The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s U.S. Coast Pilot publications, saving mariners time and money.
“Adding the Navigation Rules into the Coast Pilot conveniently places three essential navigation safety publications into one easily available publication, available in either bound hard copy or electronic format,” said Capt. Mary Ellen Durley, chief of the Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems.
Capt. James Crocker, chief of NOAA Office of Coast Survey Navigation Services Division added, “We are pleased to collaborate with the U.S. Coast Guard in making the Navigation Rules available in all nine volumes of the Coast Pilot — three required publications in one free download.”
To access Coast Pilot, which also already includes the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service regulations, visit here.