3rd Edition

A Practical Guide to the Rules of the Road
For OOW, Chief Mate and Master Students

ISBN 9781138843899
Published June 9, 2015 by Routledge
168 Pages 131 Color Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

A self-teaching aid that covers International regulations for preventing collision at sea 1972 (Colregs) or Rules of the Road, including navigation lights and related situations that could be asked within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency oral examinations for the deck certificate of competency.

This book is divided into two sections. The first section contains simple explanations of the Rules of the Road, while the second section covers more than sixty situations, exam questions and model answers.

Interactive navigation light identification software is also available on a companion website to offer further testing before examination. All questions are asked randomly, and will help prepare you for the oral exam.

  • Self-teaching guide to the International regulations for preventing collision at sea 1972 (Colregs) / Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) Rules of the Road oral examinations
  • Scenarios, questions and model answers help you prepare for the examination
  • Interactive navigation light identification software on a companion website allows students to test themselves before entering exams. Visit the website at www.seamanshiptutor.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Part A (General) - Explanations  2. Part B (Steering and Sailing Rules) – Explanations  3. Part C (Lights and Shapes) – With Illustrations  4. Part D (Sound and Light Signals)  5. Part E – Exemptions  6. Open Sea Situations  7. TSS / Narrow Channel situations  8. Restricted visibility situations  Annexes

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Farhan Saeed joined the merchant navy in 1988 and was engaged in worldwide trading as a deck officer on general cargo ships, container vessels and passenger vessels with the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.

His marine studies, leading to Master Mariner qualification, have been undertaken at the Pakistan Marine Academy, the Australian Maritime College, and Fleetwood Nautical Campus in the UK. He obtained an M.Sc. in computer-based information systems in 2001 from the University of Sunderland, UK. After six years of teaching nautical science in Fleetwood Nautical Campus he has been engaged as Senior Lecturer in Maritime Operations at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, since 2008. He has recently completed Ph.D. research in the field of non-technical skills of deck officers.

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.