Sooooo.... I was reading through the colregs just for fun and saw this section about signaling devices.
The signaling device in the top right corner caught my eye as intriguing.
Figured I would put it out there (and no its not to start a gun debate) I just want to ask if anyone knows of a conflicting rule
somewhere that negates having the gun on board as a signaling device?
Should a gun on board come into question couldn't you claim it is for emergency
Obviously local laws have to be followed as far as gun ownership
is concerned but where does this reg fall into to the realm of things?
Has anyone known of someone using a gun to signal distress
When a vessel is in distress
and requires assistance she shall use or exhibit the signals described in Annex IV [ to | of ] these Rules.
Distress Signals 72 COLREGS