Nautical Rules of the Road

Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook (2014)

New Rules

The U.S. Coast Guard publishes Navigation Rules for international and inland waters.

This 2014 publication known as the Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook, contains the Inland Navigation Rules enacted in December 1980 and effective on all inland waters of the United States including the Great Lakes, as well as the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, enacted in 1972 (1972 COLREGS). Mariners should ensure that they have the updated issue. It is corrected through NTM 48-14.



Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook  – (File size 2.13 MB)