1. Be especially alert for small craft operating in
the vicinity of the harbor.
2. Report all tugs upon sighting them.
3. Report course and speed changes of ships as soon
Getting a large ship under way or bringing it to
anchor can be a simple and quiet operation when all
hands know their jobs and do them well.
RULES OF THE ROAD
Just as a driver must know traffic signals and
laws governing speed, the crews who handle ships
and boats must know the seagoing traffic rules.
The nautical traffic rules are contained in Nav-
igation Rules and are provided for a definite
purposeto prevent ship collisions. When colli-
sions do occur, damage can run into many thousands
of dollars, even if one or both ships do not sink.
Even worse is the possibility that lives will be
Rules of the Road are divided into two distinct
sections: Inland Rules and International Rules.
The boundaries that separate the areas where In-
ternational Rules and Inland Rules apply are
usually marked on each of the nautical charts.
If the boundary lines are not marked on the
chart, they may be drawn, as a general rule,