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(1) A pilot-vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a ressel to put a pilot on board may show a white light instead of carrying a white light at the masthead.

Such vessels shall also not be obliged to carry the side lights proposed for larger pilot vessels, but in this case they shall have ready at hand a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other side, and on approaching a vessel to put a pilot on board, or on approaching to or being approached by a vessel, such lantern shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision, so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side.

(C) A pilot-vessel, whether under sail or steam, when not engaged on her station on pilotage duty, shall carry lights similiar to those of other vessels.

Article 10. Paragraph (a) of this article applies only to boats and vessels propelled by sails or oars of less than 20 tons gross tonnage, and only to such boats and vessels when they are under way. It therefore applies also to fishing-vessels of less than 20 tons gross tonnage when they are not actually engaged in fishing, but are under way.

(a) Boats and vessels of less than 20 tons gross tonnage shall not be obliged to carry the colored side lights; but every such boat and vessel shall, if she do not carry such colored side lights, have ready at hand a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other side, and on approaching to or being approached by another vessel such lantern shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision, so that the green light shall not be seen on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side.

NOTE.- Paragraph (b) of this article applies only to vessels under steam of less than 40 tons gross tonnage, and only to such vessels when they are under way. It therefore applies also to fishing vessels under steam of less than 40 tons gross tonnage when they are not actually engaged in fishing, but are under way.

(b) A vessel of less than 40 tons gross tonnage when under steam shall not be obliged to carry the lights prescribed for other vessels under steam, but if she does not carry such lights she shall carry on or in front of her foremast or on or in front of her funnel or somewhere in the fore part of the vessel where it can best be seen, and at a height above the gunwale of not less than 9 feet, a bright white light visible for at least 2 miles, so constructed as to show over an arcof the horizon of twenty points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light ten points on each side of the vessel, namely, from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on either side; and such vessel shall further carry either (1) side lights visible for at least 1 mile or (2) a lantern with a green glass on the one side and a red glass on the other, so constructed that it will show an unbroken green light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass from right ahead to tuo points abaft the beam on the starboard side, and an unbroken red light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass from right ahead to two points abast the beam on the port side. This lantern shall be carried at not less than 3 feet below the white light before mentioned.

ARTICLE —. (a) All fishing vessels and fishing boats of 20 tons gross tonnage, or upwards, when under way and when not required by tho following regulations in this article to carry and show the lights therein named, shall carry and show the same lights as other vessels under way.

(b) All vessels and boats when engaged in fishing with drift-nets shall exhibit two white lights from any part of the vessel where they can be best seen.

Such lights shall be placed so that the vertical distance between them shall be not less than 6 feet and not more than 10 feet; and so that the horizontal distance between them measured in a line with the keel of the vessel shall be not less than 5 feet and not more than 10 feet. The lower of these two lights shall be the more forward, and both of them shall be of such a character and contained in lanterns of such construction as to show all round the horizon, on a dark night with a clear atmosphere, for a distance of not less than 3 miles.

NOTE.The following subsections (c) and (d) and (e) of this article only apply to vessels engaged in trawl.fishing, by which is meant the dragging of an apparatus along the bottom of the sea attached to any vessel in motion.

(c) All vessels under steam when engaged in trawling, having their trauls in the water and not being stationary, in consequence of their gear getting fast to a rock or other obstruction, shall carry on or in front of the foremast, and in the same position as the white light which other steam-ships are required to carry, a lantern showing a white light ahead, a green light on the starboard side, and a red light on the port side, such lantern to be so constructed, fitted, and arranged as to show an unbroken white light over an arc of the horizon of four points of the compass, an unbroken green light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass, and an unbroken red light over an arc of the horizon of ten points of the compass, and it shall be 80 fixed as to show the white light from right ahead to two points on the bou on each side of the vessel, the green light from two points on the starboard bow to four points abaft the beam on the starboard side, and the red light from two points on the port bou to four points abaft the beam on the port side. Such vessels shall also carry a white light in a lantern, 80 constructed as to show a clear and unbroken light all round the horizon, the lantern containing such white light to be carried lower than the lantern showing the green, white, and red lights, as aforesaid, so, however, that the actual distance between them shall not be less than 6 feet nor more than 12 feet.

