Chapter 10.24


10.24.010    Whistles and Lights

10.24.020    Equipment

10.24.030    Violations and Penalties

10.24.010 Whistles and Lights.

(a)    No master, owner or any other person in charge of the watercraft or vessel, while lying at any pier, or while navigating in City waters, shall 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 sunset to sunrise, and during such time no other lights which may be mistaken for the proscribed lights shall be exhibited. Both the Navigation Rules (CG-169) adopted by Section 10.20.040 and the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats (CG-290) shall be complied with regarding proper lighting. (Ord. 1157, Sec. 1, 2023)

10.24.020 Equipment.

(a)    In addition to the requirements imposed by the Navigation Rules adopted by Section 10.20.040, 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. 1157, Sec. 1, 2023)

10.24.030 Violations and Penalties.

Failure to comply with any provision of this chapter or violation of any provision of this chapter is subject to enforcement under Title 17 of this code, “Uniform Enforcement Code,” including civil enforcement penalties in Chapter 17.60 and criminal penalties in Chapter 17.90. (Ord. 1157, Sec. 1, 2023)