The collision regulations can be a useful tool when dealing with other vessel traffic, and the Coast Pilot publications contain plenty of useful info as well. But that’s two books you’d need to stock on your nav bookshelf. Now the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have teamed up on a consolidated publication that will help mariners save some time and money.
The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s U.S. Coast Pilot publications. To access the Coast Pilot, visit https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/coast-pilot/index.html.