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head, visible all round the horizon; and shall also exhibit a flare-up light every 15 minutes.

. . Lights for Fishing Vessels and Boats.

IX. Open fishing boats and other open boats shall not be required to carry the side lights required for other vessels; but shall, if they do not carry such lights, carry a lantern haring a green slide on the one side, and a red slide on the other side ; and on the approach of or to other vessels, such lantern 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.

Fishing vessels and open boats, when at anchor, or attached to their nets and stationary, shall exhibit a bright white light.

Fishing vessels and open boats shall, however, not be prerented from using a flare-up in addition, if considered expedient.

Rules concerning Fog Signals.- Fog Signals. X. Whenever there is fog, whether by day or night, the fog signals described below shall be carried and used, and shall be sounded at least erery 5 minutes; viz: .

(a.) Steam ships under weigh shall use a steam whistle placed before the funnel, not less than S feet from the deck;

(6.) Sailing ships under weigh shall use a fog horn;

(e.) Stenm ships and sailing ships when not ander weigh shall use a bell.

Steering and Sailing Rules.T:00 Sailing Ships Meeting. XI. If two sailing ships are meeting end on, or nearly so, as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.

Troo Sailing Skips Crassing.
XII. When two sailing ships are crossing so as to involve risk
of collision, then, if they hare the wind on different sides, the ship
with the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the ship
with the wind on the starboard side ; ercept in the case in which
the ship with the wind on the port side is close hauled and the other
ship free, in which case the latter ship shall keep out of the way;
but if they have the wind on the sane side, or if one of them has the
wind aft, the ship which is to vindward sbail keep out of the way of
the ship which is to leeward.

Two Ships under Steam Meeting.
XIII. If tyo ships under steam are meeting end on, or nearly

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head, visible all round the horizon ; and shall also exhibit a flare-up light every 15 minutes.

Lights for Fishing Vessels and Boats. IX. Open fishing boats and other open boats shall not be required to carry the side lights required for other ressels ; but shall, if they do not carry such lights, carry a lantern having a green slide on the one side, and a red slide on the other side ; ani on the approach of or to other vessels, such lantern shall be erhibited 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.

Fishing vessels and open boats, when at anchor, or attached to their nets and stationary, shall exhibit a bright white light.

Fishing vessels and open boats shall, however, not be presented from using a flare-up in addition, if considered expedient.

Rules concerning Fog Signals-Fog Signale. X. Whenever there is fog, whether by day or night, the fog signals described below shall be carried and used, and shall be sounded at least every 5 minutes ; viz:

(a.) Steam ships under weigh shall use a steam whistle placed before the funnel, not less than 8 feet from the deck;

(6.) Sailing ships under weigh shall use a fog horn ;
(c.) Steam ships and sailing ships when not under weigh shall

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Steering and Sailing Rules -Two Sailing Skipe Meeting. XI. If two sailing ships are meeting end on, or nearly so, as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, 80 that each may pass on the port side of the other.

Two Sailing Ships Crossing. XII. When two sailing ships are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, then, if they have the wind on different sides, the ship with the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the ship with the wind on the starboard side ; except in the case in which the ship with the wind on the port side is close hauled and the other ship free, in which case the latter ship shall keep out of the way; but if they have the wind on the same side, or if one of them has the wind aft, the ship which is to windward shall keep out of the

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end on, so as to involve risk of collision, the helms of put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of

Two Ships under Steam Crossing. XIV. If two ships under steam are crossing so risk of collision, the ship which has the other on her side shall keep out of the way of the other.

Sailing Ship and Ship under Steam. XV. If two ships, one of which is a sailing ship ar steam-ship, are proceeding in such directions as to collision, the steam ship shall keep out of the way ship.

Ships under Steam to slachen Speed. XVI. Every steam ship, when approaching ano to involve risk of collision, shall slacken her speed, on stop and reverse ; and every steam ship shall, when in moderate speed.

Vessels orertaking other Vessels. XVII. Every vesse! overtaking any other vessel of the way of the said last-mentioned vessel.

