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INLAND RULES

INTERNATIONAL RULES (i) In fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy rainstorms drift-net vessels attached to their nets, and vessels when trawling, dredging, or fishing with any kind of drag net, and vessels line fishing with their lines out, shall, if of twenty tons gross tonnage or upward, respectively, at intervals of not more than one minute make a blast; if steam vessels, with the whistle or siren, and if sailing vessels, with the foghorn, each blast to be followed by ringing the bell. Fishing vessels and boats of less than twenty tons gross tonnage shall not be obliged to give the abovementioned signals; but if they do not, they shall make some other efficient sound signal at intervals of not more than one minute.

(k) All vessels or boats fishing with nets or lines or trawls, when under way, shall in daytime indicate their occupation to an approaching vessel by displaying a basket or other efficient signal where it can best be seen. If vessels or boats at anchor have their gear out, they shall, on the approach of other vessels, show the same signal on the side on which those vessels can pass.

The vessels required by this article to carry or show the lights hereinbefore specified shall not be

obliged to carry the lights prescribed by article four (a) and the last paragraph of article eleven.

LIGHTS FOR AN OVERTAKEN VESSEL

LIGHTS FOR AN OVERTAKEN VESSEL

ART. 10. A vessel which is being

ART. 10. A vessel which is being overtaken by another shall show overtaken by another, except a from her stern to such last-men- steam vessel with an after range tioned vessel a white light or a light showing all around the horiflare-up light.

zon, shall show from her stern to The white light required to be such last-mentioned vessel a white shown by this article may be fixed light or a flare-up light. and carried in a lantern, but in such case the lantern shall be so constructed, fitted, and screened

INLAND RULES

INTERNATIONAL RULES that it shall throw an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twelve points of the compass, namely, for six points from right aft on each side of the vessel, so as to be visible at a distance of at least one mile. Such light shall be carried as nearly as practicable on the same level as the side lights.

ANCHOR LIGHTS

ANCHOR LIGHTS

ART. 11. A vessel under one hun- ART. 11. A vessel under one hundred and fifty feet in length when dred and fifty feet in length when at anchor shall carry forward, at anchor shall carry forward, where it can best be seen, but at a where it can best be seen, but at a height not exceeding twenty feet height not exceeding twenty feet above the hull, a white light, in a above the hull, a white light in a lantern so constructed as to show lantern 80 constructed as to show a clear, uniform, and unbroken a clear, uniform, and unbroken light visible all around the horizon light visible all around the horizon at a distance of at least one mile. at a distance of at least one mile:

A vessel of one hundred and provided, that the Secretary of fifty feet or upwards in length Ware may, after investigation, by when at anchor shall carry in the rule, regulation, or order, desigforward part of the vessel, at a nate such areas as he may deem height of not less than twenty and proper as special anchorage not exceeding forty feet above the areas"; such special anchorage hull, one such light, and at or near areas may from time to time be the stern of the vessel, and at such changed, or abolished, if after ina height that it shall be not less vestigation the Secretary of War than fifteen feet lower than the for- shall deem such change or abolition ward light, another such light. in the interest of navigation:

The length of a vessel shall be Provided further, That vessels not deemed to be the length appearing more than sixty-five feet in length in her certificate of registry. when at anchor in any such special

A vessel aground in or near a anchorage area shall not be refairway shall carry the above light quired to carry or exhibit the white or lights and the two red lights light required by this article. prescribed by article four (a). A vessel of one hundred and

fifty feet or upward in length, when at anchor, shall carry in the forward part of the vessel, at, a height of not less than twenty and not exceeding forty feet above the

6 The control of anchorage areas is vested in the U. S. Coast Guard and the regulations are issued by the Secretary of the Navy with the approval of the President pursuant to the authority contained in section 1, Title II of the Espionage Act approved June 15, 1917, as amended November 15, 1941 (40' Stat, 220, 55 Stat. 763; 50 U. S. C. 191) and by virtue of the proclamation and Executive Order issued June 27, 1940 (5 F. R. 2419), and November 1, 1941 (6 F. R. 5581), and the regulations are given in another publication entitled, REGULATIONS GOVERNING SECURITY OF PORTS AND THE CONTROL OF VESSELS IN THE NAVIGABLE WATERS IN THE UNITED STATES, and may also be found in Part 6, Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations.

INTERNATIONAL RULES

INLAND RULES hull, one such light, and at or near the stern of the vessel, and at such a height that it shall be not less than fifteen feet lower than the forward light, another such light.

The length of a vessel shalí be deemed to be the length appearing in her certificate of registry.

SPECIAL SIGNALS

SPECIAL SIGNALS

ART. 12. Every vessel may, if ART. 12. Every vessel may, if necessary, in order to attract atten- necessary, in order to attract attion, in addition to the lights tention, in addition to the lights which she is by these rules required which she is by these rules required to carry, show a flare-up light or to carry, show a flare-up light or use any detonating signal that can use any detonating signal that can not be mistaken for a distress not be mistaken for a distress signal.

signal.

NAVAL LIGHTS AND RECOGNITION

SIGNALS

NAVAL LIGHTS AND RECOGNITION

SIGNALS

ART. 13. Nothing in these rules ART. 13. Nothing in these rules shall interfere with the operation shall interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the of any special rules made by the Government of any nation with Government of any nation with respect to additional station and respect to additional station and signal lights for two or more ships signal lights for two or more ships of war or for vessels sailing under of war or for vessels sailing under convoy, or with the exhibition of convoy, or with the exhibition of recognition signals adopted by recognition signals adopted by shipowners, which have been au- shipowners, which have been authorized by their respective Gov- thorized by their respective Governments and duly registered and ernments, and duly registered and published.

published.

