Chapter 14.08


14.08.010    Generally.

14.08.020    Anchorage.

14.08.030    Aquatic event.

14.08.040    Authorized emergency vessel.

14.08.050    City.

14.08.060    City docks.

14.08.070    Diver’s flag.

14.08.080    Master.

14.08.090    Obstruction.

14.08.100    Oil.

14.08.110    Owner.

14.08.120    Person.

14.08.130    Pier.

14.08.140    Port warden.

14.08.150    Restricted area.

14.08.160    Towboat.

14.08.170    Vessel.

14.08.180    Watercraft.

14.08.010 Generally.

For the purpose of this title, the following words shall be as defined in this chapter. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.020 Anchorage.

“Anchorage” means a designated position where vessels or watercraft may anchor or moor. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.030 Aquatic event.

“Aquatic event” means any organized water event of limited duration which is duly sanctioned at least seven days in advance by duly constituted authority and which is conducted according to a prearranged schedule and in which general public interest is manifested. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.040 Authorized emergency vessel.

“Authorized emergency vessel” means any authorized vessel or watercraft of the city police department, city fire department, King County sheriff’s office, the United States government, and state of Washington authorized patrol vessels or watercraft. (Ord. 4406 § 6, 2013: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.050 City.

“City” means the city of Kirkland. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.060 City docks.

“City docks” means all docks and moorage facilities owned and maintained by the city and located in or upon Lake Washington and within the jurisdiction of the city. (Ord. 2351 § 1, 1977: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.070 Diver’s flag.

“Diver’s flag” means a red flag five units of measurement on the hoist by six units of measurement on the fly with a white stripe of one unit crossing the red diagonally with the flag having a stiffener. This flag shall only pertain to skin and SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving and shall supplement any nationally recognized diver’s flag or marking. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.080 Master.

“Master” means the captain, skipper, pilot or any person having charge of any vessel or watercraft. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.090 Obstruction.

“Obstruction” means any vessel or watercraft or any matter which may in any way blockade, interfere with or endanger any vessel or watercraft or impede navigation. (Ord. 4406 § 7, 2013: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.100 Oil.

“Oil” means any oil or liquid, whether of animal, vegetable or mineral origin, or a mixture, compound or distillation thereof. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.110 Owner.

“Owner” means a person who has lawful possession of a vessel or watercraft or obstruction by purchase, exchange, gift, lease, inheritance, or legal action, whether or not the vessel is subject to a security interest. (Ord. 4406 § 8, 2013: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.120 Person.

“Person,” when necessary, means and includes natural persons, associations, copartnerships and corporations, whether acting by themselves or by a servant, agent or employee; the singular number shall, when necessary, be held to mean and include the plural, and the masculine pronoun to include the feminine. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.130 Pier.

“Pier” means any pier, wharf, dock, float, gridiron or other structure to promote the convenient loading or unloading or other discharge of vessels or watercraft, or the repair thereof. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.140 Port warden.

“Port warden” means the chief of police or his or her designee. (Ord. 4406 § 9, 2013: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.150 Restricted area.

“Restricted area” means an area that is closed to all water traffic or where water traffic is regulated for the health, safety and welfare of the public. (Ord. 4406 § 10, 2013: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.160 Towboat.

“Towboat” means any vessel or watercraft engaged in towing or pushing another vessel or watercraft or anything other than a vessel or watercraft. (Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.170 Vessel.

“Vessel” means every watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane. (Ord. 4406 § 11, 2013: Ord. 3840 § 1, 2002: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)

14.08.180 Watercraft.

“Watercraft” means any contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. Cribs or piles, shinglebolts, booms or logs, rafts of logs, and rafts of lumber are not included within the term “watercraft” or “vessel,” but are included within the term “obstruction” when they are floating loose and not under control or when under control and obstructing any navigable channel. (Ord. 4406 § 12, 2013: Ord. 3840 § 2, 2002: Ord. 800 § 2 (part), 1960)