Merchant Shipping Act
(CHAPTER 179, Section 208)
Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Collisions at Sea) Regulations
Rg 10
REVISED EDITION 1990
(25th March 1992)
[1st June 1983]
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Collisions at Sea) Regulations.
Definition
2.  In these Regulations, “Organization” means the International Maritime Organization.
Incorporation of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972
3.  The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, as amended on 19th November 1981, 19th November 1987, 19th October 1989 and 4th November 1993, set out in the Schedule shall constitute and have effect as the collision regulations for the purposes of the Merchant Shipping Act.
[S 483/95 wef 04/11/1995]
Offence
4.—(1)  Where any of these Regulations is contravened, the owner of the vessel, the master and any person for the time being responsible for the conduct of the vessel shall each be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
(2)  It shall be a defence for any person charged with an offence under these Regulations to show that he took all reasonable precautions to avoid the commission of the offence.
[S 61/96 wef 02/02/1996]