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See the Corrigendum (record of changes) to the USCG Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook: 17 February 2018.

This handbook (ISBN: 9780160925665), which supersedes Commandant Instruction 16772.2D, Navigation Rules: International-Inland*, is a compendium, produced by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Standards Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, of the:

Navigation Rules International Inland

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS);
  • Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83);
  • their respective technical annexes (33 CFR 84-90);
  • COLREGS Demarcation Lines (33 CFR 80);
  • Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations, (33 CFR 26);
  • Vessel Traffic Management Regulations (33 CFR 161); and,
  • various other pertinent provisions of the U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations regarding compliance and penalties associated with the Navigation Rules.
* Which you may download here: as published (3/25/99), its corrigendum, corrigendum with reference sources, or its last corrected version (7/1/13).