The COLREGs, also known as the Rules of the Road, are indispensable guidelines for maritime navigation. This online course has been meticulously designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects related to the COLREGs and their practical application onboard vessels. By undertaking this course, participants will not only acquire knowledge about the rules themselves but also gain insights into how these rules are effectively managed and implemented during various maritime operations.
COLREGs Online Course Objectives
One of the primary objectives of this course is to underscore the significance of adhering to the COLREGs. It is essential to recognize that compliance with these rules is paramount in ensuring safety at sea. Through interactive lessons, thought-provoking case studies, and practical examples, participants will develop a profound appreciation for why adherence to these regulations is absolutely imperative.
By enrolling in this course, individuals will have the opportunity to delve deep into all areas covered by the COLREGs. Topics such as vessel lights and shapes, sound signals, right-of-way principles, navigational aids, and many more will be exhaustively examined. This comprehensive knowledge will empower participants to navigate confidently through diverse situations encountered on the water while ensuring strict compliance with applicable regulations.
Moreover, this online course allows participants to learn at their own pace from any location across the globe. With engaging multimedia content and interactive quizzes, learners can actively engage in their educational journey and continuously assess their progress.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will not only be awarded a certificate of completion but also possess invaluable expertise regarding the COLREGs – Rules of the Road.
· Understand the importance of COLREGs.
· Outline the contents of COLREGs.
· Identify the actions to be taken when meeting other vessels, the requirements for maintaining a proper lookout in all conditions of visibility and how to avoid the risk of collision
Legislation & References:
· Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), published by the IMO, 1972
Who should attend: Masters, Chief Officers, 2nd Officers, 3rd Officers, Apprentice Officers/ Deck Cadets