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(1) The main signs given in section I below may be supplemented or clarified by auxiliary signs given in section II.

(2) To make them more visible, boards may be surrounded by a thin white line.

I. MAIN SIGNS

A. PROHIBITORY SIGNS

A.1

No entry (general sign)

(see articles 3.25, paragraph 2 (b), 6.08, 6.16, 6.22, 6.22 bis, 6.25, 6.26, 6.27 and 6.28 bis)

A.1a boards

  

A.1b, A.1c and A.1d

or red lights

or

or

 

Two boards, two lights or two flags, one above the other, indicate a prolonged prohibition

A.1e and A.1f or red flags

or

A.1.1

Sections closed to use, no entry except for non-motorized small craft (see article 6.22)

A.1g

A.2

No overtaking

(see article 6.11, a))

A.3

No overtaking of convoys by convoys

(see article 6.11, b))

A.4

No passing or overtaking

(see article 6.08, para. 1)

A.4.1

No passing or overtaking of convoys by convoys

(See article 6.08, para. 1)

A.5

No berthing on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(i.e. no anchoring or making fast to the bank)

(see article 7.02, para. 1)

A.5.1

No berthing on the stretch of water whose breadth, measured from the sign, is shown in metres on the sign (see article 7.02, para. 1)

A.6

No anchoring or trailing of anchors, cables or chains on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see articles 6.18, para. 2 and 7.03, para. 1(b))

A.7

No making fast to the bank on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.04, para. 1 (b))

A.8

No turning

(see article 6.13, para. 5)

A.9

Do not create wash likely to cause damage

(see article 6.20, para. 1 (e))

 

A.9a

 

A.9b

 

A.10

No passing outside the area marked

(in openings of bridges or weirs)

(see article 6.24, para. 2 (a))

A.11

Entry prohibited, but prepare to get under way

(see articles 6.26 and 6.28 bis)

 

A.11a

 
 

or

  
 

A.11b

 
 

or

  
 

A.11c

(red light extinguished)

 

A.12

Motorized craft prohibited

A.13

Sports or pleasure craft prohibited

A.14

Water skiing prohibited

A.15

Sailing vessels prohibited

A.16

All craft other than motorized vessels or sailing craft prohibited

A.17

Use of sailboards prohibited

A.18

End of zone authorized for high speed navigation of small sport and pleasure craft

A.19

No launching or beaching of vessels

A.20

Water bikes prohibited


B. MANDATORY SIGNS

B.1

Proceed in the direction shown by the arrow

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

B.2

 

B.2a Move to the side of the fairway on your port side

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

 

B.2b Move to the side of the fairway on your starboard side
(see article 6.12, para. 1)

B.3

 

B.3a Keep to the side of the fairway on your port side

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

 

B.3b Keep to the side of the fairway on your starboard side

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

B.4

 

B.4a Cross fairway to port

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

 

B.4b Cross fairway to starboard

(see article 6.12, para. 1)

B.5

Stop as prescribed in the Regulations

(see articles 6.26, para. 2 and 6.28, para. 1)

B.6

Do not exceed the speed indicated

(in km/h)

B.7

Give a sound signal

B.8

Keep a particularly sharp lookout

(see article 6.08, para. 2)

B.9

Do not enter or cross the main waterway until certain that this will not oblige vessels proceeding on it to change their course or speed

(see article 6.16, para. 4)

 

B.9a

 

B.9b

B.10

Vessels proceeding on the main waterway must, if necessary, change course and speed to allow vessels to leave harbours or tributary waterways

(see article 6.16, paras 3 and 6)

B.11

 

B.11a Obligation to enter into a radiotelephone link

(see article 4.05, para. 5)

 

B.11b Obligation to enter into a radiotelephone link on the channel as indicated on the board

(see article 4.05, para. 5)


C. RESTRICTIVE SIGNS

C.1

Depth of water limited

C.1a

C.1b

C.2

Headroom limited

C.2a

C.2b

C.3

Width of passage or channel limited

C.3a

C3b

Note:

Boards C.1, C.2 and C.3 may carry, in addition, figures indicating in metres the depth of water, the headroom and the width of passage or the channel respectively

C.4

There are restrictions on navigation: see the information plate below the sign

C.5

The channel lies at a distance from the right (left) bank; the figure shown on the sign indicates the distance in metres, measured from the sign, to which vessels should keep


D. RECOMMENDATORY SIGNS

D.1

Recommended opening

 

(a) In both directions

(see articles 6.25, 6.26 and 6.27)

D.1a

or

D.1b

(b) Only in the direction indicated

(passage in the opposite direction proehibited)

(see articles 6.25, 6.26 and 6.27)

D.1c

or

e

D.1d

 

D.1e

or

e

D.1f

D.2

You are recommended to keep within the area indicated (in openings of bridges or weirs)

(see article 6.24, para. 2 (b))

 

D.2a

or

 

D.2b

D.3

You are recommended to proceed:

 

D.3a In the direction shown by the arrow

or

D.3b In the direction from the fixed light towards the isophase light


E. INFORMATIVE SIGNS

E.1

Entry permitted (general sign)

(see articles 6.08, 6.16, 6.26, 6.27 and 6.28 bis)

 

