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According to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, what is the definition of 'restricted visibility'?

Any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes

According to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, who can become a Party to this Convention?

States Members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice

According to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, when do the Regulations enter into force?

Twelve months after the date on which at least 15 States, the aggregate of whose merchant fleets constitutes not less than 65 per cent by number or by tonnage of the world fleet of vessels of 100 gross tons and over have become Parties to it

Which of the following is true regarding the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972?

The Convention was only open for signature for a limited time

What is the definition of 'restricted visibility' according to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972?

Any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes

When can a Conference be convened for the purpose of revising the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972?

Only if requested by a Contracting Party

What is the purpose of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972?

To prevent collisions between vessels at sea

What is the difference between the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1960?

The 1972 regulations are more comprehensive

What is the meaning of 'restricted visibility' according to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972?

Any condition in which visibility is limited

What is the process for becoming a party to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and who is eligible to become a party?

States Members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice may become Parties to this Convention. Ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative organization.

What is the definition of 'restricted visibility' according to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and what are some examples of conditions that may cause restricted visibility?

The term 'restricted visibility' means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes.

When do the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 enter into force, and what is the requirement for the number of states and aggregate tonnage of merchant fleets to become Parties to the Convention?

The Convention shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which at least 15 States, the aggregate of whose merchant fleets constitutes not less than 65 per cent by number or by tonnage of the world fleet of vessels of 100 gross tons and over have become Parties to it.

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International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

  • The Parties to the Convention undertake to give effect to the Rules and other Annexes constituting the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
  • The Convention shall remain open for signature until 1 June 1973 and thereafter open for accession.
  • States Members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice may become Parties to this Convention.
  • Ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative organization.
  • The United Nations or any Contracting Party responsible for the international relations of a territory may extend the application of this Convention to such a territory.
  • The Convention shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which at least 15 States, the aggregate of whose merchant fleets constitutes not less than 65 per cent by number or by tonnage of the world fleet of vessels of 100 gross tons and over have become Parties to it.
  • The Regulations replace and abrogate the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1960.
  • A Conference may be convened by the Organization for the purpose of revising this Convention or the Regulations or both.
  • The present Convention and the Regulations shall be deposited with the Organization, and the Secretary-General shall transmit certified true copies thereof to all Governments of states that have signed this Convention or acceded to it.
  • 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.
  • The term 'restricted visibility' means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes.
  • Rules in this Part shall be complied with in all weathers.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

  • The Parties to the Convention undertake to give effect to the Rules and other Annexes constituting the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
  • The Convention shall remain open for signature until 1 June 1973 and thereafter open for accession.
  • States Members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice may become Parties to this Convention.
  • Ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative organization.
  • The United Nations or any Contracting Party responsible for the international relations of a territory may extend the application of this Convention to such a territory.
  • The Convention shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which at least 15 States, the aggregate of whose merchant fleets constitutes not less than 65 per cent by number or by tonnage of the world fleet of vessels of 100 gross tons and over have become Parties to it.
  • The Regulations replace and abrogate the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1960.
  • A Conference may be convened by the Organization for the purpose of revising this Convention or the Regulations or both.
  • The present Convention and the Regulations shall be deposited with the Organization, and the Secretary-General shall transmit certified true copies thereof to all Governments of states that have signed this Convention or acceded to it.
  • 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.
  • The term 'restricted visibility' means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes.
  • Rules in this Part shall be complied with in all weathers.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

  • The Parties to the Convention undertake to give effect to the Rules and other Annexes constituting the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
  • The Convention shall remain open for signature until 1 June 1973 and thereafter open for accession.
  • States Members of the United Nations, or of any of the Specialized Agencies, or the International Atomic Energy Agency, or Parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice may become Parties to this Convention.
  • Ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative organization.
  • The United Nations or any Contracting Party responsible for the international relations of a territory may extend the application of this Convention to such a territory.
  • The Convention shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which at least 15 States, the aggregate of whose merchant fleets constitutes not less than 65 per cent by number or by tonnage of the world fleet of vessels of 100 gross tons and over have become Parties to it.
  • The Regulations replace and abrogate the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1960.
  • A Conference may be convened by the Organization for the purpose of revising this Convention or the Regulations or both.
  • The present Convention and the Regulations shall be deposited with the Organization, and the Secretary-General shall transmit certified true copies thereof to all Governments of states that have signed this Convention or acceded to it.
  • 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.
  • The term 'restricted visibility' means any condition in which visibility is restricted by fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorms, sandstorms, or any other similar causes.
  • Rules in this Part shall be complied with in all weathers.

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