Rule 1-Application (a) These rules shall apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by sea going vessels.
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Vessel, or the owner, master or….?
ordinary practice of…… ?
dangers of navigation and…..?
collision and to any special…..?
The answers are in Rule 2 Responsibility
a) Nothing in these Rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner, master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to comply with these Rules or of the neglect of any precaution, which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
(b) In construing and complying with these Rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels involved, which may make a departure from these Rules necessary to avoid immediate danger.
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Rule 3 Safe Speed-Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.
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Rule 5-Lookout Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and risk of collision.
The most important Rule of them all.
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