Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/910

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886 PROOLAMATIONS. No. 1s. R°g“1“l°“” *° P’°' steam-vessel in lieu of that livht, three lights in a vertical line one over the other not $zm{°°° ns""` less than six feet apart. Thechighest anllowest of these lights shall be red, and the middle light shall be white, and they shall be of such a character as to be visible all around the horizon, at a distance of at least two miles. By day she shall carry in a vertical line, one over the other, not less than six ieet apart, where they can best be seen, three shapes not less than two feet in diameter, of which the highest and lowest shall be globular in shape and red in color, and the middle one diamond in sha and white. (c) 'llhe vessels referred to in this article, when not making way through the water, shall not carry the side-lights, but when making way shall carry them. (d) The lights and shapes required to be shown by this article are to be taken by other vessels as signals that the vessel showing them is not under command and can not therefore get out of the way. These signa s are not signals of vessels in distress and requiring assistance. Such signals are contained in article thirty-one. ‘ ART. 5. A sailing vessel underway and any vessel being towed shall carry the same lights as are prescribed by article two for a steam-vessel under way, with the exception of the white lights mentioned therein, which they shall never carry. ART. 6. Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way dnrin bad weather, the green and red side-lights can not be iixed, these lights shall bedrept at hand, lighted and ready for use , and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side, nor, if practicable, more than two points abaft the beam on their respective sides. To make the use of these portable lights more certain and easy the lanterns containing them shall each be painted outside with the color of the light they respectively contain, and shall be provided with proper screens. ART. 7. Steam-vessels of less than forty, and vessels under oars or sails of less than twenty tons, gross tonnage, respectively, when under way, shall not be obliged to carry the lights mentioned in article two (a) (bl and (e), but if they do not carry them the shall be provided with the following lights: First. gteam-vessels of less than forty tons shall carry- Pm, p. 890. (a) In the fore part of the vessel, or on or in front of the funnel, where it can best beseen, and st a lrgsnt above the gunwale of not less than nine feet, a bright white light constructed fixed aspreseribed in article two (a), and of such a character · as fo be visible at a distaneeo at least two miles. (b) Green and red side-lights constructed and iixed as prescribed in article two · (b) and (c), and of such a character as to be visible at a di tance of at least one mile, or a combined lantern showing a green light and a red light from right ahead to two points abait the beam on their respective sides. Such lanterns shall be carried not less than thrve feet below the white light. Second. Smallsteannboats, such as are carried by sea—g0ing vessels, may carry the white light at a less height than nine ieet above the the gunwale, but it shall be carried above the combined lantern mentioned in subdivision one (b). Third. Vessels under oars or sails, of less than twenty tons, shall have ready at hand a lantern with a green glass on one side and a red glass on the other. which, on the approach of or to other vessels, shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision, so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side. The vessels referred to in this article shall not be obliged to carry the lights prescribed by article ibnr (ai and article eleven, last paragraph. ART. 8. Pilot vessels when engaged on their station on pilotage duty shall not show the lights required for other vessels, but shall carry a white light at the masthead, visible all around the horizon, and shall also exhibit a ilare-up light or Hare-up lights at short intervals, which shall never exceed lifteen minutes. On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their side-lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short intervals, to indicate the direction in which they are heading, but the green light shall not be shown on the port side, nor the red light on the starboard side. A pilot-vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a vessel to 'put a pilot on board may show the white light instead of carrying it nt the masthea , and may, instead of the colored lights above mentioned, have at hand, ready for use, a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red. glass on the other, to be used as prescribed above. Pilot-vessels when not engaged on their station on pilotage duty shall carry lights similar to those of other vesse s of their tonnage. PW!. PD- 390.891- ART. 9. Fishing vessels and fishing boats when under way and when not required by this articleto carry or show the lights therein named shall carry or show the lights prescribed for vessels of their tonnage under way. (a) Vessels and boats, when Hshing with drift nets, shall exhibit two white lights from any part of the vessel where they can best be seen. Such lights shall be placed so that the vertical distance between them shall be not less than six feet and not more than ten feet, and so that the horizontal distance between them, measured in aline with the keel, shall be not less than five feet and not more than ten feet. The lower of these two lights shall be the more forward, and both of them shall be of such a character as to show all around the horizon, and to be visible at a distance of not less than three miles.