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In this situation two steamers are approaching each other at right angles or obliquely in such manner as to involve risk of collision, other than where one steamer is overtaking another.
The steamer which has the other on her own portside shall hold course and speed, and the other shall keep clear by crossing astern of the steamer that is holding course and speed, or, if necessary to do so, shall slacken her speed or stop or reverse.
Both steamers shall otherwise observe the provisions of 8 332.9, with respect to the signals for passing and the danger signal.
RULES FOR LIGHTS FOR CERTAIN CLASSES OF VESSELS ON WESTERN RIVERS
332.14 Lights for ferryboats.—The signal lights on ferryboats on waters flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and their tributaries shall be the same as those on all other steamboats on the same waters, except that double-end ferryboats shall carry a central range of clear, bright, white lights, showing all around the horizon, placed at equal altitudes forward and aft, also on the starboard side a green light, and on the port side a red light, of such character as to be visible on a dark night with a clear atmosphere at a distance of at least 2 miles, and so constructed as to show a uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, and so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on their respective
sides. The green and red lights shall be fitted with inboard screens projecting at least 3 feet forward from the lights, so as to prevent them from being seen across the bow.
Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection, in districts having ferryboats shall, whenever the safety of navigation may require, designate for each line of such boats a certain light, white or colored, which shall show all around the horizon, to designate and distinguish such lines from each other, which light shall be carried on a flagstaff amidships, 15 feet above the white range lights.*
For a definition of an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, see 46 C. F. R. 59.01. or § 59.01 of the publication entitled "General Rules and Regulations for Vessel Inspection, Ocean and Coastwise."
38 332.14 to 332.22, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in rules 7, 12, R. S. 4233; 33 U. 8. c. 316, 321; pages 3, 4; and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (11 F. R. 7875).
332.15 Lights for steamers having but one chimney.-All steamers having but one chimney, except ferryboats provided for in § 332.14, navigating rivers whose waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico and their tributaries, and the Red River of the North, shall carry a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side, on brackets securely fastened to the outboard sides of the chimney, the lights to show both forward and abeam on their respective sides.
332.16 Lights for barges and canal boats in tow.-The lights for barges and canal boats when towed ahead or alongside of the steamer, as is customary upon rivers whose waters flow into the Gulf of Mexico, shall be as follows:
When one barge is towed by a steamer, and such barge is towed ahead, such barge shall have a green light on the starboard bow and a red light on the port bow. When such barge is towed alongside of the steamer, on the starboard side, such barge shall have a green light on the starboard bow. When such barge is towed alongside of a steamer, on the portside, such barge shall have a red light on the port bow. When two barges are towed alongside of a steamer, one on the starboard and one on the portside, the starboard barge shall carry a green light on the starboard bow and the port barge shall carry a red light on the port bow. When two or more barges are towed ahead, the green light shall be placed on the starboard bow of the starboard barge and a red light on the port bow of the port barge and at a distance of not less than 10 feet above the surface of the water.
The colored side lights referred to in the foregoing rules must be fitted with inboard screens, so as to prevent them from being seen across the bow, and of such a character as to be visible on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, at a distance of at least 2 miles, and so constructed as to show a uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, and so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on either side. The minimum size of glass globes shall not be less than 5 inches in diameter and 5 inches high in the clear.
332.17 Lights for scows in tow.-All scows being towed by hawser behind steam vessels shall carry a regulation white light at each end of each scow (such lights to be carried not less than 8 feet above the surface of the water, and so as to show all around the horizon), except that when scows are massed in tiers, two or more abreast, each of the outside boats shall carry a white light on its outer bow; and the outside boats in the last tier shall each carry, in addition, a white light on the outer part of the stern.
332.18 Lights for rafts and other craft.-All coal boats, trading boats, produce boats, canal boats, oyster boats, fishing boats, and other watercraft, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, navigating any bay, harbor, or river, propelled by hand power, horsepower, or by the current of the river, or which shall be anchored or moored in or near the channel or fairway of any bay, harbor, or river, shall carry one white light forward, not less than 8 feet above the surface of the water.
Rafts propelled by hand power or by the current of the river, or which shall be anchored or moored in or near a channel or fairway, shall carry white lights, as follows:
Rafts of one crib and not more than two in length shall carry one white light. Rafts of three or more cribs in length and one crib in width shall carry one white light at each end of the raft.