STEAM VESSEL UNDER SAIL BY DAY STEAM VESSEL UNDER SAIL BY DAY

ART. 14. A steam vessel proceed- ART. 14. A steam vessel proceeding under sail only, but having her ing under sail only, but having her funnel up, shall carry in daytime, funnel up, may carry in daytime, forward, where it can best be seen, I forward, where it can best be one black ball or shape two feet in seen, one black ball or shape two diameter.

feet in diameter.

III. SOUND SIGNALS FOR III. SOUND SIGNALS FOR FOG, AND SO FORTH

FOG, AND SO FORTH

PRELIMINARY

PRELIMINARY

ART. 15. All signals prescribed ART. 15. All signals prescribed by this article for vessels under by this article for vessels under way shall be given:

way shall be given:

INTERNATIONAL RULES

INLAND RULES First. By "steam vessels" on 1. By steam vesselson the the whistle or siren.

whistle or siren. Second. By "sailing vessels" 2. By "sailing vesselsand vesand “vessels towed” on the fog sels towedon the fog horn. horn.

The words "prolonged blastThe words "prolonged blast” used in this article shall mean a used in this article shall mean a blast of from four to six seconds blast of from four to six seconds duration: duration.

A steam vessel shall be provided A steam vessel shall be provided with an efficient whistle or siren, with an efficient whistle or siren, sounded by steam or by some subsounded by steam or by some sub- stitute for steam, so placed that stitute for steam, so placed that the the sound may not be intercepted sound may not be intercepted by by any obstruction, and with an any obstruction, and with an effi- efficient fog horn, also with an cient fog horn, to be sounded by efficient beil. A sailing vessel of mechanical means, and also with twenty tons gross tonnage or upan efficient bell. In all cases where ward shall be provided with a simthe rules require a bell to be used ilar fog horn and bell. a drum may be substituted on board Turkish vessels, or a gong where such articles are used on board small seagoing vessels. A sailing vessel of twenty tons gross tonnage or upward shall be provided with a similar fog horn and bell.

In a fog, mist, falling snow, or In fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy rain storms, whether by day heavy rain storms, whether by day or night, the signals described in or night, the signals described in this article shall be used as fol- this article shall be used as follows, namely:

lows, namely:

STEAM VESSEL UNDER WAY

STEAM VESSEL UNDER WAY

(a) A steam vessel having way (a) A steam vessel under way upon her shall sound, at intervals shall sound, at intervals of not of not more than two minutes, a more than one minute, a prolonged prolonged blast.

blast. (b) A steam vessel under way, but stopped, and having no way upon her, shall sound, at intervals of not more than two minutes, two prolonged blasts, with an interval of about one second between.

SAIL VESSEL UNDER WAY

SAIL VESSEL UNDER WAY

(c) A sailing vessel under way (c) A sailing vessel under way shall sound, at intervals of not shall sound, at intervals of not more than one minute, when on the more than one minute, when on the starboard tack, one blast; when on I starboard tack, one blast; when on

INTERNATIONAL RULES

INLAND RULES the port tack, two blasts in succes- the port tack, two blasts in succession, and when with the wind sion, and when with the wind abaft abaft the beam, three blasts in suc- the beam, three blasts in succescession.

sion.

VESSEL AT ANCHOR OR NOT UNDER

WAY

VESSEL AT ANCHOR OR NOT UNDER

WAY

(d) A vessel when at anchor (d) A vessel when at anchor shall, at intervals of not more than shall, at intervals of not more than one minute, ring the bell rapidly one minute, ring the bell rapidly for about five seconds.

for about five seconds.

VESSELS TOWING OR TOWED

VESSELS TOWING OR TOWED

(e) A vessel when towing, a ves- (e) A steam vessel when towing, sel employed in laying or in pick- shall, instead of the signals preing up a telegraph cable, and a scribed in subdivision (a) of this vessel under way, which is unable article, at intervals of not more to get out of the way of an ap- than one minute, sound three blasts proaching vessel through being in succession, namely, one pronot under command, or unable to longed blast followed by two short maneuver as required by the rules, blasts. A vessel towed may give shall, instead of the signals pre- this signal and she shall not give scribed in subdivisions (a) and any other. (c) of this article, at intervals of not more than two minutes, sound threo blasts in succession, namely: One prolonged blast followed by two short blasts. A vessel towed may give this signal and she shall not give any other.

SMALL SAILING VESSELS AND BOATS RAFTS, OR OTHER CRAFT NOT PROVIDED

FOR Sailing vessels and boats of less than twenty tons gross tonnage (f) Allrafts or other water shall not be obliged to give the craft, not herein provided for, above-mentioned signals, but, if navigating by hand power, horse they do not, they shall make some power, or by the current of the other efficient sound signal at in- river, shall sound a blast of the fog, tervals of not more than one horn, or equivalent signal, at inminute.

tervals of not more than one minute.

SPEED IN FOG

SPEED IN FOG

ART. 16. Every vessel shall, in a ART. 16. Every vessel shall, in a fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy rain storms, go at a moderate rain storms, go at a moderate speed, having careful regard to the speed, having careful regard to the existing circumstances and condi- existing circumstances and conditions.

tions.

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