Construction of Articles XII, XIV, XV, and XVIII. Where by the above rules one of two slout of the way, the other shall keep her course, qualifications eontained in the following Article.

Proviso to save speciul cases. XIX. In obeying and construing these rules, du be had to all dangers of navigation ; and due rega had to any special circumstances which may exist in case rendering a departure from the above rules nece to avoid immediate danger.

No Ship, under any circumstances, to neglect propez

XX. Nothing in these rules shall exonerate a owner, or master, or crew thereof, from the conse neglect to carry lights or signals, or of any neglect to look-out, or of the neglect of any precaution which by the ordinary practice of scamen, or by the specia of the case.

Two Ships under Steam Meeting. XIII. If two ships under steam are meeting end on, or nearly

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, declaring the Regulations

appended to the Order in Council of January 9, 1863, respecting Collisions at Sea, to be applicable to the Ships of various Foreign Countries.*-Windsor, April 28, 1863.7

At the Court at Windsor, the 28th day of April, 1863.

PRESENT,
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS the rules and practice observed for the purpose of preventing collisions at sea, which were formerly adopted by maritime nations, have proved insufficient to satisfy the requirements of modern navigation ; and whereas various alterations in such rules and practice have from time to time been made by different nations, but the rules so altered have been found to be in some cases inconsistent with each other, and in other cases to have the force of municipal law only; and whereas certain regulations for the purpose aforesaid have been sanctioned by the “Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862," [cap. 63], and are contained in Table C in the Schedule to that Act. And whereas the said regulations have, in pursuance of the provisions in the said Act contained, been modified by an Order in Council, bearing date the 9th day of January, 1863, and the said regulations so modified, are appended to the said Order and to this Order. And whereas, by virtue of the said dct, and of the said Order, the said regulations so appended, as aforesaid, will, so far as relates to British and French ships, and also so far as relates to other foreign ships when within British jurisdiction, come into operation on the 1st day of June, 1863. And whereas it is provided by the same Act, that whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that the Government of any foreign country is willing that the regulations for preventing collision, contained in Table C in the Schedule to the said Act, or such other regulations for preventing collision as are, for the time being, in force under the said Act should apply to the ships of such country when beyond the limits of British jurisdiction. Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, direct that such regulations shall apply to the ships of the said foreign country, whether within British jurisdiction or not: And it is further provided by the said Act that whenever an Order in Council has been issued applying any regulation made by or in pursuance of the said Act to the ships of any foreign country, such ships shall in all cases arising in any British court be deemed to be subject to such regulation, and shall for the purpose of such regulation be treated as if they were British ships; and whereas it * Page 338.

don Gazette." of May 1, 1868.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, declaring the Regulations

appended to the Order in Council of January 9, 1863, respecting Collisions at Sea, to be applicable to the Ships of various Foreign countries.* -Windsor, April 28, 1863.1

At the Court at Windsor, the 28th day of April, 1863.

PRESENT, THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTI IN COUNCIL.

has been made to appear to Her Majesty that the followi ments, that is to say:

The Government of His Majesty the Emperor of Au
The Government of His Majesty the King of the Bel
The Government of His Majesty the King of Hanove
The Government of His Majesty the King of Hayti:
The Government of His Majesty the King of Italy

The Government of His Royal Highness the Gra Mecklenburg-Schwerin ;

The Government of His Royal Highness the Gra Oldenburg ;

The Government of His Majesty the King of Portug
The Government of His Majesty the King of Prussi

Are willing that the said regulations appended to the and to this Order, should, on and after the 1st day of apply to ships belonging to their respective countries the limits of British jurisdiction ;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue of the pow her by the said recited Act, and by and with the ad Privy Council, is pleased to direct:

That the said regulations appended to the said Orde bearing date the 9th day of January, 1863, and to this on and after the said 1st day of June, 1863, apply to s ing to the following countries; that is to say :- Austr Hanover, Hayti, Italy, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Oldenbu Prussia, whether within British jurisdiction or not.

