U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 24. Vessels Laying Cables; Signals; Avoidance of Buoys

     The master of any vessel which, while engaged in laying or repairing submarine cables, shall fail to observe the rules concerning signals that have been or shall be adopted by the parties to the convention described in section 30 of this title with a view to preventing collisions at sea; or the master of any vessel that, perceiving, or being able to perceive the said signals displayed upon a telegraph ship engaged in repairing a cable, shall not withdraw to or keep at distance of at least one nautical mile; or the master of any vessel that seeing or being able to see buoys intended to mark the position of a cable when being laid or when out of order or broken, shall not keep at a distance of at least a quarter of a nautical mile, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month, or to a fine of not exceeding $500.

(Feb. 29, 1888, ch. 17, § 4, 25 Stat. 41.)

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

     For the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, set out as a note under section 1602 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in section 31 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 24. Vessels Laying Cables; Signals; Avoidance of Buoys," U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs in U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z44MKG2PWT3NZW.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 24. Vessels Laying Cables; Signals; Avoidance of Buoys." U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs, in U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z44MKG2PWT3NZW.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 24. Vessels Laying Cables; Signals; Avoidance of Buoys' in U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 47, Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z44MKG2PWT3NZW.