Recognize this book? For those of you that work upon, enjoy, the water, and are in charge of navigating a vessel, it is a requirement to know and especially apply these regulations at all times. Failure to do so places liability and risk out in front of the voyage and is a big hazard to everything.
Same importance for application with motor vehicles on our highways and aircraft in the skies above, you must be able to comprehend the content of this book to its fullest if you pilot on the waterways.
Comprised mainly of 38 International Rules and 11 Inland (Differences), it is one of the most well written series of logical directions for operating in a marine environment. The size of the watercraft does not matter, it applies to all that venture out into this domain.
Now ask yourself this one important question...Do you completely know the Rules of the Road?
If your answer was NO then I would recommend discovering more about the subject. Plenty of outlets that can give you that valuable knowledge, take your pick. Would also highly suggest getting your information from a reliable, USCG or State approved source. There is no room for speculation, never second guessing in risk situations, just correct interpretation and appropriate action.
In case you were wondering, there is no exoneration, as it is written;
Rule 2 - Responsibility
(a) Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master, or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
(b) In construing and complying with these Rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels involved, which may make a departure from these Rules necessary to avoid immediate danger.
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