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2. Sound-signals; their character, number, range, and position of in

struments.
(a) For use in fog, mist, falling snow, and thick weather, as posi-

tion signals.
For steamers under way.
For steamers towing.
For sailing vessels under way.

For sailing vessels towing.
(These signals to show the approximate course steered, if possible.)

For vessels at anchor.
For vessels under way, but not under command, including

steamers laying cable.
(6) For use in all weathers as helm signals only.

For steamers meeting or crossing.
For steamers overtaking.

For steamers backing.
(c) Whether helm signals shall be made compulsory or remain

optional. 3. Steering and sailing rules. (a) Sailing vessels meeting, crossing, overtaking, or being over

taken by each other. (6) Steamers meeting, crossing, overtaking, or being overtaken

by each other. (c) Sailing vessels, crossing, overtaking, or being overtaken by

steamers. (d) Steamers meeting, crossing, overtaking, or being overtaken

by sailing vessels.
(e) Special rules for channels and tide-ways, where no local rules

exist.
(f) Conflict of international and local rules.
(9) Uniform system of commands to the helm.
(h) Speed of vessels in thick weather.

GENERAL DIVISION 2.

Regulations to determine the sea-worthiness of vessels. (a) Construction of vessels. (6) Equipment of vessels. (c) Discipline of crew. (d) Sufficiency of crew. (e) Inspection of vessels. (f) Uniform certificates of inspection.

GENERAL DIVISION 3.

Draft to which vessels should be restricted when loaded. Uniform maximum load mark.

GENERAL DIVISION 4.

Uniform regulations regarding the designating and marking of vessels. (a) Position of name on vessels. (6) Position of name of port of registry on vessels. (c) Size of lettering. (d) Uniform system of draft marks.

GENERAL DIVISION 5.

Saving life and property from shipwreck.

1. Saving of life and property from shipwreck at sea.

(a) Duties of vessels after collision.
(6) Apparatus for life saving to be carried on board ship. (Life-

( boats, life-preservers, life-rafts, purps, and fire-extinguish

ing apparatus.)
(c) The use of oil and the necessary apparatus for its use.

(d) Uniform inspections as to (b) and (c). 2. Saving of life and property from shipwreck by operations from shore. (a) Organization of, and methods employed by, life-saving insti

tutions. (6) The employment of drilled and disciplined crews at life-saving

stations. (c) The maintenance of a patrol upon dangerous coasts by night,

and during thick weather by day, for warning off vessels

standing into danger, and for the early discovery of wrecks. (d) Uniform means of transmitting information between stranded

vessels and the shore. (e) Life-boats, life-saving apparatus and appliances. 3. Official inquiries into causes and circumstances of shipwrecks and

other casualties.

GENERAL DIVISION 6.

Necessary qualifications for officers and seamen, including tests for sight

and color-blindness.

(a) A uniform system of examination for the different grades. (b) Uniform tests for visual power and color-blindness. (c) General knowledge of methods employed at life saving stations. (d) Uniform certificates of qualification.

GENERAL DIVISION 7.

Lanes for steamers on frequented routes. (a) With regard to the avoidance of steamer collisions. (6) With regard to the safety of fishermen.

GENERAL DIVISION 8.

Night signals for communicating information at sea. (a) A code to be used in connection with the International Code

Signal Book. (6) Or a supplementary code of limited scope to convey information

of special importance to passing vessels. (c) Distress signals.

GENERAL DIVISION 9.

Warnings of approaching storms. (a) The transmission of warnings. (6) The uniformity of signals employed.

GENERAL DIVISION 10.

Reporting, marking, and removing dangerous wrecks or obstructions to

navigation. (a) A uniform method of reporting and marking dangerous wrecks and derelicts.

(b) The division of the labor, cost, and responsibility among the sev. eral maritime nations, either by geographical apportionment or otherwise :

Of the removal of dangerous derelicts;

And of searching for doubtful dangers with a view of removing them from the charts.

GENERAL DIVISION 11.

Notice of dangers to navigation.

NOTICE OF CHANGES IN LIGHTS, BUOYS, AND OTHER DAY AND NIGHT

MARKS.

(a) A uniform method of taking bearings, of designating them (whether true or magnetic), and of reporting them.

(6) A uniform method of reporting, indicating, and exchanging in. formation by the several maritime nations, to include the form of notices to mariners.

(c) A uniform method of distributing this information.

GENERAL DIVISION 12.

A uniform system of buoys and beacons. (a) Uniformity in color of buoys. (b) Uniformity in numbering of buoys.

GENERAL DIVISION 13.

The establishment of a Permanent International Maritime Commission.

(a) The composition of the commission. (6) Its powers and authority.

PROPOSED GROUPING OF SUBJECTS FOR CONSIDERATION BY COMMIT

TEES OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONFERENCE.

1. Rules of the road and signals—General Divisions 1 and 8. 2. Saving of life and property from shipwreck by operations from shore

General Division 5, subdivision 2. 3. Construction and equipment of vessels, and saving of life and prop

erty from shipwreck at sea-General Divisions 2, 3, and 4, and

subdivision No. 1 of 5. 4. Qualifications of officers and seamen-General Division 6. 5. Steam lanes-General Division 7. 6. Official inquiries into shipwrecks and other casualties-General Di.

vision 5, subdivision No. 3. 7. Transmission of warnings and information, buoys, etc.-General Di.

visions 9, 10, 11, and 12. 8. Permanent Maritime Commission-General Division 13. All of which is respectfully submitted.

S. R. FRANKLIN,

Rear-Admiral.
W. T. SAMPSON,
Commander, United States Navy.

S. I. KIMBALL,
General Superintendent Life-Saving Service.
JAS. W. NORCROSS,

Master Mariner.
JOHN W. SHACKFORD,

Master, Merchant Marine. WILLIAM W. GOODRICH,

Counselor at Law.

ANNEX VII.

LIST OF GOVERNMENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THE

DELEGATES BY WHOM THEY WERE REPRESENTED.

Austria-Hungary:

Baron de Spaun, Rear-Admiral Imperial Royal Navy.
Lieutenant Anton Sanchez de la Cerda, Aid-de-Camp and Secre-

tary. Belgium :

Mr. Theobald Verbrugghe. Brazil:

Captain Joaquim Antonio Cordovil Maurity, Brazilian Navy.

Captain Luiz Felippe de Saldanha da Gama, Brazilian Navy. Chili :

Rear-Admiral Oscar Viel, Chilian Navy.

Lieutenant Ricarilo Beaugency, Chilian Navy.
China :

Captain A. M. Bisbee, Coast Inspector, Custom-House.
Commander Chen Ngen Tao, Imperial Chinese Navy.

Lieutenant Chia Ni Hsi, Imperial Chinese Navy.
Costa Rica :

Don Manuel Aragon. Denmark:

Mr. Kammerherre Garde.

Mr. A. Schneider, Tonnage and Registry Department, Copenhagen.
France:
Captain E. Richard, Naval Attaché, French Embassy London,

England.
Captain Henri Lanneluc, Vice President of the Geographical Soci-

ety of Bordeaux.
Mr. Henri Vetillart, Engineer in Chief of Bridges and Roads.
Mr. Charles Ribiere, Engineer of the First Class.
Mr. George Denis Weil, Judge of the Tribunal of the First

Instance of the Seine.

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