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rowing boats, when under way, porarily exhibited in sufficient time shall not be required to carry the to prevent collision.

lights mentioned in article two

(a), (b), and (c), but if they do not carry them they shall be provided with the following lights: First. Steam vessels of less than forty tons shall carry

(a) In the fore part of the vessel, or on or in front of the funnel, where it can best be seen, and at a height above the gunwale of not less than nine feet, a bright white light constructed and fixed as prescribed in article two (a), and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles.

(b) Green and red side lights constructed and fixed as prescribed in article two (b) and (c), and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least one mile, or a combined lantern showing a green light and a red light from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on their respective sides. Such lanterns shall be carried not less than three feet below the white light.

Second. Small steamboats, such as are carried by seagoing vessels, may carry the white light at a less height than nine feet above the gunwale, but it shall be carried above the combined lantern mentioned in subdivision one (b).

Third. Vessels under oars or sails of less than twenty tons shall have ready at hand a lantern with a green glass on one side and a red glass on the other, which, on the approach of or to other vessels, shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision, so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side.

Fourth. Rowing boats, whether under oars or sail, shall have ready at hand a lantern showing a white light which shall be

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temporarily exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.

The vessels referred to in this article shall not be obliged to carry the lights prescribed by article four (a) and article eleven, last paragraph.

LIGHTS FOR PILOT VESSELS

ART. 8. Pilot vessels when en

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LIGHTS FOR PILOT VESSELS

ART. 8. Pilot vessels when engaged on their station on pilotage gaged on their stations on pilotduty shall not show the lights re-age duty shall not show the lights quired for other vessels, but shall required for other vessels, but carry a white light at the masthead, visible all around the horizon, and shall also exhibit a flare-up light or flare-up lights at short intervals, which shall never exceed fifteen minutes.

shall carry a white light at the masthead, visible all around the horizon, and shall also exhibit a flare-up light or flare-up lights at short intervals, which shall never exceed fifteen minutes.

On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their side lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short intervals, to indicate the

ing, but the green light shall not be shown on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side.

On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their side lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short intervals, to indicate the direction in which they are head-direction in which they are heading, but the green light shall not be shown on the port side, nor the red light on the starboard side. A pilot vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a vessel to put a pilot on board may show the white light instead of carrying it at the masthead, and may, instead of the colored lights above mentioned, have at hand, ready for use, a lantern with green glass on the one side and red glass on the other, to be used as prescribed above.

A pilot vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a vessel to put a pilot on board may show the white light instead of carrying it at the masthead, and may, instead of the colored lights above mentioned, have at hand, ready for use, a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other, to be used as prescribed above.

Pilot vessels when not engaged Pilot vessels, when not engaged on their station on pilotage duty on their station on pilotage duty, shall carry lights similar to those shall carry lights similar to those of other vessels of their tonnage. of other vessels of their tonnage. A steam pilot vessel, when engaged on her station on pilotage A steam pilot vessel, when engaged on her station on pilotage duty and in waters of the United duty and in waters of the United States, and not at anchor, shall, States, and not at anchor, shall. in addition to the lights required in addition to the lights required for all pilot boats, carry at a disfor all pilot boats, carry at a dis-tance of eight feet below her tance of eight feet below her white white masthead light a red light,

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masthead light a red light, visible visible all around the horizon and all around the horizon and of such of such a character as to be visible a character as to be visible on a on a dark night with a clear atdark night with a clear atmos-mosphere at a distance of at least phere at a distance of at least two two miles, and also the colored miles, and also the colored side side lights required to be carried lights required to be carried by by vessels when under way. vessels when under way.

When engaged on her station on pilotage duty and in waters of the United States, and at anchor, she shall carry in addition to the lights required for all pilot boats the red light above mentioned, but not the colored side lights. When not engaged on her station on pilotage duty, she shall carry the same lights as other steam vessels.

LIGHTS, ETC., OF FISHING VESSELS

ART. 9. Fishing vessels and fishing boats, when under way and when not required by this article to carry or show the lights hereinafter specified, shall carry or show the lights prescribed for vessels of their tonnage under

way.

When engaged on her station the United States, and at anchor, on pilotage duty and in waters of she shall carry in addition to the lights required for all pilot boats the red light above mentioned, but not the colored side lights. When not engaged on her station. on pilotage duty, she shall carry the same lights as other steam vessels.

