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A power-driven vessel towing alongside a group of vessels - lights

  • Description of scenario: Type of vessel: Power-driven vessel towing alongside a group of vessels
    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 (c) (Towing and pushing), a power-driven vessel when towing alongside, except in the case of a composite unit, 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 .
    In accordance with Rule 24 (f)(ii) (Towing and pushing), vessels being towed alongside in a group shall be lighted as one vessel and shall exhibit a sternlight and at the forward end, sidelights .
  • Lights positions:

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