Rafts of more than one crib abreast shall carry one white light on each outside corner of the raft, making four lights in all.
The white light required by this section for rafts and other watercraft shall be carried, from sunset to sunrise, in a lantern so fixed and constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken light, visible all around the horizon, and of such intensity as to be visible on a dark night with a clear atmosphere at a distance of at least 1 mile. The lights for rafts shall be suspended from poles of such height that the light shall not be less than 8 feet above the surface of the water.
Rowing boats under oars shall have ready at hand a lantern showing a white light which shall be temporarily exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.
332.19 Distress signals 6—(a) In the daytime.—(1) A gun fired at intervals of about a minute.
(2) The International Code signal of distress indicated by N. C.
(3) The distant signal, consisting of a square flag, having either above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball.
(4) Rockets or shells as prescribed below for use at night.
15) A continuous sounding with a steam whistle or any fog-signal apparatus. (b) At night.-(1) A gun fired at intervals of about a minute.
(2) Flames on the vessel (as from a burning tar barrel, oil barrel, etc.).
(3) Rockets or shells, bursting in the air with a loud report and throwing stars of any color or description, fired one at a time at short intervals.
(4) A continuous sounding with a steam whistle or any fog-signal apparatus. (R.S. 4412; 46 U.S.C. 381)
332.20 Rule relating to the use of searchlights or other blinding lights.-Flashing the rays of a searchlight or other blinding light onto the bridge or into the pilothouse of any vessel under way is prohibited. Any person who shall flash or cause to be flashed the rays of a blinding light in violation of the above may be proceeded against in accordance with the provisions of section 4450, R. S., as amended, looking to the revocation or suspension of his license or certificate.
332.21 Rule prohibiting unnecessary sounding of the whistle.Unnecessary sounding of the whistle is prohibited within any harbor limits of the United States. Whenever any licensed officer in charge of any vessel shall authorize or permit such unnecessary whistling, such officer may be proceeded against in accordance with the provisions of section 4450, R. S., as amended, looking to a revocation or suspension of his license.
332.22 Rule prohibiting the carrying of unauthorized lights on vessels.-Any master or pilot of any vessel who shall authorize or permit the carrying of any light, electric or otherwise, not required by law, that in any way will interfere with distinguishing the signal lights, may be proceeded against in accordance with the provisions
0 Recommended by the former Board of Supervising Inspectors and reafirmed by the Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard.
of section 4450, R. S., as amended, looking to a suspension or revocation of his license.
PART 302-BOUNDARY LINES ON INLAND WATERS
Sec. 302.1 Boundary lines of inland
Gulf coast waters.
302.60 Florida Keys from Marquesas 302.2 General rule for inland waters
to Cape Sable. on the Atlantic, Gulf, and 302.65 San Carlos Bay and tributarPacific coasts of the United
302.70 Charlotte Harbor, Fla., and 302.3 Modifications of general rule
302.75 Peace and Miakka Rivers. Atlantic coast
302.80 Tampa Bay and tributaries. 302.5
All harbors on the coast of 302.85 Manatee and Hillsboro Rivers.
and Massachusetts between West
ApaQuoddy Head, Maine, and
lachicola River, Fla. Cape ånn Lighthouse, 'Mass. 302.95 Sounds, lakes, and harbors on 302.10 Massachusetts Bay.
the coasts of Alabama, Mis
sissippi, and Louisiana from 302.15 Nantucket Sound, Vineyard
Mobile Bay, Ala., to BarSound, Buzzards Bay, Nar
ataria Bay, La., including ranansett Bay, Block Island
the Delta of the Mississippi Sound, and easterly entrance
River, to Long Island Sound.
302.100 Mobile and Mississippi Rivers. 302.20 New York Harbor,
302.105 Sabine Pass, Tex. 302.25 Delaware Bay and tributaries. 302.110 Galveston Harbor. 302.30 Chesapeake Bay and tribu- 302.115 Brazos River, Tex. taries.
Pacific coast 302.35 Charleston Harbor.
302.120 Juan de Fuca Strait, Wash302.40 Savannah Harbor.
ington and Puget Sounds. 302.45 St. Simon Sound, St. Andrew 302.125 Columbia River Entrance. Sound,
Cumberland 302.130 San Francisco Harbor.
