Day Shape - Ball Collapsible Cloth 0.6 M - 28 in.

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Meets COLREG's under Transport Canada's International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 for vessels Not Under Command or Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre, dredging or underwater operations, when restricted in ability to maneuver or vessels at Anchor or Aground. Suitable for vessels less than, and greater than 20 m in length.
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Day Shape - Ball Collapsible Cloth 0.6 M (28") SA-BALL

Suitable for vessels less than, and greater than 20 m in length.
 
For use under Transport Canada's International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 with Canadian modifications, Rule 27, and Rule 30:

Rule 27. Lights for Vessels Not Under Command or Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre

Vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to maneuver
  • (a) A vessel not under command shall exhibit:
    • two all-round red lights in a vertical line where they can best be seen;
    • two balls or similar shapes in a vertical line where they can best be seen;
    • when making way through the water, in addition to the lights prescribed in this paragraph, sidelights and a stern light.
  • (b) A vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver, except a vessel engaged in mine-clearance operations, shall exhibit:
    • three all-round lights in a vertical line where they can best be seen. The highest and lowest of these lights shall be red and the middle light shall be white;
    • three shapes in a vertical line where they can best be seen. The highest and lowest of these shapes shall be balls and the middle one a diamond;
    • when making way through the water, a masthead light or lights, sidelights, and a stern light, in addition to the lights prescribed in subparagraph (i);
    • when at anchor, in addition to the lights or shapes prescribed in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii), the light, lights or shape prescribed in Rule 30
  • (c) A power-driven vessel engaged in a towing operation such as severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to deviate from their course shall, in addition to the lights or shapes prescribed in Rule 24(a), exhibit the lights or shapes prescribed in sub-paragraphs (b)(i) and (ii) of this Rule.
  • (d) A vessel engaged in dredging or underwater operations, when restricted in her ability to maneuver, shall exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed in sub-paragraphs (b)(i), (ii) and (iii) of this Rule and shall in addition, when an obstruction exists, exhibit:
    • two all-round red lights or two balls in a vertical line to indicate the side on which the obstruction exists;
    • two all-round green lights or two diamonds in a vertical line to indicate the side on which another vessel may pass;
    • when at anchor, the lights or shapes prescribed in this paragraph instead of the lights or shape prescribed in Rule 30.
  • (e) Whenever the size of a vessel engaged in diving operations makes it impracticable to exhibit all lights and shapes prescribed in paragraph (d) of this Rule, the following shall be exhibited:
    • three all-round lights in a vertical line where they can best be seen. The highest and lowest of these lights shall be red and the middle light shall be white;
    • a rigid replica of the International Code flag "A" not less than 1 meter (3.3 ft) in height. Measures shall be taken to ensure its all-round visibility.
  • (f) A vessel engaged in mine clearance operations shall in addition to the lights prescribed for a power-driven vessel in Rule 23 or to the lights or shape prescribed for a vessel at anchor in Rule 30 as appropriate, exhibit three all-round green lights or three balls. One of these lights or shapes shall be exhibited near the foremast head and one at each end of the fore yard. These lights or shapes indicate that it is dangerous for another vessel to approach within 1,000 meters (0.62 mi) of the mine clearance vessel.
  • (g) Vessels of less than 12 meters (39.4 ft) in length, except those engaged in diving operations, shall not be required to exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed in this Rule.
  • (h) The signals prescribed in this Rule are not signals of vessels in distress and requiring assistance. Such signals are contained in Annex IV to these Regulations.
Rule 30. Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground - International
  • (a) A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen:
    • (i) in the fore part, an all-round white light or one ball,
    • (ii) at or near the stern and at a lower level than the light prescribed in subparagraph (i), an all-round white light.
  • (b) A vessel of less than 50 meters in length may exhibit an all-round white light where it can best be seen instead of the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule.
  • (c) A vessel at anchor may, and a vessel of 100 meters and more in length shall also use the available working or equivalent lights to illuminate her decks.
  • (d) A vessel aground shall exhibit the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Rule and in addition, where they can best be seen:
    • (i) two all-round red lights in a vertical line,
    • (ii) three balls in a vertical line.
  • (e) A vessel of less than seven meters in length, when at anchor, not in or near a narrow channel, fairway or anchorage, or where other vessels normally navigate, shall not be required to exhibit the lights or shape prescribed in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Rule.
  • (f) A vessel of less than 12 meters in length, when aground, shall not be required to exhibit the lights or shapes prescribed in subparagraphs (d)(i) and (ii) of this Rule.
Anchored Vessels and Vessels Aground - Canadian Modifications
  • (g) In the Canadian waters of a roadstead, harbor, river, lake or inland waterway, instead of exhibiting the lights prescribed by paragraphs (a) to (c) of this Rule, a barge or an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object may, when at anchor, exhibit
    • (i) in the case of a barge, those prescribed by paragraph 24(j), and
    • (ii) in the case of an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object, those prescribed by paragraph 24(g).
  • (h) Notwithstanding this Rule, in the Canadian waters of a roadstead, harbour, river, lake or inland waterway, a barge or an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object, when at anchor, is not required to exhibit any light while located within a recognized mooring, storage or booming area that is not an area in or near a narrow channel or fairway or where other vessels normally navigate.





Specifications of Shapes;
  • (a) Shapes shall be black and of the following sizes:
    • (i) a ball shall have a diameter of not less than 0.6 meter,
    • (ii) a cone shall have a base diameter of not less than 0.6 meter and a height equal to its diameter,
    • (iii) a cylinder shall have a diameter of at least 0.6 meter and a height of twice its diameter,
    • (iv) a diamond shape shall consist of two cones as defined in subparagraph (ii) above having a common base.
  • (b) The vertical distance between shapes shall be at least 1.5 meters. 
  • (c) In a vessel of less than 20 meters in length shapes of lesser dimensions but commensurate with the size of the vessel may be used and the distance apart may be correspondingly reduced.
Source: Canada Shipping Act 2001, Collision Regulations C.R.C., c. 1416 - NOT Responsible for any errors or omissions. Mariners are required to consult the CSA 2001 for their requirements.

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