] _ PROCLAMATION S. N0. 13. B°E¤l¤*i¤¤¤ W PW Three. Rockets or shells, bursting in the air with a loud report and throwing '°”tS’°m'i°”*“°“‘ stars of any color or description, fired one at a time at short intervals; c°”tmu°d' Four. A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus. _ _ Sec. 2. That all lavvs or parts of laws inconsistent with the foregoing regulations for preventing collisions at sea for the navigation of all public and pnvato vesso s of the United States upon the high seas, and m all waters connected therewith uav1gablo by soa-going vessels, are hereby repealed. h P d b Srcc. 3. That this act shall take efect at a time to be fixed by the rom ent y proclamation issued for that purpose. A,,,,, ,,_ 82 And, whereas, au Act of Congress entitled “An Act To amend an Act approved August nineteenth, eighteen_bundred and ninety, entitled ‘An Act to adopt rog·nla.tions for prevept1n_g eolhssions at sea.} " was approved May 28, 1894, the said Act being in the following words: Bc it enacted by the Sonata and gonna of Representatives of the United States of Americain Cemgresa aaamblul, That artwlo seven of tho Act approved August nineteenth, oi hteon hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to adopt regulations for preventmg collisions at soo," be amended to read as follows: _ 4 Lighhonmdlvee “An·r. 7. Steam vessels of less than forty, and vessels_ under oars or sails of loss '°"· than twenty tons gross tonnage, rospoot1voly,_and rowing boats, when under way, shall not be required to carry tho 1i5hts mentioned lll article two (a), (b), and (o), but 1f they do not carry them they all be prov1dod_with tho following lights: “First. Steam vessels of less than forty tons shall carry- “(a) In tho fore part of the vessel, or on or in front of the funnel, where it can best be soon, and at a height above the gunwale of not less than nine feet, a bright white light constructed and iixed as proscribed in article two (a), and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles. _ _ _ "(b) Green and red sido·1ights constructed and fixed as prescribed m article two (b) and (o), and of suohaoharacter as to be visible at a_distance oi: at least one mile, or s mmlrgnktodllmmm shoyivhing a groerérlxghtgnd agodllxighi; from 1EgHtbahead_toltwe; ints a o on our respoc we sx es. uc an ems s a e carrie no ms than three feet below the white light. “_Second. Small stoaniboats, such as are carried by soagoing vessels, may carry the white light at a_less height than nine foot above the gunwale, but it shall be carried above the oombmod lantom mentioned in subdivision one (b). " Third. Vessels under oars or sails of less than twenty tons shall have ready at - hand • lantern with a green glass on one side and a rod glass on the other, which, on the approach of or to other vessels, shall be exhibited m sufficiont time to prevent collision, so that the green light shall not be seen ou tho port side nor tho rod light on the starboard side. "Fourth. Rowing boats, whether under oars or sail shall have ready at hand a Iautom showing a white light which shall be temporarily exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision. " The vessels referred to in this article shall not be obliged to carry the lights pro— . scribed by article four (a) and article eleven, last paragraph." That article nine be hereby repealed. Am. p. 81. That article twenty-ono be amended to read as follows: "Articlo twontg-ono. Where, by any of those rules, one of two vessels is to keep out of the way t o other shall keep her course and speed. "N0‘m.-When, in consequence of thick weather or other causes, such vessel iinds herself so close that collision can not be avoided by the action of the giving·wa.y vessel alone, she also shall take such action as will best aid to avert collision." (See articles twontgpsovon and twenty-nine.) That article thirty-ono be amended to road as follows: Dumas signin " msmnss sxcmns. "Article thirty-ono. When a vessel is in distress and re u' s'st fr _ vessels or from the shore tho following shall be the siguglsuto be bsgdbar didplziylgd by hor, either together or separately, namely: "ln the daytime- " First. A gun or other explosive signal iired at intervals of about a minute. ·· ¥;:;03d.Thh4:iiutomations21c0dc signal of distress indicated by N 0. “ ir . e 'stance si , cons°st'n of a. il v ha below it a ball or anythingnrosemblilngladnall. Square ag, aving mther bow or "Fourt1‘p A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus. "At nig t- "First. A gun or other explosive signal iirod at intervals of about a minute. f Qigeond. Flames on the vessel (as from u burning tar barrel, oil barrel, and so o ). · 3 Sgggzsxzcex glisells throwing stars of any color or description, fired one at a · . " Fobrtb. A continuous sounding with any fog—signa1 apparatus." And whereas it is provided by section 3 of the Act approved August 19, 1890, thatit shall take etlect at a time to be fixed by the President by proclamation issued for that purpose;
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