COMDTINST M16672.2D, COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION: NAVIGATION RULES, INTERNATIONAL - INLAND (25-MAR-1999)
COMDTINST M16672.2D, COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION: NAVIGATION RULES, INTERNATIONAL - INLAND (25-MAR-1999)., This instruction forwards International and Inland Navigation Rules and Regulations for use by Coast Guard personnel. This manual contains the International Regulations for
Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS). It also
contains the Inland Navigation Rules, which were enacted by law
on 24 December 1980 and became effective for all Inland waters
except the Great Lakes on 24 December 1981. The Inland Rules
became effective on the Great Lakes on 1 March 1983. Some
differences do remain between the International and Inland Rules.
The side-by-side presentation of the Rules in this publication will
allow mariners to determine those differences.
In 1993, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
adopted amendments to the COLREGS. These amendments became
effective in November 1995. The Coast Guard revised the Inland
Navigation Rules to reflect the COLREGS amendments. Additionally,
the Coast Guard has adopted several changes to the Inland
Navigation Rules to bring those Rules