1501:47-2-23 Power-driven vessels underway.

(A) A power-driven vessel underway shall exhibit:

(1) A masthead light forward; except that a vessel of less than twenty meters in length need not exhibit this light forward of amidships but shall exhibit it as far forward as is practicable.

(2) A second masthead light abaft of and higher than the forward one; except that a vessel of less than fifty meters in length shall not be obliged to exhibit such light but may do so.

(3) Sidelights.

(4) A sternlight.

(B) An air-cushion vessel when operating in the nondisplacement mode shall, in addition to the lights prescribed in paragraph (A) of this rule, exhibit an all-round flashing yellow light where it can best be seen.

(C) A power-driven vessel of less than twelve meters in length may, in lieu of the lights prescribed in paragraph (A) of this rule, exhibit an all-round white light and sidelights.

(D) A power-driven vessel when operating on the great lakes may carry an all-round white light in lieu of the second masthead light and sternlight prescribed in paragraph (A) of this rule. The light shall be carried in the position of the second masthead light and be visible at the same minimum range.

No person shall operate or permit to be operated, any vessel on the waters in this state, in violation of this rule.

Eff 6-11-90 (Emer.); 8-24-90
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1547.52