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In addition to adhering to all boating laws, personal watercraft (PWC) operators have requirements specific to their vessel.

  • Everyone on board a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard—approved Type I, II, or III personal flotation device (life jacket).
  • An operator of a PWC equipped with a lanyard-type ignition safety switch must attach the lanyard to his or her person, clothing, or PFD.
Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist