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Vessel operators must make sure that their vessels are equipped with the proper navigation lights and use the lights during these conditions:

  • When away from the dock between sunset and sunrise
  • Whenever the weather reduces visibility

The different types of navigation lights are described in this unit. No other lights that may be mistaken for required navigation lights may be exhibited.

The required navigation lights differ depending on the type and size of your vessel. The common lighting configurations for recreational vessels are discussed in the previous unit. For other configurations and requirements for larger vessels, see the USCG's Navigation Rules.