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Old 08 October 2006, 08:59   #21
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Originally Posted by jyasaki
So, if you're anchored, white on, sides off. If you are drifting, not sure (though I would leave the white on and shut off the side lights in that case.) Underway, sides and white on.

Even if you are driftingyou still display your nav lights (stern, red and green)

Originally Posted by Alex Brown
I wonder though, if you are drifting without the engine turned on and not specifically underway, should you be displaying lights in the form of Red, White and Red in a vertical line since you are restricted?
I know we use this for towage, but how far down the line does it go I wonder, is it commercial vessels only? - remember it's all about being seen and letting others know what you're doing, or not as the case may be.

Alex the RAM (restricted) lights only apply to a vessel that is restricted by her work

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