Colregs Pro : ENSM / Hervé Baudu's app
Hervé Baudu, lecturer in Nautical Sciences on the Marseille campus, has just published a smartphone app on Colregs learning. It is an addition to his manual on Colregs and the safety of maritime traffic published in Marine Edition in 2016. The app’s contents is based on a thorough and exhaustive knowledge of the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea where the rules are all illustrated and commented
This smartphone app is dedicated to the enhancement or the reviewing of the rules. Available for Android and iPhone, this app consists in 100 maps within five themes :
1 - Maritime signalling, buoyage and light systems
2 - Visual signalling
3 - Lights and shapes
4 - Sound and light signals
5 - Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Three ways to learn or review exist. The mode « Review » allows the consultation by theme of the detailed and illustrated rules. Particularly, each of the rules paragraph is illustrated thanks to an example to explain the subtleties of the manoeuvre to be carried out. The mode “Quiz” gives the learner the opportunity to train to assess their knowledge, the answer being given at the end of the quiz. Finally, a mode “Challenge” gives the possibility to train only on the quiz questions which answers were wrong. A menu “Statistic” assesses one’s performances to the different tests.
This app applies to professionals as well as to the seafarers in maritime academies, but also to yachtsmen who will find a reference to the practices outlined in Colregs 72.
Once downloaded, this app is available in French and in English and doesn’t need an internet connection, which makes it easier to use onboard.
Visualising the app’s functions :
Press release :
- L'application d'un Marseillais pour réviser les règles maritimes, dans La Provence - 25/07/2017
- Une application pour l'apprentissage des règles de barre, dans Mer et Marine - 05/09/2017