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PWC riding too close to another vessel

In Maryland, these PWC restrictions also apply.

  • On all Maryland state waters, a PWC may not be operated at greater than 6 knots (6.9 miles per hour) within 100 feet of any shore, wharf, pier, bridge structure, abutment, or persons in the water.
  • On Maryland state waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a PWC may not be operated within 300 feet of persons in the water or surf fishermen.
  • A PWC may not be operated at greater than 6 knots (6.9 miles per hour) within 100 feet of another vessel except in a crossing or overtaking situation in accordance with the navigation rules.
  • A PWC may not be operated at greater than “minimum wake speed” on Maryland state waters less than 18 inches deep, except when required to maintain speed in a crossing or overtaking situation.