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RULE 24

Towing and Pushing (a) A power-driven vessel when towing shall exhibit:

(i) instead of the light prescribed in Rule 23(a)(i) or (a)(ii), two masthead lights in a vertical line. When the length of the tow, measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds 200 meters, three such lights in a vertical line;

(ii) sidelights;
(iii) a sternlight;
(iv) a towing light in a vertical line above the sternlight;

(v) when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen.

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Power-driven vessel towing astern-towing vessel less than 50 meters in

length; length of tow exceeds 200 meters. Same for Inland.

Lights and Shapes

RULE 24

Towing and Pushing (a) A power-driven vessel when towing astern shall exhibit:

(i) instead of the light prescribed either in Rule 23(a)(i) or 23(a)(ii), two masthead lights in a vertical line. When the length of the tow, measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds 200 meters, three such lights in a vertical line;

(ii) sidelights;
(iii) a sternlight;
(iv) a towing light in a vertical line above the sternlight; and

(v) when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen.

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Power-driven vessel towing astern-towing vessel less than 50 meters in

length; length of tow 200 meters or less. Same for International.

Lights and Shapes

RULE 24

Towing and Pushing (a) A power-driven vessel when towing shall exhibit:

(i) instead of the light prescribed in Rule 23(a)(i) or (a)(ii), two masthead lights in a vertical line. When the length of the tow, measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds 200 meters, three such lights in a vertical line;

(ii) sidelights;
(iii) a sternlight;
(iv) a towing light in a vertical line above the sternlight;

(v) when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen.

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Power-driven vessel towing astern-towing vessel less than 50 meters in

length; length of tow exceeds 200 meters. Same for Inland.

Lights and Shapes

RULE 24

Towing and Pushing (a) A power-driven vessel when towing astern shall exhibit:

(i) instead of the light prescribed either in Rule 23(a)(i) or 23(a)(ii), two masthead lights in a vertical line. When the length of the tow, measuring from the stern of the towing vessel to the after end of the tow exceeds 200 meters, three such lights in a vertical line;

(ii) sidelights;
(iii) a sternlight;
(iv) a towing light in a vertical line above the sternlight; and

(v) when the length of the tow exceeds 200 meters, a diamond shape where it can best be seen.

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Power-driven vessel towing astern-towing vessel less than 50 meters in

length; length of tow 200 meters or less. Same for International.

Lights and Shapes

RULE 24-Continued

(b) When a pushing vessel and a vessel being pushed ahead are rigidly connected in a composite unit they shall be regarded as a power-driven vessel and exhibit the lights prescribed in Rule 23.

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