COLREGs and Best Navigational Practices CBT


The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) set out, among other things, the "rules of the road" or navigation rules to be followed by ships and other vessels at sea to prevent collisions.

COLREGs include 41 rules divided into five sections: Part A - General; Part B - Steering and Sailing; Part C - Lights and Shapes; Part D - Sound and Light signals; and Part E - Exemptions. There are also four Annexes containing technical requirements concerning lights and shapes and their positioning; sound signalling appliances; additional signals for fishing vessels when operating in close proximity, and international distress signals.

This training program is an overview of best navigational practices as they relate to COLREGs, including passage planning, bridge manning & watchkeeping, collision avoidance measures, communicating with the master, and working with pilots.


  • Learn about creating a passage plan and best practices for using ECDIS
  • Understand bridge manning & watchkeeping procedures, including the master/OOW responsibilities, and bridge navigational watch alarm systems
  • See key collision avoidance measures such as close quarters navigation, restricted visibility navigation, radar settings and shallow water effects on maneuverability
  • Know when, why and how best to communicate with the Master
  • Learn best practices for working with pilots, including embarkation/disembarkation procedures, and defining pilot/bridge team responsibilities
Available on:On Demand
Length: 30
Audio: EN
Item no: CBT0-09
Categories: Bridge Resource Management
STCW: Navigational Watch (A-II/1)

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