Steamboat Inspectors' Manual: Laws Governing the Steamboat Inspection Service. Revised Statutes of the United States, as Amended by Various Acts of Congress, to which are Added the Revised Rules and Regulations of the Board of Supervising Inspectors, as Amended January and February, 1895. Together with Various Decisions of the Treasury Department Appertaining Thereto

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1895 - Ships - 335 pages
 

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Page 39 - Whenever, as in the case of small vessels under way during bad weather, the green and red side lights cannot be fixed, these lights shall be kept at hand, lighted and ready for use : and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side, nor, if practicable, more than two points...
Page 172 - 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 44 - 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 around the horizon at a distance of at least one mile.
Page 179 - ... light, so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the vessel, namely, from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on either side, and of such character as to be visible at a distance of at least five miles.
Page 50 - ... silks in a manufactured or unmanufactured state, and whether wrought up or not wrought up with any other material; furs, or lace, or any of them, contained in any parcel or package, or trunk...
Page 48 - 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 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 47 - When a steam vessel and a sailing vessel are proceeding in such directions as to involve risk of collision, the steam vessel shall keep out of the way of the sailing vessel.
Page 51 - ... the appropriate proceedings in any court, for the purpose of apportioning the sum for which the owner of the vessel may be liable among the parties entitled thereto.
Page 183 - ART. 19. When two steam vessels are crossing, so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 174 - A gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about a minute. 2. The International Code signal of distress indicated by NC 3.

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