Certifications And Exemptions Under The International Regulations For Preventing Collisions At Sea, 1972

2016-01-05T15:45:13+00:00 January 5, 2016|
USS Zumwalt after floating out of drydock in 2013. (Credit: U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics/Released)

(Click to enlarge) USS Zumwalt after floating out of drydock in 2013. (Credit: U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics/Released)

The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship.

(From the Federal Register) — The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.

Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/04/2015-33012/certifications-and-exemptions-under-the-international-regulations-for-preventing-collisions-at-sea.