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Maneuvering and Warning Signals, Continued - 14221_142
Maneuvering and Warning Signals Rules Regulating Sound and Light Signaling Equipment Required on Vessels A  vessel  of  12  meters  or  more  in  length  must  be  provided  with  a  whistle and  a  bell.  Vessels  that  are  100  meters  or  more  in  length  must  also have  a  gong.  The  tone  of  the  gong  cannot  be  confused  with  the  tone  of the  bell.  The  bell  and  the  gong  must  comply  with  the  specifications listed  in  Annex  III.  As  with  the  whistle,  these  specifications  were  taken into  account  when  the  ship  was  outfitted.  A  light  may  be  used  at  night for  signaling.  The  light  must  be,  if  fitted,  an  all-round  white  light, visible  at  a  minimum  range  of  5  miles,  and  must  comply  with  the provisions  of  Annex  I  to  the  International  Rules. A  vessel  of  less  than  12  meters  in  length  will  not  be  required  to  carry the  signaling  equipment  described  above,  but  must  carry  some  efficient means  of  sound  signaling. Supplemental Light  Signals When  vessels  are  in  sight  of  one  another,  that  is,  a  power-driven  vessel under  way,  maneuvering  as  authorized  or  required  by  these  Rules,  they must  indicate  that  they  are  maneuvering  by  the  following  signals  on  the whistle.  Any  vessel  may  supplement  the  whistle  signals  prescribed  by light  signals,  repeated  as  appropriate  while  the  maneuver  is  being  carried out. Situation Supplemental   Light Inland: I  intend  to  leve  you  on  my  port one  flash side. Int’l:  Altering  course  to  starboard. Inland: I  intend  to  leave  you  on  my starboard  side. two  flashes Int’l:  Altering  course  to  port. Inland  and  Int’l:  Operating  astern three  flashes propulsion. 4-43

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