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COLREGS "International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea" -- Collision Avoidance Regulations (COLREGS) were designed to give direction to vessels in order to set a standard that everyone could follow in order to prevent collisions of two or more vessels. They are many in number and cover almost every imaginable sequence of events, which may lead to collision. You do not have to memorize them all but be aware of the basic rules which apply in order to operate safely on the water.

Rules of the Road -- There are two sets of navigation rules; inland and international. A nautical chart will show you the demarcation lines where the rules change from international to inland and vice versa. In general, these demarcation lines follow the coastline and cross-inlets and bays. On the seaward side of the demarcation lines international rules apply. The NavRules are written with the understanding that not all boats can maneuver with the same ease. Therefore, Rule 18 states that certain vessels have the right-of-way over other vessels by virtue of their ability to maneuver.

Running Light Simulator -- If you've been on the water at night, you already know how different things look. Test your recognition of running lights at night with this simulation.

New Jersey Tide Tables -- Tidal Predictions (High and Low Waters) and Other Constants in New Jersey, generated by NOAA, National Ocean Service.

NOAA -- An organization of the Department of Commerce, NOAA is composed of the National Ocean Service, National Weather Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service, and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) -- CO-OPS collects, analyzes and distributes historical and real-time observations and predictions of water levels, coastal currents and other meteorological and oceanographic data. CO-OPS is part of an integrated National Ocean Service program supporting safe maritime navigation, more productive water-borne commerce, and the needs of the National Weather Service, coastal zone management, engineering and surveying communities.

Nautical Know How - Safe Boating Tips -- Information on boating courses, useful boating tips, boating safety, and boating contests at BoatSafe.com