WHEREAS the rules and practice observed for the purpose of preventing collisions at sea, which were formerly adopted by maritime nations, have prored insufficient to satisfy the requirements of modern navigation ; and whereas various alterations in such rules and practice have from time to time been made by different nations, but the rules so altered have been found to be in some cases inconsistent with each other, and in other cases to have the force of municipal law only; and whereas certain regulations for the purpose aforesaid have been sanctioned by the Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862," (cap. 63), and are contained in Table C in the Schedule to that Act. And whereas the said regulations have, in pursuance of the provisions in the said Act contained, been modified by an Order in Council, bearing date the 9th day of January, 1863, and the said regulations so modified, are appended to the said Order and to this Order. And whereas, by virtue of the said Act, and of the said Order, the said regulations so appended, as aforesaid, will, so far as relates to British and French ships, and also so far as relates to other foreign ships when within British jurisdiction, come into operation on the 1st day of June, 1863. And whereas it is provided by the same Act, that whenerer it is made to appear to Her Majesty that the Government of any foreign country is willing that the regulations for preventing collision, contained in Table C in the Schedule to the said Act, or such other regulations for preveuting collision as are, for the time being, in force under the said Act should apply to the ships of such country when beyond the limits of British jurisdiction. Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, direct that such regulations shall apply to the ships of the said foreign country, whether within British jurisdiction or not: And it is further provided by the said Act that whenever an Order in Council has been issued applying any regulation made by or in pursuance of the said Act to the ships of any foreign country, such ships shall in all cases arising in any British court be deemed to be subject to such regulation, and shall for the purpose of such regulation be treated as if they were British ships ; and whereas it * Page 338

" Londoni Gazette." of May 1, 1863.

REGULATIONS REFERRED TO IN THE FOREGOING
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

CONTENTS.
Art. I. Preliminary.

Steering and Saili

XI, Two sailing shi Rules concerning Lights.

XII. Two sailing shig II. Lights to be carried as follows:

XIII. Two ships under III. Lights for steam ships.

XIV. Two ships under IV. Lights for steam tugs.

XV. Sailing ship a V. Lights for sailing ships.

steam. VI. Exceptional lights for small

XVI. Ships under st sailing vessels.

speed. VII. Lights for ships at anchor.

XVII. Vessels overta! VIII. Lights for pilot vessels.

sels. IX. Lights for fishing vessels and

XVIII. Construction o boats.

XIV, XV, a:

XIX. Proviso to save Rules concerning Fog Signals.

XX, No ship unde

stapces to X. Fog signals.

precautions.

Preliminary. ART. I. In the following rules every steam ship w sail and not under steam is to be considered a saili

every steam ship which is uyder steam, whether under sail or not, is to be considered a ship under steam.

. Rules Concerning Lights.Lights, II. The lights mentioned in the following Articles, numbered III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and IX, and no others, shall be carried in all weathers, from sunset to sunrise.

Lights for Steam Ships.
III. Sea-going steam-ships when under weigh shall carry :

(a.) At the foremast head, a bright white light, so fixed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 20 points of the compass; so fixed as to throw the light 10 points on each side of the ship, viz., from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on either side; and of such a character as to be visible on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, at a distance of at least 5 miles :

(6.) On the starboard side, a green light so constructed as to throw an uniform and unbroken light over an are of the horizon of 10 points of the compass; so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the starboard side; and of such a character as to be visible on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, at a distance of at least two miles :

(c.) On the port side, a red light, so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass; so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side; and of such a character, as to be visible on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, at a distance of at least two miles :

(d.) The said green and red side lights shall be fitted with inboard screens, projecting at least 3 feet forward from the light, so as to prevent these lights from being seen across the bow.

Lights for Steam Tugs. IV. Steam ships, when towing other ships, shall carry two bright white mast-head lights vertically, in addition to their side lights, so as to distinguish them from other steam ships. Each of these mast-head lights shall be of the same construction and character as the mast-head lights which other steam-ships are required to carry.

Lights for Sailing Ships. V. Sailing ships under weigh, or being towed, shall carry the same lights as steam ships under weigh, with the exception of the white mast-head lights, which they shall never carry.

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