Marine order 30—Prevention of collisions

Safe navigation of vessels to prevent collisions.

Current Marine Order 30 (Prevention of collisions) 2016

Marine order 30 sets out the requirements for:

  • prevention of collisions
  • internationally agreed measures for navigation
  • lights and signals to be used by a vessel.
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Related content

Refer to the Federal Register of Legislation for previous versions of this marine order.

List of material referenced in this marine order:

  • Additional guidance for the uniform application of Rule 1(e) of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, as amended. IMO circular MSC/Circ.1144 (register)
  • Adoption of the performance standards for navigation lights, navigation light controllers and associated equipment, annex to IMO Resolution MSC.253(83)
  • International regulations for preventing collisions at sea 1972, attached to the Prevention of Collisions Convention (COLREGS) (access or purchase)
  • Ships’ Routeing 2017, an IMO publication (access, borrow or purchase)


Last updated: 19 February 2021