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Fig. 3: Navigation lights on unpowered vessels less than 23 feet long
To prevent a collision, vessel operators should never leave shore without a flashlight. Even if you plan to return before dark, unforeseen developments might delay your return past nightfall.

If less than 23.0 feet (7 meters) long, these vessels should:

  • If practical, exhibit the same lights as required for unpowered vessels less than 65.6 feet in length.
  • If not practical, have on hand at least one lantern or flashlight shining a white light as shown in Figure 3.