Department of Natural Resources - Rules of Navigation - Visibility of lights.


Published: 1990-08-24

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The lights prescribed in these rules shall have an intensity as specified in annex I of the "I.N.R.A.", so as to be visible at the following minimum ranges:

(A) In a vessel of fifty meters or more in length:

(1) A masthead light, six miles.

(2) A sidelight, three miles.

(3) A sternlight, three miles.

(4) A towing light, three miles.

(5) A white, red, green or yellow all-around light, three miles.

(6) A special flashing light, two miles.

(B) In a vessel of twelve meters or more in length but less than fifty meters in length:

(1) A masthead light, five miles; except that where the length of the vessel is less than twenty meters, three miles.

(2) A sidelight, two miles.

(3) A sternlight, two miles.

(4) A towing light, two miles.

(5) A white, red, green or yellow all-around light, two miles.

(6) A special flashing light, two miles.

(C) In a vessel of less than twelve meters in length:

(1) A masthead light, two miles.

(2) A sidelight, one mile.

(3) A sternlight, two miles.

(4) A towing light, two miles.

(5) A white, red, green or yellow all-around light, two miles.

(6) A special flashing light, two miles.

(D) In an inconspicuous, partly submerged vessel or object being towed: a white all-round light, three miles.

No person shall operate or permit to be operated, any vessel on the waters in this state, in violation of this rule.