(d) All sailing vessels of 7 tons gross tonnage and upwards, engaged in trawling, having their trawl in the water and not being stationary in conse quence of their gear getting fast to a rock or other obstruction, shall carry a white light in a lantern so constructed as to show a clear and unbroken light all round the horizon, and also provide a sufficient supply of red pyrotechnic lights, which shall each burn for at least thirty seconds, and shall, when 80 burning, be visible for the same distance under the same conditions as the

white light. The white light shall be shown from sunset to sunrise. One of the pyrotechnic lights shall be shown on approaching to or being ap. proached by another vessel, in sufficient time to prevent collision.

All lights mentioned above shall be visible at a distance of 2 miles.

(e) Sailing vessels of less than 7 tons gross tonnage engaged in trawling, having their trawl in the water, and not being stationary in consequence of their gear getting fast to a rock or other obstruction, shall not be obliged to carry the white light mentioned in section (d) of this article, but if they do not carry such light, they shall hare at hand a lantern showing a bright white light, and shall, on approaching to or being approached by another vessel, exhibit it where it can best be seen in sufficient time to prevent collision; and instead of showing a red pyrotechnic light they may show a flare-up light.

(f) All vessels and boats when employed in line fishing with their lines out and attached to their lines, and when not at anchor or stationary, shall carry the same lights as vessels when engaged in fishing with drift-nets.

(9) If a vessel or boat when fishing becomes stationary in consequence of her gear getting fast to a rock or other obstruction, she shall show the light and make the fog-signal for a vessel at anchor.

(h) Fishing vessels and boats may at any time use a flare-up in audition to the lights which they are by this article required to carry and show. All flare-up lights exhibited by a vessel when trawling or fishing with any kind of drag.net shall be shown at the after part of the vessel, excepting that, if the vessel is hanging by the stern to her fishing gear, the flare-up lights shall be exhibited from the bow.

(i) Every fishing vessel' and every boat when at anchor between sunset and sunrise shall exhit a white light visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least 1 mile.

(k) Fog-signals not discussed.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE UPON GENERAL DIVIS

IONS 2, 4, AND 6 OF THE PROGRAMME.

RESOLUTION.

Resolved, That the President appoint committees on the several general divisions of the programme, except general divisions 3 and 5.

MOTION.

Mr. GOODRICH (United States). That the several committees be increased each by two, and that the Committee on Collocation also be increased by two members.

The following are the committees appointed in accordance with the above resolution and motion :

Committee No. 1.

To examine and report upon the subjects contained in general divis. ions 2, 4, and 6 of the programme proposed by the United States Delegates.

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(d) Sufficiency of crew.
(e) Inspection of vessels.
(f) Uniform certificates of inspection.

GENERAL DIVISON 4.

UNIFORM REGULATIONS REGARDING THE DESIGNATING AND MARK

ING OF VESSELS.

(a) Position of name on vessels.
(b) Position of name of port of registry on vessels.
(c) Size of lettering.
(d) Uniform system of draft marks.

GENERAL DIVISION 6.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICERS AND SEAMEN, INCLUD

ING TESTS FOR SIGHT AND COLOR BLINDNESS.

(a) A uniform system of examination for the different grades. (b) Uniform tests for visual power and color blindness. (c) General knowledge of methods employed at life-saving stations. (d) Uniform certificates of qualification.

WASHINGTON, December 5, 1889. To Rear-Admiral SAMUEL R. FRANKLIN, U. S. Navy,

President International Marine Conference, Washington, D. C.: SIR: The committee appointed to examine and report upon the subjects contained in general divisions 2, 4, and 6 of the programme proposed by the United States Delegates, beg to submt the following report.

GENERAL DIVISION 2.

REGULATIONS TO DETERMINE THE SEAWORTHINESS OF VESSELS,

(a) Construction of vessels.
(6) Equipment of vessels.
(c) Discipline of crew.
(d) Sufficiency of crew.
(e) Inspection of vessels.
(S) Uniform certificates of inspection.

1. It is the opinion of the committee that, upon the subjects contained in the sections of this division, no international rule could be made which would secure beneficial results. It is thought that the Conference would be limited in each case to a recommendation fixing a minimum for the objects which it is desired to secure under each of these sections. If such a minimum were made the legal requirement it would

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