Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/384

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TREATIES All lights mentioned in sub-division (d), 1 and 2, shall be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles. (e.) Oyster dredgers and other vessels fishing with dredge-nets shall carry and show the same lights as trawlers. (f.) Fishing-vessels and fishing-boats may at any time use a flare- up light in addition to the lights which they are by this Article required to carry and show, and they may also use working lights. (g.) Every fishing-vessel and every fishing-boat under 150 feet in length, when at anchor, shall exhibit a white light visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least ene 2 miles. Every fishing-vessel of 150 feet in length or upwards, when at anchor, shall exhibit a white light visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least ene 2 miles and shall exhibit a second light as provided for vessels of such length by Article 11. Should any such vessel, whether under 150 feet in length, or of 150 feet in length or upwards, be attached to a net or other fishing gear, she shall, on the approach of other vessels, show an additional white light at least 3 feet below the anchor light, and at a horizontal dis- tance of at least 5 feet away from it in the direction of the net or gear. (h.) If a vessel or boat when fishing becomes stationary in conse- quence of her gear getting fast to a rock or other obstruction, she shall in day-time haul down the day-signal required by sub-division (k); at night show the light or lights prescribed for a vessel at anchor; and, during fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy rain-storms, make the signal prescribed for a vessel at anchor. (See sub-division (d), and the last paragraph of Article 15.) (i.) In fog, mist, falling snow, or heavy rain-storms, drift-net ves- sels attached to their nets, and vessels when trawling, dredging, or fishing with any kind of drag-net, and vessels line fishing with their lines out, shall, if of 20 tons gross tonnage or upwards, respectively, at intervals of not more than one minute, make a blast; if steam ves- sels, with the whistle or siren, and, if sailing vessels, with the fog- horn; each blast to be followed by ringing the bell. Fishing vessels and boats of less than 20 tons gross tonnage shall not be obliged to give the above-mentioned signals; but, if they do not, they shall make some other efficient sound signal at intervals of not more than one minute. (k.) All vessels or boats fishing with nets or lines or trawls, when under way, shall in daytime indicate their occupation etaf appreaeh ing veesel by displaying a basket or other effiient signal where it can best be seen. If vessels or boats at anchor have their gear out, they shall, on the approach of other vessels, show the same signal on the side on which those vessels can pass. 1290