation dolreg forward and after masthead lights will be unchanged from the non-towing display. Annex I prescribes the spacing between the lights and the height above the hull above the gunwale for smaller vessels for the lowest light.

Rule 14 deals with head-on situations.

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When you move from the inside to the outside of the sector, the light “cuts off. She shall if necessary take all her way off and in any event navigate with extreme caution until danger of collision is over.

If in doubt she may sound the signals prescribed in Rule 34 d. The repositioning of masthead lights on vessels of meters or more in length, resulting from the prescriptions of Section 3 a of Annex I to these regulations, until 9 years after the date of entry into force of these Regulations.

When practicable, this signal shall be made immediately after the signal made by the towing vessel.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)

The lights mentioned herein shall, if exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26 dbe placed where they can best be seen. The all-round lights can be mounted on a mast or hung from a yardarm. When a directional whistle is to be used as the only whistle on a vessel, it shall be installed with its maximum intensity directed straight ahead. Details of location of direction-indicating lights for fishing vessels, dredgers and vessels engaged in underwater operations a The light indicating the direction of the outlying gear from a cooreg engaged in fishing as prescribed in Rule 26 c ii shall be placed at a horizontal distance of not less than 2 meters and not more than 6 meters away from the two all-round red and white lights.


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These countries also certify or approve their own small-vessel navigation lights as meeting the International Annex I specifications.

If due to the presence of obstructions the sound field of a single whistle or of one of the whistles referred to in paragraph 1 f above is likely to have a zone of greatly reduced signal level, it annexes recommended that a combined whistle system be fitted so as to overcome this reduction.

The forward light shall be placed more than one quarter of the length of the vessel from the stern. The exempted all-round lights are those for vessels restricted in ability to maneuver Rule 17 b i and for vessels constrained by draft Rule 28, International only. A bell or gong, or other device having similar sound characteristics shall produce a sound pressure level of not less than dB at a distance of 1 meter from it.

New traffic separation schemes are introduced regularly and existing colre are amended when necessary to respond to changed traffic conditions. Rule 31 covers light requirements for seaplanes.


Rule 21 gives definitions. They shall be placed at or near the side of the vessel. The International Annex I came first. We’ll say in our example that the actual “five-mile” light has an intensity of sixty-three candelas in the sector and volreg being used on a boat eighteen meters long.

When however, a masthead light is carried in addition to sidelights and a sternlight or the all-round light prescribed in rule 23 c i is carried in addition to sidelights, then such masthead light or all-round light colteg be carried at least 1 meter higher than the sidelights.


Such signal may be supplemented by at least five short and rapid flashes.

The lights shall be visible all around the horizon at a distance of at least 1 mile but at a lesser distance than the lights prescribed by these Rules for fishing vessels. All possible measures shall be taken to indicate the nature of the relationship between the towing vessel and the vessel being towed as authorized by Rule 36, in particular by illuminating the towline.

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. The boundaries of the area for each color are given by indicating the corner coordinates, which are as follows: When the length of the tow measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds meters, three such lights in a vertical line; ii sidelights; iii a sternlight.

Vessels engaged in fishing with purse seine gear may exhibit two yellow lights in a vertical line. Rule 3 General Definitions For the purpose of these Rules, except where the context otherwise requires: Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight as well as by hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.

Vessels fifty meters or longer must carry both forward and after masthead lights smaller vessels may do so.

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