1501:47-2-30 Anchored vessels and vessels aground.

(A) A vessel at anchor shall exhibit where it can best be seen:

(1) In the fore part, an all-round white light or one ball.

(2) At or near the stern and at a lower level than the light prescribed in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, an all-round white light.

(B) A vessel of less than fifty meters in length may exhibit an all-round white light where it can best be seen instead of the lights prescribed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) A vessel at anchor may, and a vessel of one hundred meters or more in length shall, also use the available working or equivalent lights to illuminate its decks.

(D) A vessel aground shall exhibit the lights prescribed in paragraph (A) or (B) of this rule and in addition, if practicable, where they can best be seen:

(1) Two all-round red lights in a vertical line.

(2) Three balls in a vertical line.

(E) A vessel of less than seven meters in length, when at anchor, not in or near a narrow channel, fairway, anchorage, or where other vessels normally navigate, shall not be required to exhibit the lights or shape prescribed in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule.

(F) A vessel of less than twelve meters in length when aground shall not be required to exhibit the lights or shapes prescribed in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule.

(G) A vessel of less than twenty meters in length, when at anchor in a special anchorage area designated by the secretary or by this state or any of its political subdivisions, shall not be required to exhibit the anchor lights and shapes required by this rule.

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; 8-18-91
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1547.52