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$ 87.3 Exclusive use.
The use or exhibition of any of the foregoing signals except for the purpose of indicating distress and need of assistance and the use of other signals which may be confused with any of the above signals is prohibited. § 87.5 Supplemental signals.
Attention is drawn to the relevant sections of the International Code of Signals, the Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual and the following signals:
(a) A piece of orange-colored canvas with either a black square and circle or other appropriate symbol (for identification from the air);
(b) A dye marker.
$ 88.01 Purpose and applicability.
This Part applies to all vessels operating on United States inland waters and to United States vessels operating on the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes to the extent there is no conflict with Canadian law. $ 88.03 Definitions.
The terms used in this part have the same meaning as defined in the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. $ 88.05 Copy of Rules.
After January 1, 1983, the operator of each self-propelled vessel 12 meters or more in length shall carry on board and maintain for ready reference a copy of the Inland Navigation Rules. $ 88.09 Temporary exemption from light and shape requirements
when operating under bridges. A vessel's navigation lights and shapes may be lowered if necessary to pass under a bridge.
$ 88.11 Law enforcement vessels.
(a) Law enforcement vessels may display a flashing blue light when engaged in direct law enforcement activities. This light shall be located so that it does not interfere with the visibility of the vessel's navigation lights.
(b) The blue light described in this section may be displayed by law enforcement vessels of the United States and the States and their political subdivisions. § 88.13 Lights on barges at bank or dock.
(a) The following barges shall display at night and, if practicable, in periods of restricted visibility the lights described in paragraph (b) of this section
(1) Every barge projecting into a buoyed or restricted channel.
(2) Every barge so moored that it reduces the available navigable width of any channel to less than 80 meters.
(3) Barges moored in groups more than two barges wide or to a maximum width of over 25 meters.
(4) Every barge not moored parallel to the bank or dock. (b) Barges described in paragraph (a) shall carry two unobstructed white lights of an intensity to be visible for at least one mile on a clear dark night, and arranged as follows:
(1) On a single moored barge, lights shall be placed on the two corners farthest from the bank or dock.
(2) On barges moored in group formation, a light shall be placed on each of the upstream and downstream ends of the group, on the corners farthest from the bank or dock.
(3) Any barge in a group, projecting from the main body of the group toward the channel, shall be lighted as a single barge.
(c) Barges moored in any slip or slough which is used primarily for mooring purposes are exempt from the lighting requirements of this section.