United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New York, Part 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1899 - Pilot guides - 187 pages

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Page 178 - Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any ship, or the owner, or master, or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to carry lights or signals, or of any neglect to keep a proper look.out, or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
Page 175 - Nothing in these rules shall interfere with the operation of any special rules made by the government of any nation with respect to additional station and signal lights for two or more ships of war or for vessels sailing under convoy...
Page 178 - ... points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two points abaft the the beam on the starboard side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles.
Page 176 - A vessel which is close-hauled on the port tack shall keep out of the way of a vessel which is close-hauled on the starboard tack.
Page 183 - 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 182 - ... so in doubt shall immediately signify the same by giving several short and rapid blasts, not less than four, of the steam whistle.
Page 184 - 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, namely: In the daytime: First.
Page 172 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of...
Page 174 - 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 round the horizon at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 183 - 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.

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