Department of the Navy December 1, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-28414
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) of the Navy has determined that USS LOUISVILLE (SSN 724) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.