2019 Inner Harbor Mooring Basin Dredge Project

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The Hingham Harbor dredging project is set to begin on October 2, 2019. The dredge, tugs, and scows will be arriving on Oct. 2nd to begin working in the harbor. If you are navigating in or around Hingham Harbor be sure to use caution, and understand the rules of the road.

A few important rules to remember are:

—INLAND— General; RULE 3: General Definitions

       (a) The word “vessel” includes every description of water craft, including nondisplacement craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water;

       (b) The term “power-driven vessel” means any vessel propelled by machinery;

       (c) The term “sailing vessel” means any vessel under sail provided that propelling machinery, if fitted, is not being used;

       (g) The term “vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver” means a vessel which from the nature of her work is restricted in her ability          to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel;

            vessels restricted in their ability to maneuver include, but are not limited to: 

               (ii) a vessel engaged in dredging, surveying or underwater operations;

               (vi) a vessel engaged in a towing operation such as severely restricts the towing vessel and her tow in their ability to deviate from their course

—INLAND—Steering and Sailing Rules; RULE 9: Narrow Channels

       (b) A vessel of less than 20 meters in length or a sailing vessel shall not impede the passage of a vessel that can safely navigate only within a narrow channel or fairway.

—INLAND—Steering and Sailing Rules; RULE 18: Responsibilities Between Vessels

(Except where Rules 9, 10, and 13 otherwise require:)

       (a) A power-driven vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:

               (ii) a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;

       (b) A sailing vessel underway shall keep out of the way of:

               (ii) a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver;


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