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INTERNATIONAL RULES

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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

white light which shall be

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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

LIGHTS FOR PILOT VESSELS

ART. 8. Pilot vessels when en- 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 mast- shall carry a white light at the head, visible all around the hori- masthead, visible all around the zon, and shall also exhibit a horizon, and shall also exhibit a flare-up light or flare-up lights at flare-up light or flare-up lights short intervals, which shall never at short intervals, which shall exceed fifteen minutes.

never exceed fifteen minutes. On the near approach of or to On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their other vessels they shall have their side lights lighted, ready for use, side lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at and shall flash or show them at short intervals, to indicate the short intervals, to indicate the direction in which they are head- direction in which they are heading, but the green light shall not ing, but the green light shall not be shown on the port side, nor the be shown on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side. red light on the starboard side.

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

as prescribed above. Pilot vessels when not engaged

Pilot l'essels, 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 en

A steam pilot vessel, when engaged on her station on pilotage duty and in waters of the United

gaged on her station on pilotage 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 distance of eight feet below her tance of eight feet below her white white masthead light a red light,

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When engaged on her station

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

LIGHTS, ETC., OF FISHING VESSELS

LIGHTS, ETC., OF FISHING VESSELS

ART. 9. Fishing vessels and ART. 9. (a) Fishing vessels of fishing boats, when under way less than ten gross tons, when and when not required by this under way and when not having article to carry or show the lights their nets, trawls, dredges, or lines hereinafter specified, shall carry in the water, shall not be obliged or show the lights prescribed for to carry the colored side lights; vessels of their tonnage under but every such vessel shall, in lieu way.

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 ex- hibited 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 ating boats of ten gross tons or upnight, 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 (c) All vessels, when trawling, or being approached by other dredging, or fishing with any

kind vessels, shall show a second white of drag nets or lines, shall exhibit, light at least three feet below the from some part of the vessel first light and at a horizontal dis- | where they can be best seen, two

NOT PROVIDED FOR

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) open boats as defined in subdivi- be at a vertical distance from it sion (a), when fishing with drift of not less than six feet and not nets, shall, so long as the nets are more than twelve feet; and the wholly or partly in the water, horizontal distance between them, carry two white lights where they if any, shall not be more than ten can best be seen. Such lights feet. These two lights shall be of shall be placed so that the vertical such a character and contained in distance between them shall be not lanterns of such construction as less than six feet and not more to be visible all round the horizon, than fifteen feet, and so that the the white light a distance of not horizontal distance between them, less than three miles and the red measured in a line with the keel, light of not less than two miles. 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

(d) Rafts, or other water craft character .as to show all around not herein provided for, navigatthe horizon, and to be visible at a ing by hand power, horse power, distance of not less than three or by the current of the river, miles.

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 6 of

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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

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• 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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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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