If the vessel is drifting (underway but not making way) the vessel must display sidelights, masthead light and stern light. A vessel of less than 7 meters in length, when at anchor not in or near a narrow channel, fairway or where other vessels normally navigate, is not required to exhibit an all-round white light.
What lights must be shown on a power driven vessel at night?
Power-driven boats must exhibit a forward masthead light, sidelights and a sternlight. Many small boats (such as bow riders and runabouts) typically have a white light affixed to the top of a light pole that can be placed at the stern of the craft.
What lights must power driven vessels?
Remember, power-driven vessels include sailboats operating under engine power. The required lights are: Red and green sidelights visible from a distance of at least two miles away—or if less than 39.4 feet (12 meters) long, at least one mile away—on a dark, clear night.
What determines the navigation lights you are required to display?
The navigation lights you are required to display depend on the following: The size of your boat. Whether your boat is power-driven, human-powered or sail-powered.
What additional lights does a trawler display at night?
Commercial ships trawling should show lights green over white when engaged in trawling at night. All ships should keep clear of fishing ships.
What do three short blasts of a horn mean?
One short blast tells other boaters “I intend to pass you on my left (port) side.” Two short blasts tell other boaters “I intend to pass you on my right (starboard) side.” Three short blasts tell other boaters “I am backing up (operating astern propulsion).”
What lights does a ferry display?
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 do two short blasts of a horn mean?
Two short blasts tell other boaters, “I intend to pass you on my right (starboard) side.”
When should anchor light be on?
Vessels at Anchor
When anchored at night outside a designated anchorage, an all-round light visible for at least 2nm is required. During the day, when anchored outside a designated anchorage, a black anchor ball must be displayed.
What does a blue light on a boat mean?
? 88.11 Law enforcement vessels. (a) Law enforcement vessels may display a flashing blue light when engaged in direct law enforcement or public safety activities. This light must be located so that it does not interfere with the visibility of the vessel’s navigation lights.
When boating at night what does a single white light mean?
Powerboat A: When only a white light is visible, you may be overtaking another vessel. Give way to either side. Powerboat B: You are being overtaken.
What should a kayaker display at night to prevent a collision?
Rowboats (kayakers and canoers) at night
When underway, the operator shall, from sunset to sunrise, display, if practical, sidelights and a sternlight, but if the operator cannot, he/she must have at hand, a flashlight or lighted lantern emitting a white light which must be lit in enough time to prevent a collision.
Which navigation light combinations are you required to display if your boat is being pushed by another vessel?
If your boat is being pushed by another boat you are required to display: Sidelights and sternlight. Two masthead lights (one above the other)
Should you keep your lights on at night?
When you’re home at night
This is a good time to leave the porch light on. It alerts burglars to your presence, particularly if indoor lights are on too. The porch light also acts as a spotlight on the front door.
What is the minimum safe distance to keep from a blue and white dive flag on the water?
60 metres from a dive flag on the surface of the water, or if that is not possible, a safe distance and speed.
What action should you take another powerboat approaches you from the port side?
Port: If a power-driven boat approaches your boat from the port sector, maintain your course and speed with caution. You are the stand-on craft. Starboard: If any vessel approaches your boat from the starboard sector, you must keep out of its way. You are the give-way craft.