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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 3, 1907. (In two parts)
(1907)

Circulars,   pp. 1-15 PDF (5.9 MB)


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CORRESPONDENCE. 
CIRCULARS. 
REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA. 
File No. 3767/5. 
The Secretary of State to Am~baasador Franci8. 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
TVashington, January 30, 1907. 
 SIR: Referring to Austria-Hungary's participation in the international marine
conference held at Washington in 1889, to the regulations for preventing
collisions at sea formulated by that conference, and to the act of Congress,
approved August 19, 1890, adopting the regulations so formulated, I inclose
herewith for the information of the Government of Austria-Hungary a copy
of an act of Congress, approved January 19, 1907, which is to take effect
on January 1, 1908, and which amends the act of August 19, 1890, in certain
particulars. 
I am, etc., 
E. RooT. 
 (Same mutatis mutandis to: Belgium, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany,
Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Siam,
Spain, Sweden, Venezuela.) 
[Inciosure. I 
[PUBLIc—No. 20.] 
AN ACT To amend the act approved August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and
ninety, 
entitled "An act to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea."
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That the act approved August nineteenth,
eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An act to adopt regulations for preventing
collisions at sea," be, and hereby is, amended by inserting therein the following:
 "ARTICLE 9. Fishing vessels and fishing boats, when under way and when not
required by this article to carry or show the lights hereinafter specified,
shall carry or show the lights prescribed for vessels of their tonnage under
way. 
 (a) Open boats, by which is to be understood boats not protected from the
entry of sea water by means of a continuous deck, when engaged in any fishing
 85111—F B 1907—i 1 


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