International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea - Tasmania


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
  • 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

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

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Collision) Regulations 2007 TAS

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Contact details

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Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address: Port Tower Building
Level 1
18 Hunter Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 607
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Phone: 03 6235 8888
Fax: 03 6233 5662
Website: Marine and Safety Tasmania (Opens in new window)