Chapter 11.20


11.20.010    Whistles and lights.

11.20.020    Equipment.

11.20.010 Whistles and lights.

A. It is unlawful for the master, owner or any other person in charge of the watercraft or vessel, while lying at any pier, or while navigating in the city harbor, unnecessarily to cause any whistle or siren to be blown or sounded, nor shall any person flash the rays of a searchlight or other blinding light onto the bridge or into the pilot house of any vessel or watercraft underway for any purpose other than those authorized by law.

B. The rules concerning navigation lights shall be complied with in all weather from sunset to sunrise, and during such time no other lights which may be mistaken for the prescribed lights shall be exhibited. Both the Navigation Rules (CG-169) adopted by MICC 11.16.050, and the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats (CG-290), shall be complied with regarding proper lighting. (Ord. 99C-05 § 1; Ord. A-90 § 1, 1991).

11.20.020 Equipment.

A. In addition to the requirements imposed by the Navigation Rules adopted by MICC 11.16.050, recreational boats shall be subject to safety requirements imposed by Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats, CG-290, 1978, promulgated by the United States Coast Guard, pursuant to Act of Congress, as such rules are now or may hereafter be amended or adopted.

B. All watercraft or vessels shall carry the equipment required by any applicable United States laws as now or hereafter amended. (Ord. 99C-05 § 1; Ord. A-90 § 1, 1991).