Rules for Preventing Collisions at Sea: Hearings Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Seventy-fifth Congress, Third Session, on S. 1273. March 30, 1938
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Page 23 - Rule only applies to cases where vessels are meeting end on, or nearly end on, in such a manner as to involve risk of collision...
Page 17 - ... a bright white light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 20 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light 10 points on each side of the vessel— namely, from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on either side— and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 5 miles.
Page 2 - 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 15 - ... (c.) On the port side, a red light, so constructed as to show an uniform and 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 2 points abaft the beam...
Page 15 - ... (c.) On the port side a red 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 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Page 23 - It does not apply, by day, to cases in which a vessel sees another ahead crossing her own course ; or by night, to cases where the red light of one vessel is opposed to the red light of the other, or where the green light of one vessel is opposed to the green light of the other, or where a red light without a green light, or a green light without a red light, is seen ahead, or where both green and red lights are seen anywhere but ahead.
Page 24 - Note. — When, in consequence of thick weather or other causes, such vessel finds herself so close that collision cannot be avoided by the action of the givingway vessel alone, she also shall take such action as will best aid to avert collision.
Page 23 - A vessel which is closehauled on the port tack shall keep out of the way of a vessel which is closehauled on the starboard tack. (c) 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 19 - ... 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 abaft the beam on their respective sides.