Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/915

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PROCLAMATIONS. NO. 18. That article thirty»one be amended to read as follows: Regulations to pre- Esmgohisionsatsea- 0D 11110 . "'DISTREBS smxsrs. 1>i¤1r¤¤¤ ¤i¤¤¤1¤· "Article thirty-one. When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance from other A”‘°· P- BW vessels or from the shore the following shall be the signals to be used or displayed by her, either together or separately, namely: "lu the daytime- " F1rst. A gnn_or other explosive signal tired at intervals of about a minute. " §econd. The international code signal of distress indicated hy N C. " I`h1rd. The distance signal, consisting of a square flag, having either above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball. ' " Fourth. A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus. " At night- _ " First. 4 gnu or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about s. minute. f ziecond. blames on the vessel (as from a burning tar barrel, oil barrel, and so or . _ "Third. Rockets or shells throwing stars of any color or description, fired one at a time, at short intervals. " Fourth. A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus." And whereas it was provided by section 3 of the said act of August 19, 1890, that it should take effect at a time to be fixed by the President by proclamation issued for that purpose; _And whereas the President did, in virtue of the authority vested in V°1·2“· P·1”’°· him by the said section 3 of the act of August 19, 1890, issue a proclamation on the 13th day of July, 1894, declaring the 1st day of March, 1895, as the day on which the said act approved August 19, 1890, as amended by the act approved May 28, 1894, should take eifect; And whereas an act of Congress entitled “An Act Relating to lights on fishing vessels," was approved August 13, 1894, the said act being in the following words: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America Lights on iishiug in Congress assembled, That article ten of the Act approved March third, eighteen "°\‘?,"°,l?8 hundred and eighty-tive, entitlid "An Act to adopt the revised international re la- ° ’P'281‘ tions for preventing collisions t sea," so far as said article relates to lights for ££;; »· vessels, is hereby reenacted and continued in force, anything in the Act approved ‘ May twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled "An Act to amend an Act approved August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled ‘Au Act to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea,' " to the contrary notwithstanding. And whereas the said article of the act approved March 3, 1885, enti. V·>l-f-’3·1>-431 tled “An Act to adopt the “Revised International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea/’ reenacted by the said act of August 13, 1894, is as follows: Anrrcnm 10. Open boats and fishing-vessels of less than than twenty tons net reg- Light, 0,, 6.,;,;,,,, istered tonnage, when under way and when not having their nets, trawls, dredges, vessels. or lines in the water, shall not be obliged to curry the colored side-lights; but every 4****-1’P·8“·8°°· such boat and vessel shall in lieu thereof have ready at hand a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other side, and on approaching to or being approached by another vessel such lantern 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 sidc. The following portion of this article applies only to fishing-vessels and boats when in the sca o&'the coast of Europe lying north of Cape Finistcrre: (a) All iishing-vessels and tishing-boats of twenty tons net registered tonnage or upward, when under way and when not havingktheir nets, trawls, dredges, or lines in the water, shall carry and show the same lig ts as other vessels under way. (b) All vessels when engaged in fishing with drift—nets shall exhibit two white lights from any part of the vessel where they can be best 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 thorn, measured in a line with the keel of the vessel, shall be not less than five feet and not niorethan ti-n feet. The lower of these two lights shall be the more forward, and both of them shall he of such a character and contained in lanterns of such construction as to show all round the horizon, on a dark night, with a clear atmosphere, for a distance of not less than three miles. (e) All vessels when trawling, dredging, or fishing with any kind of drag-nets shall exhibit, from some part of the vessel where they cnn be best seen, two lights. Une of these lights shall be red and the other shall be white. 'l`he red light shall he above the whitelight. and shall be at a vertical distance from it of not less than six ievt and not more than twelve feet; and the horizontal distance between them, if any, shall not be more than ten feet. '1`hese two lights shall be of such a character