A practical and user-friendly guide to the collision regulations, with full interpretations of the rules and clear diagrams.
A thorough understanding of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (ColRegs) is essential for a wide range of professionals as well as amateur mariners. Written in legal text rather than easy to understand terminology, it is not a surprise that the Colregs are subject to gross misunderstanding and confusion. This makes this a difficult area for the thousands of mariners who need to learn, understand and remember them.
This handbook is the answer. Expert marine training director Simon Jinks provides straightforward explanations of the complex situations that the Regulations discuss. He gives simple and comprehensive interpretation of the ColRegs rule by rule, giving students and professionals the clarity they need for exam prep and dealing with real-life situations. Colour illustrations of all lights and shapes, and clear diagrams provide additional support for students. The handbook also includes chapters on bridge watch-keeping, radar plotting and techniques for answering ColRegs questions in MCA exam conditions. It shows you where other maritime regulations work hand-in-hand with ColRegs.
Simon Jinks is an experienced teacher of ColRegs to students who are studying for MCA Masters, OOW, Boat master and Chief Mates exams, plus those who are studying for RYA Yachtmasters and IYT Master of Yacht Qualifications and want to have an in-depth knowledge. The book adapts the author's teaching notes, developed over many years, with added extras around the subject to help in greater understanding.
About the Author
Simon Jinks is a Director of SeaRegs Training Ltd, a maritime training provider offering both classroom and practical courses mainly aimed at the under 3,000gt market. His specialisation is in the MCA commercial codes of practice, MCA, RYA and SQA training and accreditation. Simon previously managed the RYA's Yachtmaster programme for sail and motor vessels and the RYA navigation and safety courses. He has skippered and taught afloat and ashore in most parts of the world commercially in workboats, yachts and fast patrol craft.