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PWC staying a safe distance from another vessel

In addition to the previous examples of reckless or negligent 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.