Contents:

PART A GENERAL

Rule 1 Application
Rule 2 Responsibility
Rule 3 General definitions

PART B STEERING AND SAILING RULES

Rule 4 Application
Rule 5 Look-out
Rule 6 Safe speed
Rule 7 Risk of collision
Rule 8 Action to avoid collision
Rule 9 Narrow channels
Rule 10 Traffic separation schemes
Rule 11 Application
Rule 12 Sailing vessels
Rule 13 Overtaking
Rule 14 Head-on situation
Rule 15 Crossing situation
Rule 16 Action by give- way vessel
Rule 17 Action by stand-on vessel
Rule 18 Responsibilities between vessels
Rule 19 Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility

PART C LIGHTS AND SHAPES

Rule 20 Application
Rule 21 Definitions
Rule 22 Visibility of lights
Rule 23 Power-driven vessels underway
Rule 24 Towing and pushing
Rule 25 Sailing vessels underway and vessels under oars
Rule 26 Fishing vessels
Rule 27 Vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre
Rule 28 Vessels constrained by their draught
Rule 29 Pilot vessels
Rule 30 Anchored vessels and vessels aground
Rule 31 Seaplanes

PART D SOUND AND LIGHT SIGNALS

Rule 32 Definitions
Rule 33 Equipment for sound signals
Rule 34 Manoeuvring and warning signals
Rule 35 Sound signals in restricted visibility
Rule 36 Signals to attract attention
Rule 37 Distress signals
 

PART E EXEMPTIONS

Rule 38 Exemptions

Attachments and Annexes

Attachment 1 Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Attachment 2 Resolution 1
Attachment 3 Resolution 2
 
Annex 1 Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
Annex 2 Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity
Annex 3 Technical details of sound signal appliances
Annex 4 Distress signals