Department of Natural Resources - Rules of Navigation - Pilot vessels.


Published: 1990-08-24

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(A) A vessel engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit:

(1) At or near the masthead, two all-round lights in a vertical line, the upper being white and the lower red.

(2) When underway, in addition, sidelights and a sternlight.

(3) When at anchor, in addition to the lights prescribed in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, the anchor light, lights, or shape prescribed in rule 1501:47-2-30 of the Administrative Code for anchored vessels.

(B) A pilot vessel when not engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit the lights or shapes prescribed for a vessel of its length.

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