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NAUT230 - Navigation Law


Credits: 2

This required course is an in-depth study of the various statues governing the operation of watercraft subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Particular emphasis is placed on both the International Navigational Rules Act of 1977 (which implemented the 72COLREGS, the regulations resulting from the 1972 Convention on International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea) and the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 (which implemented the new unified Inland Rules of the Road presently applicable on the navigable water of the United States). Also discussed are the underlying legal concepts and constitutional issues associated with both international and domestic navigation law as pertains to the American mariner. This course is required of all Deck Midshipmen and is offered in the Third Term of Third Class Year for A-split sea year training assignees and the Second term of Second Class Year for B-split sea year training assignees.

2 class hours a week



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