Cases Selected from Those Heard and Determined in the Vice-admiralty Court for Lower Canada [1836-1856; 1859-1874]: Relating Chiefly to the Jurisdiction and Practice of the Court, Or Involving Questions of Maritime Law of Frequent Occurrence in the Trade and Navigation of the River and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Preceded by the Rules and Regulations Established Under the Authority of the Imperial Parliament. With an Appendix Containing the Original Commission Constituting the Court, and Other Documents Relating to the Same, Volume 2
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Page 304 - 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...
Page 312 - In obeying and construing these rules due regard must be had to all dangers of navigation, and due regard must also be had to any special circumstances which may exist in any particular case rendering a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.
Page 288 - Despatches, or causes or allows to be despatched, any ship, with intent or knowledge, or having reasonable cause to believe that the same shall or will be employed in the military or naval service of any foreign state at war with any friendly state : Such person shall be deemed to have committed an offence against this Act.
Page 319 - 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.
Page 317 - ... 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 316 - ... points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two 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 306 - 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 318 - If two ships under steam are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the ship which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 287 - He shall be guilty of an offence against this Act, and shall be punishable by fine and imprisonment, or either of such punishments-, at the discretion of the Court before which the offender is convicted; and imprisonment, if awarded may be either with or without hard labour.