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A power-driven vessel towing partly submerged vessel with breadth under 25 m and length under 100 m, length of the tow under 200 m - lights

  • Description of scenario: Type of vessel: Power-driven vessel towing partly submerged vessel of less than 25 m in breadth and its length does not exceed 100 m, length of the tow does not exceed 200 m
    Time of the day: From sunset to sunrise and from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 24 (Towing and pushing)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 24 (a) (Towing and pushing), a power-driven vessel when towing shall exhibit:
    (i) instead of the light prescribed in Rule 23(a)(i) or (a)(ii) (Power-driven vessels underway ), two masthead lights in a vertical line;
    (ii) sidelights ;
    (iii) a sternlight ;
    (iv) a towing light in a vertical line above the sternlight .
    In accordance with Rule 24 (g)(i) (Towing and pushing),an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel being towed, shall exhibit one all-round white light at or near the forward end and one at or near the after end.
  • Lights positions:

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