302.135 San Pedro Bay. 302.50 St. Johns River, Fla.
302.140 San Diego Harbor. 302.55 Florida Reefs and Keys from
Territory of Hawaii Miami to Marquesas Keys. 302.175 Mamala Bay. Section 302.1 Boundary lines of inland waters. The following lines dividing the high seas from rivers, harbors, and inland waters are hereby designated and defined. Waters inshore of the lines here laid down are "inland waters," and upon them the Inland Rules and Pilot Rules made in pursuance thereof apply. Upon the high seas, viz, waters outside of the lines here laid down, the international rules apply. The following lines in this part shall be effective on and after June 1, 1935.1
302.2 General rule for inland waters on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts of the United States. At all buoyed entrances from seaward to bays, sounds, rivers, or other estuaries for which specific lines are not prescribed herein, Inland Rules of the Road shall apply inshore of a line approximately parallel with the general trend of the shore, drawn through the outermost buoy or other aid to navigation of any system of aids.
Pilot Rules for Western Rivers shall apply in rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico except as hereinafter stated.
302.3 Modifications of general rule.-Lines of demarcation have been established for the following specific areas of inland waters on
1.88 302.1 to 302,140, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in sec. 2, 28 Stat 672; 33 U. S. C. 151, and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (11 F. R. 7875).
the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States and Territory of Hawaii where the Inland Rules of the Road are to be followed; and inland waters of the United States bordering on the Gulf of Mexico where the Inland Rules of the Road or Pilot Rules for Western Rivers are to be followed.
ATLANTIC COAST 302.5 All harbors on the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts between West Quoddy Head, Maine, and Cape Ann Lighthouse, Mass.-A line drawn from Sail Rock Whistle Buoy 1 to the southeastern most extremity of Long Point, Maine, to the southeasternmost extremity of Little River Head; thence to the other side of Old Man; thence to the southernmost extremity of Double Shot Islands; thence to Libby Islands Lighthouse; thence to Moose Peak Lighthouse; thence to the eastern extremity of Little Pond Head. A line drawn from the southern extremity of Pond Point, Great Wass Island, to the southernmost point of Crumple Island; thence to Petit Manan Lighthouse; thence to Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse; thence to Matinicus Rock Lighthouse; thence to Monhegan Island Lighthouse; thence to Seguin Lighthouse; thence to Portland Lightship; thence to Boon Island Lighthouse; thence to Cape Ann Lighted Whistle Buoy.
302.10 Massachusetts Bay.-A line drawn from Cape Ann Lighted Whistle Buoy to Boston Lightship; thence to Cape Cod Lighthouse.
302.15 Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound, and easterly entrance to Long Island Sound.-A line drawn from Chatham Lighthouse to Pollock Rip Lightship; thence to Great Round Shoal Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy GRS; thence to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. A line drawn from the westernmost extremity of Smith Point, Nantucket Island, to No Mans Land Lighted Whistle Buoy 2; thence to Gay Head Lighthouse; thence to Block Island Southeast Lighthouse; thence to Montauk Point Lighthouse on the easterly end of Long Island, N. Y.
302.20 New York Harbor.-A line drawn from Rockaway Point Coast Guard Station to Ambrose Channel Lightship; thence to Navesink Lighthouse (south tower).
302.25 Delaware Bay and tributaries.-A line drawn from Cape May East Jetty Light to Cape May Harbor Whistle Buoy; thence to Overfalls Lightship; thence to Cape Henlopen Coast Guard Station.
302.30 Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.-A line drawn from Cape Henry Lighthouse to Cape Henry Junction Lighted Whistle Buoy; thence to Cape Charles Lighthouse.
302.35 Charleston Harbor.-A line drawn from Sullivans Island Coast Guard Station to Charleston Lighted Whistle Buoy C; thence to Charleston Lighthouse.
302.40 Savannah Harbor.-A line drawn from the southwesternmost extremity of Braddock Point to Tybee Lighted Whistle Buoy T; thence to å tank on Tybee Island beach, bearing approximately 281o.
302.45 St. Simon Sound, St. Andrew Sound, and Cumberland Sound.-Starting from the hotel located approximately 34 mile, 6312