New Version of Nautical Rules of the Road Published

The United States Coast Guard has published a new amalgamated version of the nautical Rules of the Road to improve the readability and understanding of the navigation rules (commonly called “Rules of the Road”). The version combines the Rules of the Road and associated regulations. This edition shows the rules in a one-page format—as opposed to the previous two page, side-by-side. Rule differences are shown in either a two-column table or in bracketed text. Italics text is used to differentiate the Inland Rules from the International Rules. This new edition is available online.

Juan Obregon
Juan joined Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as an associate in 2015. Prior to joining MBLB, Juan worked for a local firm practicing environmental and maritime litigation, primarily focusing on maritime and environmental appeals, discovery, and all facets of motion practice. Juan has filed briefs to the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous state appellate courts.