12.11.315    LIGHTS

(1) Lights required on motorboats or vessels on waters of this state:

(a) in operation between sunset and sunrise;

(i) motorboats and sail power auxiliary boats less than 26 feet;

(A) display one white light aft on rear of vessel to show all around the horizon 32 pts. (360 E ) higher than the bow light visible for two miles;

(B) a combination red-green light or separate lights on the forepart of the boat showing green to starboard (right side) and red to port 10 pts. (112.5 E ) visible for one mile;

(ii) motorboats and sail power auxiliary boats 26 feet to not more than 65 feet;

(A) same as (A) above;

(B) same as (B) above except red and green lights must be separate lights with screens to prevent being seen across the bow;

(C) a white light as far forward as practicable to show

an unbroken light of 20 pts. (225 E ) visible for two miles;

(iii) sailboats (sail alone) ;

(A) white light aft showing 12 pts. (135 E ) visible for two miles;

(B) red and green lights forward same as motorboats under 26 feet;

(b) lights for use when anchored:

(i) power boats under 65 feet and all sailing vessels at anchor must display anchor lights except those in special anchorage areas (an anchor light is a white light visible to a boat approaching from any direction and is displayed in the forepart of the vessel) ;

(ii) rowing boats whether under oars or sail shall have ready at hand a lantern showing a white light which shall be temporarily exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.

History: 23-2-521, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 23-2-521, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1063, Eff. 3/28/80; TRANS, from ARM 12.6.704, 2001 MAR p. 18, Eff. 1/12/01.