By James Lyons
The Washington Times
January 29, 2008
In the normal course of ships operating at sea, the recognized International Collision Regulations (COLREGS) of 1960 govern ship movements when encountering other ships.
These rules apply to all vessels upon the high seas and all waters connected to the high seas and navigable by seagoing vessels.
These rules that previously gained acceptance by all maritime nations were codified into standard regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and adopted Oct. 20, 1972, and entered into force July 15, 1977.
All signatory countries are obligated to abide….