This legislation has been repealed.
Where vessels are in
sight of one another, a steamer under way, in taking any course authorized by
the steering and sailing rules for preventing collisions, embodied in
regulations made under The Merchant Shipping Act 1894 , shall indicate that
course by the following signals on her whistle, siren, or horn,
short blast, meaning: “I am directing my course to starboard”;
short blasts, meaning: “I am directing my course to port”;
short blasts meaning: “My engines are going astern”;
short blasts meaning: “My ship is out of control, keep clear”.