July 6, 2022

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Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road

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Professional mariners, military and civilian, from cadets to captains, will find this book’s thorough commentary on the rules of the road and its analysis of numerous collision cases in which the courts construed and applied those rules an invaluable reference. i. Farwells’ Rules of the Nautical Road continues to provide maritime attorneys professional insight into how the rules apply in context and offers rigorous analysis of their application by courts and administrative tribunals For nearly eighty years, this book has been viewed as the indispensable collision law reference work.

This new edition of Captain Farwell’s venerable reference on the nautical rules of the road preserves the carefully crafted wisdom on the first edition, published in 1941 while providing up-to-date information to help the modern mariner understand how those rules are being interpreted and applied today.

The ninth edition includes:

  • Updated coverage of the rules by incorporating previous amendments to the 1972 COLREGS and the U.S. Inland Rules.
  • Describes the International Maritime Organization’s ongoing regulatory scoping project examining issues raised by the introduction of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS), while noting the as-yet unanswered COLREGs compliance challenges such vessels will faceIntegrates the watchstander qualifications and requirements imposed by the STCW Convention and Code, the SOLAS Convention and by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard directives.
  • Incorporates equipment and watchkeeping requirements from the U.S. Navigation Safety StandardsUpdates collision cases from the US, UK, and Canadian courts, and adds relevant interpretations and decisions from Coast Guard Law Bulletins and Coast Guard Decisions.
  • Analyzes several well-publicized collisions that occurred since the publication of the eighth edition
  • Updates coverage of the narrow channel rule, taking particular note of the difficulties in determining where the rule applies.
  • Updates the materials on the look-out and risk of collision responsibilities to address integrated bridge systems, automatic identification systems, voyage data recorders, and the increasingly “active” role of VTS.
  • And more.

Subject: Fall 2020 Catalog | Navy Textbooks/Professional Reading | Holiday Catalog

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 560 pages

Illustrations: 24 figures

Published: November 15, 2020

ISBN-10: 1682475492

ISBN-13: 9781682475492

Product Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1 in

Product Weight: 46 oz

Craig Allen

Craig H. Allen is the Judson Falknor Professor of Law at the University of Washington, where he teaches maritime and international law. He is a retired Coast Guard officer and cutterman who formerly held the Charles Stockton Chair in International Law at the U.S. Naval War College and served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. He is the author of Farwell�s Rules of the Nautical Road (8th edition, Naval Institute Press 2005) and Maritime Counterproliferation Operations and the Rule of Law (Praeger 2007) and serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Navigation and Ocean Development and International Law.

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