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PROCLAMAT1ON S. N0. 18. 889 (c) When both are running free, with the wind on different sides, the vessel which Regulations to prehas the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other. “’“”!°°m“i°“°“*“*— _ (d) When both are running free, with the wind on the same side, the vessel which C°mm°°d' is to the Windward shall keep out of the way of the vessel which is to lceward. ( e) A vessel which has the wind aft shall keep out of the way of the other vessel. _ ART. lil. \Vhen tryo steamwessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter her course to starboard, so that each may pass on the port side of the other. This article only applies to cases where vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, in such a manner as to involve risk of collision, and does not apply to two vessels which must, if both keep on their respective courses, pass clear of each other. [he only cases to which it does apply are when each of the two vessels is end on, or nearly end on, to the other; in other words, to cases in which, by day, each vessel sees the masts of the other in a line, or nearly in u line, with her own; and by night,
leases in which each vessel is in such a position as to see both the side·1ights of the
0 er. It does not apply by day to cases in which a vessel sees another ahead crossing her own course; or by night, to cases where the red light of one vessel is opposed to the red light of the other, or where the green light of one vessel is opposed m the green light of the other, or where a rod light without a green Ii ht, or a green light withzutts lredgiglit, is seen ahead, or where both green and reg lights are seen anywhere n a e . ARI. 19. When two steam-vessels are crossing, so as to involve risk of collision, the vgsel which has the other on her own starboar side shall keep out of the way of the o er. ART. 20. When a steam-vessel and a sailing vessel are roceeding in such directions as to involve risk of collision, the steam-vessel shall Ilieep .out of the way of the sailing-vessel. ART. 21. Where by any of these rules one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, p,,,; P_ gm the other shall keep her course and speed. ' ABT. 22. Every vessel which is directed by these rules to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, if the circumstances of the case admit, avoid crossing ahead of the other. ART. 23. Every steam-vessel which is directed by these rules to keep out of the way of another vessel shall, on approaching her, if necessary, slacken her speed or stop or reverse. ART. 24. Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules every vessel, overtaking any other, shall keep out of the way of the overtaken vessel. Every vessel coming up with another vessel from any direction more than two points abaft hor beam, that is, in such a position, with reference to the vessel which she is overtaking) that af night she would be unable to see either of that vessel’¤ s. delights, shall e deemed to be an overtaking vessel; and no subsequent alteration of the bearing between the two vessels shall make the overtaking vessel a crossing vessel within the meaning of these rules, or relieve her of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken vessel until she is iinally past and clear. As by day the overtaking vessel can not always know with certainty whether she is forward of or abaft this direction from the other vessel she should, if in doubt, assume that she is an overtaking vessel and keep out of the way. ART. 25. In narrow channels every steam-vessel shall, when it is safe and practicable, keep to that side of the fair-way or mid·channe1 which lies on the starboard side of such vessel. ART. 26. Sailing vessels under way shall keep out of the way of sailing vessels or boats tishing with nets, or lines, or trawls. This rule shall not give to any vessel or boat en aged in fishing the right of obstructing s fair-way used by vessels other than iishing vessels or boats. ART. 27. In obeying and constrning these rules duo regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid iininediate danger. SOFND-SIUNALS Fo}: vicssnrs is sicnr or ONE Axoruzn. Sound signals. ART. 28 The words " short blast " used in this article shall mean a blast of about one sec0iul’s duration. When vessels are in sight of one another, a steam-vessel under way, in taking any course authorized or required by these rules, shall indicate that course by the following signals on her whistle or siren, namely: Une short blast to mean, "I am directing my course to starboard," Two short blasts to mean, “I am directing my course to port." Three short blasts to mean, "My engines are going at inll speed astsm." NO vressnr, rxnmiz ANY crxcumsrsscns, T0 NEGLECT rnopiax rimcscrioxs. ART. 29. Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any vessel or the owner or master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to carry lights or signals, or of any neglect to keep a proper look-out, or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.