E.1a

or

E.1b, E.1c and E.1d

or

or

E.2

Overhead cable crossing

E.3

Weir

E.4

 

E.4a Ferry-boat not moving independently

E.4b Ferry-boat moving independently

E.5

Berthing (i.e. anchoring or making

fast to the bank) permitted on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see articles 7.02, para. 2 and 7.05, para. 1)

E.5.1

Berthing permitted on the stretch of

water of the breadth measured from,

and shown on the board in metres

(see article 7.05, para. 2)

E.5.2

Berthing permitted on the stretch of water bounded by the two distances measured from, and shown on the board in metres

(see article 7.05, para. 3)

E.5.3

Maximum number of vessels permitted to berth abreast on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.05, para. 4)

E.5.4

Berthing area reserved for pushing-navigation vessels that are not required to carry the marking prescribed in article 3.14 on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.5

Berthing area reserved for pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry one blue light or one blue cone under article 3.14, paragraph 1, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.6

Berthing area reserved for pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry two blue lights or two blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 2, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.7

Berthing area reserved for pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry three blue lights or three blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 3, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.8

Berthing area reserved for vessels other than pushing-navigation vessels that are not required to carry the marking prescribed in article 3.14 on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed (see article 7.06)

E.5.9

Berthing area reserved for vessels other than pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry one blue light or one blue cone under article 3.14, paragraph 1, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed
(see article 7.06)

E.5.10

Berthing area reserved for vessels other than pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry two blue lights or two blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 2, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.11

Berthing area reserved for vessels other than pushing-navigation vessels that are required to carry three blue lights or three blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 3, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed
(see article 7.06)

E.5.12

Berthing area reserved for all vessels that are not required to carry the marking prescribed in article 3.14, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed (see article 7.06)

E.5.13

Berthing area reserved for all vessels that are required to carry one blue light or one blue cone under article 3.14, paragraph 1, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.5.14

Berthing area reserved for all vessels that are required to carry two blue lights or two blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 2
(see article 7.06)

E.5.15

Berthing area reserved for all vessels that are required to carry three blue lights or three blue cones under article 3.14, paragraph 3, on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed

(see article 7.06)

E.6

Anchoring (see article 7.03, para. 2) or trailing of anchors, cables or chains permitted on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed.

(see article 6.18, para. 3)

E.6.1

Use of spuds permitted (see article 7.03)

E.7

Making fast to the bank permitted on the side of the waterway on which the sign is placed (see article 7.04, para. 2)

E.7.1

Berthing area reserved for loading and unloading vehicles. (Maximum duration of berthing permitted may be added on an information plate below the board)

E.8

Turning area

(see articles 6.13, para. 5 and 7.02 para. 1 (i))

E.9

The waterways being approached are considered to be tributaries of this waterway (see article 6.16, para. 1)

 

E.9.a

 

E.9.b

 

E.9.c

E.10

This waterway is considered to be a tributary of the waterway being approached

(see article 6.16, para. 1)

 

E.10a

 

E.10b

E.11

End of a prohibition or obligation applying to traffic in one direction only, or end of a restriction

 

E.11a

 

or

 
 

E.11b

E.12

Advance signals: one or two white lights

 
 

(a) Fixed light(s): Difficulty ahead – stop if the regulations so require

 

E.12a

or

E12.b

 

(b) Isophase light(s): You may proceed

 

E12.c

or

E.12d

E.13

Drinking-water supply

E.14

Telephone

E.15

Motorized vessels permitted

E.16

Sports or pleasure craft permitted [1]

E.17

Water skiing permitted

E.18

Sailing vessels permitted

E.19

Craft other than motorized vessels or sailing craft permitted

E.20

Use of sailboards permitted

E.21

Zone authorized for high speed navigation of small sport and pleasure craft

E.22

Launching or beaching of small craft permitted

E.23

Possibility of obtaining nautical information by radio-telephone on the channel indicated

E.24

Water bikes permitted

E.25

Electrical power supply point

E.26

Winter harbour

E.26.1

Maximum number of vessels permitted to berth in winter harbour

E.27

Winter shelter

E.27.1

Maximum number of vessels permitted to berth in winter shelter

Maximum number of vessels permitted to berth abreast

Maximum number of rows of vessels which are berthed abreast


II. AUXILIARY SIGNS

The main signs (see section I) may be supplemented by the following auxiliary signs:

A. Panels showing the distance at which the regulation applies or the special feature indicated by the main sign is to be found

Note: The panels are placed above the main sign.

Examples :

In 1,000 m, stop

In 1,500 m, ferry-boat

not moving independently

B. Additional luminous signal

Luminous white arrow combined with certain lights, with the following meanings:

 

(a) With green light

Example: Permission to enter the basin to which the arrow is pointing

 

(b) With red light

Example: No entry to the basin to which the arrow is pointing

C. Pointers showing the direction of the section to which the main sign applies

Note: The pointers need not necessarily be white and may be placed beside or below the main sign.

Examples :

Berthing permitted

Berthing prohibited (over a distance of 1,000 m)

D. Panels giving explanations or additional information

Note: These panels are placed below the main sign.

Examples :

 

Stop for Customs

Give one long blast



[1] The competent authorities may also use this board to permit small craft.

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