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When should you use your boats navigation lights?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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In this manner, do I need navigation lights on my boat?
Navigation Light Requirements - Overview and Powered Vessels Vessel operators must make sure that their vessels are equipped with the proper navigation lights and use the lights during these conditions: When away from the dock between sunset and sunrise. During periods of restricted visibility such as fog or heavy rain.
Likewise, what are the navigation light requirements for human powered boats? According to the Collision regulations an operator of a power driven vessel of more than 12 metres in length, and underway, may display, from sunset to sunrise: masthead light (white) forward, sidelights (red – green) and, sternlight (white).
Just so, what lights does a boat need at night?
The operator of a sailboat operating under sails at night shall, from sunset to sunrise, display: sidelights (red - green) and. sternlight (white). If less than 20 meters in length, the three lights may be combined at or near the top of the mast.
What side do you pass a boat on?
Collision rules A boat must always be navigated on the starboard side (right) of a river or channel. Each boat alters course to starboard (right) and passes port to port (left). Always assume this situation exists. A boat approaching from your starboard (right) side has right of way.