1339. Aircraft on or near the water.

The Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 19961 give effect to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (the 'Collision Regulations 1972')2 and apply to seaplanes registered in the United Kingdom3 and on the surface of water anywhere, and other seaplanes on the surface of water in the United Kingdom or the territorial waters of the United Kingdom