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Especially Hazardous Condition is operating a vessel in a condition that causes a hazard to the occupants or to others on the waterways. For any of the following problems, law enforcement officers may instruct the operator to take immediate corrective action or return to mooring.

  • The vessel is overloaded or overpowered.
  • There are insufficient personal flotation devices, fire extinguishers, backfire flame arrestors, ventilation systems, or navigation lights.
  • The vessel is leaking fuel or taking on water.