Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/374

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TREATIES ARTICLE 3. A steam vessel when towing another vessel shall, in addition to her side lights, carry two bright white lights in a vertical line one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart, and when towing more than one vessel shall carry an additional bright white light 6 feet above or below such lights, if the length of the tow, measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the stern of the last vessel towed, exceeds 600 feet. Each of these lights shall be of the same construction and character, and one of them shall be carried in the same position as the white light mentioned in Article 2 (a), eexept he additiona light whieh Emy and the lowest light shall be carried at a height of not less than 14 feet above the hull. Such steam vessel The vessel towing and the vessels towed, except the last vessel of the tow, may carry in lieu of the light requiredin Article 10, a small white light abaft the funnel or aftermast, for the vcssel towed tow to steer by, but such light shall not be visible forward of the beam. ARTICLE 4. (a.) A vessel which from any aeeident is not under command shall carry at the same height s the white light mentieoed in 'Atiele 3 (a); where they can best be seen, and, if a steam vessel, in lieu of the*t light the lights required in Article 2 (a) and (b), two red lights, in a vertical line one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart, so placed that the lower light shall not be less than 14 feet above the hull, and of such a character as to be visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least 2 miles; and shall by day carry in a vertical line, one over the other not less than 6 feet apart, where they can best be seen, two black balls or shapes each 2 feet in diameter. (b.) A vessel employed in laying or in picking up a telegraph sub- marine cable shall carry in the s e este .ieas the white light men tiened in Ar:tiele 3 ft{) anfd i steam veesel, in lieu of tftt light the lights requiredin Article 2 (a) and (b), three lights in a vertical line, one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart, so placed that the lowest of these lights shall be not less than 14 feet above the hull. The highest and lowest 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 round the horizon, at a distance of at least 2 miles. By day she shall carry in a vertical line, one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart, where they can best be seen, three shapes not less than 2 feet in diameter, of which the highest and lowest shall be globular in shape and red in colour, and the middle one diamond in shape and white. 1280