Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules (6th ed.)

by A. N. Cockcroft, J. N. F. Lameijer

A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to, practically and legally, understand and comply with the Rules. This sixth edition incorporates all of the amendments to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea which came into force in November 2003.

The books sets out all of the Rules with clear explanation of their meaning, and gives detailed examples of how the rules have been used in practice by seafarers, as well as excerpts from Court judgements to illustrate how they have been interpreted in practice.

Written for masters, navigating officers, senior crew, cadets and those in training, plus ship operators, marine lawyers and anyone concerned with the safe operation of shipping, this is an essential reference for at sea and on shore.

* Fully revised to meet the November 2003 IMO amendments
* The definitive text for all concerned with both the practical and legal aspects of marine safety
* Includes a colour section with examples of ships' lights to aid recognition of signals

  • Elsevier Science; November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780080521923
  • Edition: 6
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
  • Author: A. N. Cockcroft; J. N. F. Lameijer
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann

In The Press


"...essential reading for anyone who goes to sea for business or pleasure or war." Fishing Boat World

"Written by experts in the subject, this book provides a concise text for all concerned with the practical and legal aspects of interpretation of, an compliance with, the Rules." Maritime Journal

"... should be compulsory reading even for those who already have qualified... the use of coloured diagrams is particularly valuable." The Motor Ship

Amazon: 5 star rating -- "Essential for learning how to navigate safely."