Especially Hazardous Conditions
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.