Lights Required for Unpowered Vessels Less Than 23 Feet When Underway
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.