This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard navigation rules and regulations which have been developed for both inland and international waters. You'll learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions in narrow channels while overtaking, crossing, or in head-on situations. Subjects covered include Requirements for navigational lights and day shapes, Maneuvering and warning signals, Towing and pushing, Sound signals, Distress signals, Sailing, and steering rules for different size vessels. Our waterways are controlled by a system of markers commonly known as "Aids to Navigation." This consists of a system of buoys, daybeacons, lights, light platforms, radio beacons and foghorns. Whether a powerboater or sailor, this excellent guide will teach you how to read these markers to improve your overall boating skills and enhance your enjoyment on the water. 95 min.