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Sound signals of a vessel under 12 m in restricted visibility

  • Description of scenario: Type of vessel: Vessel of less than 12 m in length
    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 (j) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ), a vessel of less than 12 m in length shall not be obliged to give the signals prescribed in Rule 35 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ) but, if she does not, shall make some other efficient sound signal at intervals of not more that 2 minutes.
    Comments:
    As a vessel of less than 12 m in length is not obliged to carry a whistle, a bell or gong, an efficient sound signal may be sounded by some other means of making an efficient sound signal.

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