Baltic Pilot: The Baltic Sea from Falsterbo Point and Cape Arkona to the entrances of the Gulfs of Finland and Bothnia (Google eBook)

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Hydrographic office under the authority of the secretary of the navy, 1917 - Pilot guides
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Page 34 - On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their side lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short Intervals, to Indicate the direction in which they are heading, but the green light shall not be shown on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side.
Page 34 - ... the horizon and of such a character as to be visible on a dark night with a clear atmosphere at a distance of at least two miles, and also the colored side lights required to be carried by vessels when under way.
Page 34 - Pilot vessels when engaged on their station on pilotage duty shall not show the lights required for other vessels, but shall carry a white light at the masthead, visible all around the horizon, and shall also exhibit a flare-up light or flare-up lights at short intervals, which shall never exceed fifteen minutes.
Page 61 - 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. A gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about a minute.
Page 19 - For boarding a wreck, it is recommended to pour oil overboard to windward of her before going alongside. The effect in this case must greatly depend upon the set of the current and the circumstances of the depth of water.
Page 34 - ... 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. Pilot vessels, when not engaged on their station on pilotage duty, shall carry lights similar to those of other vessels of their tonnage.
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.
Page 61 - Rule 31 Distress Signals When a vessel or seaplane on the water 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: (a) A gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about a minute. (b) A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus.
Page 4 - For vessels drawing less than 18 feet the edge of the sanding serves as a well-marked danger line. Charts on which no fathom curves are marked must especially be regarded with caution, as indicating that soundings were too scanty and the bottom too uneven to enable the curves to be drawn with accuracy. Isolated soundings, shoaler than surrounding depths, should always be avoided, especially if ringed around, as it is doubtful how closely the spot may have been examined and whether the least depth...
Page 17 - The gradual change in the variation must not be forgotten in laying down positions by bearing on charts. The magnetic compasses placed on the charts for the purpose of facilitating plotting become in time slightly in error, and in some cases, such as with small scales, or when the lines are long, the displacement of position from neglect of this change may be of importance. The compasses are...

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