Miscellaneous Coast Guard Hearings: Eighty-eighth Congress, First Session

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Committee Serial No. 88-27. Considers legislation on navigation and marine safety regulations, merchant marine and Coast and Geodetic Survey personnel, Coast Guard budget revisions, and admission of certain vessels to U.S. registry.
 

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Page 20 - A sailing vessel under way shall sound, at intervals of not more than one minute, when on the starboard tack, one blast ; when on the port tack, two blasts in succession, and when with the wind abaft the beam, three blasts in succession. (d) A vessel when at anchor shall, at intervals of not more than one minute, ring the bell rapidly for about five seconds.
Page 42 - 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...
Page 44 - ... for other vessels, but shall carry a white light at the masthead visible all round...
Page 48 - A steam vessel hearing, apparently forward of her beam, the fog signal of a vessel, the position of which is not ascertained shall, so far as the circumstances of the case admit, stop her engines, and then navigate with caution until danger of collision is over.
Page 49 - 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 41 - On the port side a red light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of...
Page 50 - NO VESSEL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TO NEGLECT PROPER PRECAUTIONS. ART. 29. Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any vessel 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 lookout, 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 50 - In obeying and construing these Rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above Rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.
Page 48 - This article only applies to cases where vessels are meeting end on or nearly end on in such a manner as to involve risk of collision...
Page 50 - 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.

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