Unified Navigation Rules Published For U.S. Waterways

Mariners who want to prepare for the significant changes resulting from the unification of inland waterway, western rivers, and Great Lakes "Rules of the Road" will be interested in a new publication from Houston Marine Consultants, Inc.

The "Unified Rules Study Guide and Ready Reference," by Gregory Szczurek, combines more than 50 illustrations with a "plain English" translation of the new requirements. Chosen as a textbook by the U.S. Naval Academy, the 165-page publication also includes f l a s h c a r d s and review quizzes for self-study.

Because the book contains the complete text of the Navigational Rules Act, it can be carried on vessels to comply with the requirement that all vessels over a specified length have a copy of the Rules onboard. The Coast Guard proposes that all vessels over 12 meters long, approximately 39 feet, carry a copy of the Rules.

The retail price of the book is $10, plus $1 for mail orders. Multiple copy discounts are available. Contact Houston Marine Consultants, Inc., 1600 20th Street, Kenner, La. 70062.

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