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Delaware law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Especially Hazardous Conditions is operating a vessel in a condition that causes a hazard to the occupants or others on the waterways. Officers may instruct the operator to return to the nearest mooring for any of the following problems.

  • There are insufficient personal flotation devices, fire extinguishers, backfire flame arrestors, ventilation ducts, or navigation lights.
  • The vessel is overloaded or overpowered.
  • The vessel is leaking fuel or accumulating fuel or water in the bilges.
  • Any other condition exists that is deemed hazardous by the officer.