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Old 25 October 2010, 15:01   #1
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Strange Nav Lights

Just come across this picture on the homepage.

Can't work out what the navigation lights mean:

White
Red
Red

(am assuming that the white's a normal steaming light for a power driven vessel)
Then normal P/S Lights.
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Old 25 October 2010, 15:13   #2
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Not sure what picture your refering to but normally a white over red represents a commercial vessel carrying a pilot.

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Old 25 October 2010, 15:21   #3
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The two red ones also indicate "A vessel not under command ", in this case under way, but then the white top light should not be on/visible?
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Old 25 October 2010, 15:25   #4
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Yes, indeed, I thought pilot too, but there are definitely 2 all round reds. Very weird.

I thought a vessel not under command, but then it was planing at about 40knts, so i'd hope not!
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ANNEX II : Additional signals for fishing vessels fishing in close proximity 1. General
The lights mentioned herein shall, if exhibited in pursuance of Rule 26(d), be placed where they can best be seen. They shall be at least 0.9 metre apart but at a lower level than lights prescribed in Rule 26(b)(i) and (c)(i). The lights shall be visible all round the horizon at a distance of at least 1 mile but at a lesser distance than the lights prescribed by these Rules for fishing vessels.
2. Signals for trawlers
  • (a) Vessels of 20 metres or more in length when engaged in trawling, whether using demersal or pelagic gear, shall exhibit:
    • (i) when shooting their nets, two white lights in a vertical line;
    • (ii) when hauling their nets, one white light over one red light in a vertical line;
    • (iii) when the net has come fast upon an obstruction, two red lights in a vertical line.
  • (b) Each vessel of 20 metres or more in length engaged in pair trawling shall exhibit:
    • (i) by night, a searchlight directed forward and in the direction of the other vessel of the pair;
    • (ii) when shooting or hauling their nets or when the nets have come fast upon an obstruction, the lights prescribed in 2(a) above.
  • (c) A vessel of less than 20 metres in length engaged in trawling, whether using demersal or pelagic gear or engaged in pair trawling, may exhibit the lights prescribed in paragraphs
  • (a) or (b) of this Section, as appropriate.
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Hi, in all probability these lights show a vessel aground. The two reds signify a vessel 'not under command' whilst the single white signifies (in this case) a vessel less than 50m in length at anchor. Combined they indicate a vessel aground <50m.

This is a useful site http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php

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Hi, in all probability these lights show a vessel aground. The two reds signify a vessel 'not under command' whilst the single white signifies (in this case) a vessel less than 50m in length at anchor. Combined they indicate a vessel aground <50m.

This is a useful site http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php

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Thank you, sir.
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I'm afraid, though, I must disagree, it appeared to be a lifeboat travelling at 40knts.
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anchor and NUC But at 40kt I recon not so incorrect
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(iii) when the net has come fast upon an obstruction, two red lights in a vertical line.
Ah, thank you, sir!
I think I've got it!
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Hi, in all probability these lights show a vessel aground. The two reds signify a vessel 'not under command' whilst the single white signifies (in this case) a vessel less than 50m in length at anchor. Combined they indicate a vessel aground <50m.

This is a useful site http://www.bosunsmate.org/seamanship/lights.php

Regards, Paul
But vessel on ground don't show "Then normal P/S Lights" (or should not show anyway)?
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