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Sound signals of vessels engaged in pushing operation when rigidly connected in a composite unit underway but stopped and making no way through the water in restricted visibility

  • Description of scenario: Type of vessel: Pushing vessel and vessel being pushed ahead rigidly connected in a composite unit underway but stopped and making no way through the water
    Visibility: In or near an area of restricted visibility , weather by day or night
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 35 (Sound signals in restricted visibility )
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 35 (f) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ), 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 shall give the signals prescribed in Rule 35 (b) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ).
    Comments:
    When a pushing vessel and a vessel being pushed ahead are rigidly connected in a composite unit and underway but stopped and making no way through the water they shall sound at intervals of not more than 2 minutes two prolonged blasts in succession with an interval of about 2 seconds between them.
  • Signals:

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