1501:47-2-21 Definitions for rules 1501:47-2-21 to 1501:47-2-31 of the Administrative Code.

For the purpose of rules 1501:47-2-21 to 1501:47-2-31 of the Administrative Code, except where the context otherwise requires, the definitions are as follows:

(A) "Masthead light" means a white light placed over the fore and aft centerline of the vessel showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of two hundred twenty-five degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to twenty-two and one-half degrees abaft the beam on either side of the vessel, except that on a vessel of less than twelve meters in length the masthead light shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(B) "Sidelights" mean a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side each showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of one hundred twelve and one-half degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to twenty-two and one-half degrees abaft the beam on its respective side. On a vessel of less than twenty meters in length the side lights may be in combination in one lantern carried on the fore and aft centerline of the vessel, except on a vessel of less than twelve meters in length the sidelights when combined in one lantern shall be placed as nearly as practicable to the fore and aft centerline of the vessel.

(C) "Sternlight" means a white light placed as nearly as practicable at the stern showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of one hundred thirty-five degrees and so fixed as to show the light sixty-seven and one-half degrees from right aft on each side of the vessel.

(D) "Towing light" means a yellow light having the same characteristics as the sternlight defined in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(E) "All-round light" means a light showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of three hundred sixty degrees.

(F) "Flashing light" means a light flashing at regular intervals at a frequency of one hundred twenty flashes or more per minute.

(G) "Special flashing light" means a yellow light flashing at regular intervals at a frequency of fifty to seventy flashes per minute, placed as far forward and as nearly as practicable on the fore and aft centerline of the tow and showing an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of not less than one hundred eighty degrees nor more than two hundred twenty-five degrees and so fixed as to show the light from right ahead to abeam and no more than twenty-two and one-half degrees abaft the beam on either side of the vessel.

Eff 6-11-90 (Emer.); 8-24-90
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1547.52