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|Regional or national deviation from Article is possible under the provisions of Chapter 9|
1. Side-by-side formations shall carry:
(a) The masthead light prescribed in article 3.08, paragraph 1 (a), on each vessel; however, each non-motorized vessel may, instead of the masthead light, carry the white light prescribed in article 3.09, paragraph 3, visible from all directions, in a suitable position but not higher than the masthead light of the motorized vessel or vessels;
(b) The side lights prescribed in article 3.08, paragraph 1 (b); these lights shall be placed on the outside of the formation, so far as possible at the same height and at least 1 m below the lowest masthead light;
(c) The stern light prescribed in article 3.08, paragraph 1 (c), on each vessel.
2. The provisions of paragraph 1 above shall also apply to side-by-side formations preceded by night by one or more auxiliary motorized vessels.
When a side-by-side formation is preceded by day by one or more auxiliary motorized vessels, each vessel in the formation shall carry the yellow ball referred to in article 3.09, paragraph 3.
3. The provisions of this article shall not apply to small craft propelling only small craft in a side-by-side formation, or to small craft so propelled.