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SESSION LAWS, 1880.

CHAPTER I.

AN ACT

To REPEAL AN ACT APPROVED ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF

DECEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR, ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA,” AND TO MAKE OTHER PROVISIONS IN LIEU THEREOF.

WHEREAS, The Government of the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland has invited the Hawaiian Government to adopt the rules and regulations framed and adopted by the British Government to prevent collisions at sea, and to substitute those rules and regulations which are specified in the first schedule hereto for the rules and regulations contained in the above-mentioned Act.

AND WHEREAS, It has been made to appear to the Hawaiian Government that the Governments of the several foreign countries mentioned in the second schedule hereto are respectively willing that the rules and regulations contained in the said first schedule shall apply to ships of the said countries, whether within their territorial jurisdiction or not.

AND WHEREAS, It is desirable that the Hawaiian Government should adhere to such substituted rules and regulations. Therefore,

Be it Enacted by the King and the Legislative Assembly of.

the Hawaiian Islands, in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled :

SECTION 1. The said. recited Act, approved on the 31st day of December, A.D. 1864, shall be and the same is hereby repealeet

SECTION 2: It shall be the duty of all masters of Hawaiian vessels to observe and enforce on board the vessels under their command the several rules and regulations contained in the first schedule hereto.

SECTION 3. His Majesty may from time to time, by an Order in Council, annul or modify any of the said rules and regulatiors, or make new regulations in addition thereto, or in substitution thereof; and any alterations in or additions to such regulations made in manner aforesaid shall be of the same force with respect to Hawaiian vessels as the regulations in the said first schedule hereto.

SECTION 4. It shall be the duty of the Collector-General of Customs to cause two copies of the said rules and regulations, in Hawaiian and English, to be delivered to all masters of Hawaiian vessels applying for the same.

SECTION 5. This Act shall come into force and take effect from and after the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE:

PRELIMINARY. ARTICLE 1. In the following rules, every steamship which is under sail, and not under steam, is to be considered a sailing-ship ; and every steamship which is under steam, whether under sail or not, is to be considered a ship under steam.

RULES CONCERNING LIGHTS. ARTICLE 2. The lights mentioned in the following Ar

ticles, numbered 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and no others shall be carried in all weathers, from supset to sunrise.

ARTICLE 3. A sea-going steamship, when under way, shall carry—

(a) On or in front of the foremast, at a height above the hull of not less than 20 feet ; and if the breadth of the ship exceeds 20 feet, then at a height above the hull, and not less than such breadth, a bright white light so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the ship, viz., from right ahead to two 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 five miles.

(6) On the starboard side a green light, so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two 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 ten points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two 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 three feet forward from the light, so as to prevent these lights from being seen across the bow.

ARTICLE 4. A steamship, when towing another ship, shall, in addition to her side-lights, carry two bright white lights in a vertical line, one over the other, not less than three feet apart, so as to distinguish her from other steamships. Each of

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