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PWC Towed 100 Feet Behind a Vessel

In addition to the previous examples of illegal and reckless operation, Mississippi Ordinance No. 16.003 states that on marine waters south of Interstate Highway 10 (I-10), it is illegal for vessel operators to:

  • Operate at an excessive speed within 100 feet of another occupied vessel except in a crossing situation or when overtaking in accordance with the navigation rules.
  • Jump, or attempt to jump, the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of that vessel.
  • Follow within 100 feet of a water-skier.
  • Create a potentially damaging wake within 100 feet of:
    • Harbors, public marinas, or anywhere else vessels are typically docked or…
    • Any public boat launching ramp facility.
  • Operate the vessel with passengers positioned such that they block the operator’s view of other waterway traffic or of persons and objects in the water.
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