ISBN: 0442268637 / ISBN-13: 9780442268633
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...are going at full speed astern." Note 29.--It should be noted that this rule applies to vessels in sight of each other, whether by night or day, in clear or in foggy weather, but not to vessels, however close, which do not see each other or each other's lights. Thus two vessels in a fog must keep to the signals of. Art. 15 until they actually see each other. Many seamen hold that there would be great advantage in the use of these signals by vessels near each other, but not in sight, in a fog, and some officers do not hesitate to use them in this way; but this is in direct defiance of the law. No Vessel, under any Circumstances, to Neglect Proper Precautions. Art. 29. Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any vessel 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 lookout, or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or.by special circumstances of the case. Reservation of Rules for Harbors and Inland Navigation. Art. 30. Nothing in these rules shall interfere with the operation of a special rule, duly made by local authority, relative to the navigation of any harbor, river, or inland waters." Note 30.--In the waters of the United States there are two sets of rules "duly made by local authority "; 1st, the so-called "Inland Rules" made by Act of Congress; 2d, the "Pilot Rules" made by the inspectors of steam-vessels, under the provision of Art. 5, section 2 of the Inland Rules. Both of these sets of Rules follow. ( 11I and IV.) Distress Signals. Art. 31. When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance from other vessels or from the shore the following shall be the ...
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