US Inland Navigation Rules

For Boating & Sailing - Essential Information for All Boat Users.  Complete Inland Navigation Rules for all U.S. inland waters and the Great Lakes. With 100+ specially produced explanatory illustrations and captions. For all boaters.

For all recreational and commercial vessels navigating the U.S. inland waterways and the Great Lakes

US Inland Navigation Rules is an indispensable reference app for boaters. It contains essential information for those navigating U.S. coastal waters, rivers, canals and lakes. 

Anyone who is responsible for a vessel, from the smallest dinghy to an ocean going freighter, must be able to recognize other vessels around them by day or night, whatever the visibility. They need to be able to quickly interpret what other vessels are doing, who has right of way and what action they should take to prevent a possible collision. This is not always easy, especially along crowded rivers, narrow channels, in harbors or in poor visibility.

US Inland Navigation Rules features 100+ specially produced explanatory illustrations and captions. It also includes the complete Inland Rules of the Road plus Annexes and relevant regulations for waterways users, including the COLREGS Demarcation Lines that separate the International and Inland Navigation Rules around the U.S. coastlines. 

While the Inland Rules are similar to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, there are important differences which need to be understood by both professional and leisure boaters.

bonus illustrated section includes emergency procedures for boaters in difficulty.

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Features and Benefits:

  • For quick reference, easy learning & revision
  • Over 100 custom made graphics with clear, concise captions
  • Researched and produced by nautical and marine experts for accuracy
  • Tested and evaluated by professionals for reliability
  • Bonus emergency procedures section.

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Detailed description:

The complete Inland Navigation Rules for the United States includes Parts A, B, C, D and E, plus Annexes, Interpretative Rules and other associated Navigation Regulations.

Rules of the Road [FULLY ILLUSTRATED]- for quick reference and easy learning:

  • Steering & Sailing Rules 
  • Lights & Shapes 
  • Sound & Light Signals 

The complete rules as follows:

  • Exemptions
  • Annex I - Positioning and Technical Details of Lights and Shapes
  • Annex II - Additional Signals for Fishing Vessels Fishing in Close Proximity
  • Annex III - Technical Details of Sound Appliances
  • Annex IV - Distress Signals [ILLUSTRATED]
  • Annex V - Pilot Signals
  • Interpretive Rules
  • COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES - detailed information of the lines of jurisdiction that separate the Inland and International Rules, as indicated on National Ocean Service navigation charts
  • Alternative Compliance
  • Waters upon which Inland Rules apply
  • Vessel Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Regulations
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Call Signs, Designated Frequencies, and Monitoring Areas
  • Penalty Provisions


FREE Bonus Content from "Safe Skipper"

Safety Afloat Tips & Advice on Emergency Procedures for all Sailors and Leisure Boaters.

  • Safety information & practical tips
  • Specially created custom graphics: illustrations, photos & diagrams
  • Advice on emergency procedures
  • Stay safe and prevent accidents happening
  • Written & illustrated by a qualified & experienced yachtsman

Reviews by users of this app:

"This is ideal. Very comprehensive info which makes it ideal for me to learn and lookup everything I need on a trip - rules, lights, sound signals and loads more. So much better than my printed manuals. Thanks!"

"Highly recommend this App, get it on your iPhone or iPad today"

"This app is full of really useful info for anyone going to sea (or inland waterways...). It's presented really well, and has some good graphics. Can't believe just how much they've packed in. Recommended."

"A well written and detailed app for yachts & inland craft also quite useful for ocean going vessels - well done."

"This is very good I reckon. I wanted something for easy and quick reference when boating, as well as being able to do some revision when at home."

Special thanks to Captain Richard J. Rodriguez, U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master and Director of Operations at Zenith Maritime for his helpful advice and recommendations.

US Inland Waterways App for iTunes, iPhone, iPad & Android - Inland waterways is a quick reference boating app intended for all those in sailing or power boats - SAFETY AT SEASafety at Sea Safe Skipper                                          Safe Skipper nautical apps for sailors and power boaters iTunes Google Play  Safe Skipper nautical apps for sailors and power boaters iTunes Google Play iPhone iPad Safety at Sea and on the water