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People swimming in the area designated for swimming

Rhode Island law provides regulations that apply to all vessel operators boating on Rhode Island waters.

  • The failure to exercise the care necessary to prevent the endangerment of life, limb, or property of any other person is illegal.
  • It is illegal to operate a vessel within any marked restricted areas such as swimming areas.
  • It is illegal to enter any posted exclusionary zones.
  • You may not dock or secure your vessel to a pier, wharf, or any other shore structure without the consent of the owner of the structure except in the case of an emergency.
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