International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea - Tasmania

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to navigate a ship or any other vessel on the high seas.

These regulations apply to all vessels operating on the high seas and all waters connected to the high seas and navigable by seagoing vessels. They aim to prevent collisions on the water by providing a comprehensive set of rules covering, but not limited to:

  • Steering and sailing rules (for example, the conduct of vessels in sight of one another, or those in restricted visibility);
  • Lights and shapes and their positioning; and
  • Sound and light signals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources


International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea - This document is available directly from the Agency.

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Collision) Regulations 2007 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address:
5 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001




03 62358888


03 62335662


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