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A vessel engaged on pilotage duty under 50 m at anchor - lights

  • Description of scenario: Type of vessel: Vessel engaged on pilotage duty of less than 50 m in length at anchor
    Time of the day: From sunset to sunrise and from sunrise to sunset in restricted visibility
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 29 (Pilot vessels)
    Rule 30 (Anchored vessels and vessels aground)
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 29 (a) (Pilot vessels), a vessel engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit:
    (i) at or near the masthead, two all-round lights in a vertical line, the upper being white and the lower red;
    (iii) the lights prescribed in Rule 30 (Anchored vessels and vessels aground) for vessels at anchor.
    In accordance with Rule 30 (b) (Anchored vessels and vessels aground), a vessel of less than 50 m in length may exhibit an all-round white light where it can best be seen instead of the lights prescribed in Rule 30 (a) (Anchored vessels and vessels aground).
  • Lights positions:

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