LIGHTS, ETC., OF FISHING VESSELS

ART. 9. (a) Fishing vessels of less than ten gross tons, when under way and when not having their nets, trawls, dredges, or lines in the water, shall not be obliged to carry the colored side lights; but every such vessel shall, in lieu thereof, have ready at hand a (a) Open boats, by which is to lantern with a green glass on one be understood boats not pro- side and a red glass on the other tected from the entry of sea water side, and on approaching to or by means of a continuous deck, being approached by another when engaged in any fishing at vessel such lantern shall be exnight, with outlying tackle exhibited in sufficient time to pretending not more than one hun- vent collision, so that the green dred and fifty feet horizontally light shall not be seen on the port from the boat into the seaway, side nor the red light on the starshall carry one all-round white board side. light.

(b) All fishing vessels and fishOpen boats, when fishing at ing boats of ten gross tons or up-" night, with outlying tackle ex-ward, when under way and when tending more than one hundred not having their nets, trawls, and fifty feet horizontally from dredges, or lines in the water, the boat into the seaway, shall shall carry and show the same carry one all-round white light, lights as other vessels under way. and in addition, on approaching or being approached by other vessels, shall show a second white light at least three feet below the first light and at a horizontal dis

(c) All vessels, when trawling, dredging, or fishing with any kind of drag nets or lines, shall exhibit, from some part of the vessel where they can be best seen, two

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tance of at least five feet away lights. One of these lights shall from it in the direction in which be red and the other shall be the outlying tackle is attached. white. The red light shall be above the white light, and shall be at a vertical distance from it of not less than six feet and not more than twelve feet; and the horizontal distance between them, if any, shall not be more than ten feet. These two lights shall be of such a character and contained in lanterns of such construction as to be visible all round the horizon, the white light a distance of not less than three miles and the red light of not less than two miles.

(b) Vessels and boats, except open boats as defined in subdivision (a), when fishing with drift nets, shall, so long as the nets are wholly or partly in the water, carry two white lights where they can best be seen. Such lights shall be placed so that the vertical distance between them shall be not less than six feet and not more than fifteen feet, and so that the horizontal distance between them, measured in a line with the keel, shall be not less than five feet and not more than ten feet. The LIGHTS FOR RAFTS OR OTHER CRAFT lower of these two lights shall be in the direction of the nets, and both of them shall be of such a character as to show all around the horizon, and to be visible at a distance of not less than three miles.

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(d) Rafts, or other water craft not herein provided for, navigating by hand power, horse power, or by the current of the river, shall carry one or more good Within the Mediterranean Sea white lights, which shall be placed and in the seas bordering the in such manner as shall be precoasts of Japan and Korea sailing scribed by the Board of Superfishing vessels of less than twenty vising Inspectors of Steam tons gross tonnage shall not be Vessels. obliged to carry the lower of these two lights. Should they, however, not carry it, they shall show in the same position (in the direction of the net or gear) a white light, visible at a distance of not less than one sea mile, on the approach of or to other vessels.

(c) Vessels and boats, except open boats as defined in subdivision (a), when line fishing with their lines out and attached to or hauling their lines, and when not at anchor or stationary within the meaning of subdivision (h), shall carry the same lights as vessels fishing with drift nets. When shooting lines, or fishing with towing lines, they shall carry the

Under Executive Order 9083, dated February 28, 1942, all functions of the Board of Supervising Inspectors were transferred to the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard.

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lights prescribed for a steam or sailing vessel under way, respectively.

Within the Mediterranean Sea and in the seas bordering the coasts of Japan and Korea sailing fishing vessels of less than twenty tons gross tonnage shall not be obliged to carry the lower of these two lights. Should they, however, not carry it, they shall show in the same position (in the direction of the lines) a white light, visible at a distance of not less than one sea mile on the approach of or to other vessels.

(d) Vessels when engaged in trawling, by which is meant the dragging of an apparatus along the bottom of the sea

First. If steam vessels, shall shall carry in the same position as the white light mentioned in article two (a) a tri-colored lantern so constructed and fixed as to show a white light from right ahead to two points on each bow, and a green light and a red light over an arc of the horizon from two points on each bow to two points abaft the beam on the starboard and port sides, respectively; and not less than six nor more than twelve feet below the tricolored lantern a white light in a lantern, so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light all around the horizon.

Second. If sailing vessels, shall carry a white light in a lantern, so constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light all around the horizon, and shall also, on the approach of or to other vessels, show where it can best be seen a white flare-up light or torch in sufficient time to prevent collision.

All lights mentioned in subdivision (d) first and second shall

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