A power-driven vessel towing partly submerged vessel with breadth over 25 m and length over 100 m, length of the tow over 200 m - lights
Description of scenario:
Type of vessel: Power-driven vessel
towing an incospicuous, partly submerged vessel with breadth of more than 25 m and length exceeding 100 m, length of the tow exceeds 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
), three 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) (Towing and pushing), an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel being towed, shall exhibit: (i) one all-round
white light at or near the forward end and one at or near the after end; (ii) two additional all-round
white lights at or near the extremities of its breadth; (iii) additional all-round
white lights between the lights prescribed in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) so that the distance between the lights shall not exceed 100 m.
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