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Part XXXVI.--RULES TO PREVENT COLLISIONS.

345. Duty to stand by.

346. International rules of 1897..

347. Consideration of future rules.

348. Inland rules of 1897 ..

349. Limits of application of international and inland or local rules

350. Rules for the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

351. Rules for the Red River of the North, and rivers emptying into Gulf of

Mexico.

352. River navigation

353. Rules for the St. Mary's River

354. Special rules for regattas.

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Part XXXVII.-AIDS TO NAVIGATION.

355. Assistance by United States vessels

356. Removal of derelicts

357. Lights and buoys

358. Nautical Almanac

359. Charts and manuals.

360. Storm and weather signals.

361. Meridians.

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PART XLIII.-MISCELLANEOUS.

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381. Life-saving medals

382. Rescuing shipwrecked American seamen

383. School ships....

384. Instruction in shipbuilding

385. Naval militia...

386. North Atlantic fisheries..

387. Special privilege for foreign war vessels.

388. Navy ration ..

389. Proposed maritime canals

390. Coal and war materials..

391. Minos, torpedoes, and harbor defenses..

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PART XLIV.-LEGAL PROCEDURE.

392. Seizure....

393. Summary trial

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PART XLV.-CRIMES.

394. Place of trial...

395. Murder and manslaughter

396. Rape..

397. Assault

398. Ill treatment of crew

399. Mayhem

400. Seduction

401. Larceny..

402. Wrecking

403. Mutiny

404. Plundering vessel

405. Abandonment of seamen.

406. Barratry

407. Arson ..

408. Misprision of felony

409. Miscellaneous offenses.

410. Crimes on the Great Lakes

411. Forgery...

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Table of laws included in this compilation, with date of enactment and

amendmont and page and paragraph in which incorporated in this

volume....

Alphabetical index

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PART I.-VESSELS.

1. Definition of vessel.
2. Vessels of the United States.
3. Registered vessels.
4. Whaling vessels.
5. Enrolled and licensed vessels.
6. Licensed vessels under twenty tons.

7. Undocumented vessels.
8. Yachts.
9. Official number.
10. Name of vessel.
11. Change of name.
12. Draught.

1. Definition of vessel.

The word “vessel" includes every description of water- R. S., 3. craft or other artificial contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.

2. Vessels of the United States.

Vessels registered pursuant to law and no others, except R. S., 4131. such as shall be duly qualified according to law for carrying on the coasting or fishing trade, shall be deemed vessels of the United States, and entitled to the benefits and privileges appertaining to such vessels; but no such vessel shall enjoy such benetits and privileges longer than it shall continue to be wholly owned by a citizen or citizens of the United States or a corporation created under the laws of any of the States thereof, and be commanded by a citizen of the United States. And all the officers of vessels of the United States who shall have charge of a watch, including pilots, shall in all cases May 28, 1896. be citizens of the United States. (See also Qualification of officers, paragraph 61.

No vessel which has been recorded or registered as an R. S., 4135. American vessel of the United States, pursuant to law, and which was licensed or otherwise authorized to sail under a foreign flag, and to have the protection of any foreign government during the existence of the rebellion, shall be deemed or registered as a vessel of the United States, or shall have the rights and privileges of vessels of the United States, except under provisions of law especially authorizing such registry.

3. Registered vessels.

Vessels built within the United States, and belonging R. S., 4132. wholly to citizens thereof, and vessels which may be captured in war by citizens of the United States, and lawfully condemned as prize, or which may be adjudged to be for. feited for a breach of the laws of the United States, being wholly owned by citizens, and no others, may be registered as directed in this title [R. S., 4131-4305).

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