A Manual of Elementary Seamanship

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C. Griffin, Limited, 1909 - Navigation - 243 pages

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Page 128 - ... sees the masts of the other in a line, or nearly in a line, with her own: and by night, to cases in which each vessel is in such a position as to see both the sidelights of the other.
Page 120 - 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 118 - That the following regulations for preventing collisions at sea shall be followed by all public and private vessels of the United States upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels.
Page 119 - ... points abaft the beam on the starboard side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles. (c) On the...
Page 119 - ... feet. Each of these lights shall be of the same construction and character, and shall be carried in the same position as the white light...
Page 120 - A vessel when towing, a vessel employed in laying or in picking up a telegraph cable, and a vessel under way which is unable to get out of the way of an approaching vessel through being not under command or unable to maneuver as required by the rules shall, instead of the signals prescribed in subdivisions (a) and (c) of this...
Page 128 - 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 119 - On the starboard side a green light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two points abaft the beam...
Page 128 - 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 126 - The words - prolonged blast,- used in this article, shall mean a blast of from four to six seconds- duration. "A steam vessel shall be provided with an efficient whistle or siren, sounded by steam or by some substitute for steam , so placed that the sound may not be intercepted by any obstruction, and with an efficient fog-horn, to be sounded by mechanical means, and also with an efficient bell.

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