Hella Marine

International Standards

Hella marine navigation lamps comply with the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at
Sea (IMO COLREG 72).

This IMO compliance, together with supplementary national requirements, is listed with each navigation lamp series throughout the catalogue.

Main approval types:

IMO Col Reg  

Complies with IMO (International Maritime Organization) requirements under the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. (IMO COLREG 72) IMO COLREG 72 forms the international basis for legal navigation lighting on vessels.

BSH Logo


Approved by the German BSH (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) and carry BSH type approval numbers.
BSH was formerly called DHI (Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut).


Approved by the Italian RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) authority.
Approved lamps carry a RINA type approval number.

USCG Logo  

Complies with USCG (United States Coast Guard) requirements.
Lamps carry a marking for minimum visible distance in nautical miles,

ABYC C-5 Compliant Logo  

Complies with ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) Navigation Lamp Standard C-5.

Wheel Mark Logo  

Approved under the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 96/98/EC last modified by directive 208/67/EC for use throughout Europe in all EC member states for both pleasure and commercial vessels.

Black waving graphical flag  

Red Ensign
Approved for placement on UK ships. Carries the UK conformity mark for marine equipment, the ‘Red Ensign’. Required from 1st January 2023.

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