What is SAILING INSTRUCTIONS?

Written or printed directions, delivered by the com- manding officer of a convoy to the several masters of the ships under his care, by which they are enabled to understand and answer liis signals, to know the place of rendezvous appointed for the fleet in case of dispersion by storm, by an enemy, or otherwise. Without sailing instructions no vessel can have the protection and benefit of convoy. Marsh. Ins. 308.

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