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1. Without prejudice to the other provisions of these regulations, vessels and assemblies of floating material shall choose their berths as near the bank as their draught and local conditions permit and, in any case, so as not to obstruct navigation.

2. Except under special conditions laid down by the competent authorities, floating establishments shall be so placed as to leave the fairway clear for navigation.

3. Vessels, assemblies of vessels and of floating material and floating establishments shall, when stationary, be anchored or made fast in such a way that they cannot change position and thus constitute a danger or obstruction to other vessels taking into account, in particular, the wind, changes in the water level, suction and wash.