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where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding
R. S. DUNDAS. By Command of their Lordships, .
W. G. ROMAINE, Secretary.
The following diagrams are intended to illustrate the Diagrams. use of the lights carried by vessels at sea, and the manner in which they indicate to the vessel which sees them, the position and description of the vessel which carries them :
FIRST.—When both red and green lights are seen :
A. sees a red and green light ahead ;-A. knows that a vessel is approaching her on a course directly opposite to her own, as B.:
If A. sees a white mast-head light above the other two, she knows that B. is a steam-vessel.
SECOND.—When the red and not the green light is seen:
A. sees a red light ahead or on the bow;—A. knows that either
1, A vessel is approaching her on her port bow, as B.;
or, 2, a vessel is crossing in some direction to port, as D. D. D.:
If A. sees a white mast-head light above the red light, A. knows that the vessel is a steam-vessel, and is either approaching her in the same direction, as B., or is crossing to port in some direction, as D. D. D.
THIRD.—When the green and not the red light is seen :
A. sees a green light ahead or on the bow; A. knows that either
1, A vessel is approaching her on the starboard bow, as B.
or, 2, a vessel is crossing in some direction to starboard, as D. D. D.
If A. sees a white mast-head light above the green light, A. knows that the vessel is a steam-vessel, and is either approaching her in the same direction as B., or is crossing to starboard in some direction, as D. D. D.
REGULATIONS AS TO LIGHTS.
For the purpose of facilitating the comparison of these Regulations with the last ones issued in the year 1852, they are here printed in parallel columns.
Admiralty notice respecting lights | Admiralty notice respecting lights to be carried by sea-going vessels, to and fog signals, to be carried and used prevent collision.
by sea-going vessels, to prevent col
lision. By the Commissioners for executing | By the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the
the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
By virtue of the power and authority vested in us by the Act 14 & 15
rity vested in us we hereby revoke, as Vict. c. 79, dated 7th August, 1851, | from and after the 30th day of Sepwe hereby require and direct that the
tember, 1858, the regulations made following regulations be strictly ob and published by us on the 1st day of served.
May, 1852, relating to the lights to be carried by sea-going vessels to prevent collision. And we hereby make the following regulations, and require and direct that the same be strictly observed and carried into effect on and after the 1st day of October, 1858.
REGULATIONS of 1852, which remain in force until the 30th
of September, 1858.
exhibit lights of such description, and in such manner, as hereinafter mentioned, viz.,
under steam, shall between sunset and
When under Steam. A bright white light at the foremast 1 1. A bright white light at the fore. Under head.
steam. A green light on the starboard side.
A green light on the starboard side. A red light on the port side.
A red light on the port side. 1. The masthead light is to be 2. The masthead light shall be so visible at a distance of at least 5 miles constructed as to be visible on a dark in a dark night, with a clear atmos | night, with a clear atmosphere, at a phere, and the lantern is to be so distance of at least 5 miles, and shall constructed as to show a uniform and show an uniform and unbroken light unbroken light over an arc of the over an arc of the horizon of 20 points horizon of 20 points of the compass, of the compass, and it shall be so being 10 points on each side of the fixed as to throw the light 10 points ship; viz., from right ahead to 2 points on each side of the ship, viz., from abaft the beam on either side.
right ahead to 2 points abaft the
beam on either side.
from right ahead to 2 points abaft the
4. The side lights are moreover to 1 4. The side lights are to be fitted be fitted with screens on the inboard with inboard screens, projecting at side, of at least 3 feet long, to prevent | least 3 feet forward from the light, so