Seaman's Handbook

ANNEX I. Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes

The sidelights of vessels of 20 metres or more in length shall be fitted with inboard screens painted matt black, and meeting the requirements of Section 9 of this Annex. On vessels of less than 20 metres in length the sidelights, if necessary to meet the requirements of Section 9 of this Annex, shall be fitted with inboard matt screens. With a combined lantern, using a single vertical filament and a very narrow division between the green and red sections, external screens need not be fitted.