Study of Principles in COLREGs and Interpretations and Amendments COLREGs for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)

When looking back at the history of preventative regulations, 4 common principles can be seen within COLREGs. These principles form the basis for applying COLREGs to MASSs and for making the necessary amendments. Also, in terms of functionality, COLREGs can be broadly classified into the viewpoints of information collection and decision-making. When examining each provision of COLREGs, it is necessary to consider that their objectives are to prevent collisions and protect human life. This paper examines the navigation rules for each type of ship, look-out work, visibility restrictions, interpretation limitations of the ordinary practice of seamen, and the direction of regulation amendments, from the perspective of the above-mentioned principles and the objectives of COLREGs.


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  • Accession Number: 01767100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2021 3:17PM