The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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Help keep our waterways safe and secure.
Do not approach within 100 yards and slow to minimum speed within 500 yards of any U.S. Naval vessel. If you need to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. Naval vessel for safe passage, you must contact the U.S. Naval vessel or the Coast Guard escort vessel on VHF-FM channel 16.
Observe and avoid all security zones. Avoid commercial port areas, especially those that involve military, cruise-line, or petroleum facilities.
Observe and avoid other restricted areas near dams, power plants, etc.
Do not stop or anchor beneath bridges or in channels.
Keep a sharp eye out for anything out of the ordinary, and report suspicious activities to the closest authority.