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Page 273 - Art. 17. When two sailing vessels are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other...
Page 271 - A vessel under one hundred and fifty feet in length when at anchor shall carry forward, where it can best be. seen, but at a height not exceeding twenty feet above the hull, a white light, in a lantern so constructed as to show a- clear, uniform, and unbroken light visible all around1 the horizon at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 282 - War in pursuance of the provisions of the said section eleven, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars nor less than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment (in the case of a natural person), not exceeding one year, or by both such punishments, in the discretion of the court.
Page 259 - ... other; in other words, to cases in which by day each vessel sees the masts of the other in a line or nearly in...
Page 262 - Every vessel coming up with another vessel from any direction more than two points abaft her beam, that is, in such a position, with reference to the vessel which she is overtaking that at night she would be unable to see either of that vessel's side-lights, shall be deemed .to be an overtaking vessel...
Page 265 - When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance from other vessels or from the shore, the following shall be the signals to be used or displayed by her, either together or separately, viz. : — ' In the daytime — 1. A gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about a minute. 2. The International Code signal of distress indicated by NC 3.
Page 276 - Where by any of these rules one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, the other shall keep her course and speed.
Page 247 - Sailing 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.