Detailed programme of subjects to be considered by the International marine conference (framed by the American delegates in accordance with instructions from the Departent of State, March, 1889) ; List of committees with resolutions under which appointed ; Reports of committees ; Report of the United States delegates

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Page 56 - under way " within the meaning of these Rules, when she is not at anchor, or made fast to the shore or aground. RULES CONCERNING LIGHTS, ETC. The word " visible " in these Rules, when applied to lights, shall mean visible on a dark night with a clear atmosphere.
Page 460 - ... shall be deemed to be an overtaking vessel; and no subsequent alteration of the bearing between the two vessels shall make the overtaking vessel a crossing vessel within the meaning of these rules, or relieve her of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken vessel...
Page 458 - When both are running free with the wind on different sides, the vessel which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 62 - ... (c) 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.
Page 43 - When two steam vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, so as to involve risk of collision, each shall alter her course to starboard, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
Page 67 - ... such assistance as may be practicable and as may be necessary in order to save them from any danger caused by the collision, and...
Page 27 - Article 2 (a), and if a steam vessel, in lieu of that light, three lights in a vertical line one over the other, not less than 6 feet apart. The highest and lowest of these lights shall be red, and the middle light shall be white, and they shall be of such a character as to be visible all round the horizon, at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Page 57 - ... feet. Each of these lights shall be of the same construction and character, and shall be carried in the same position as the white...
Page 461 - ... 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 34 - A pilot vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a vessel to put a pilot on board may show the white light instead of carrying it at the masthead, and may, instead of the colored lights above mentioned, have at hand, ready for use, a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other, to be used as prescribed above.

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