May 01, 2007
Not To Be Overlooked: Sound Devices
The United States Coast Guard requires that a sound producing device, such as an air horn, be carried onboard as part of the boat’s basic safety equipment.
The navigation rules require sound signals be made under certain circumstances. Meeting, crossing, and overtaking situations are examples of when sound signals are required. Additional, recreational vessels are required to sound signal during period of reduced visibility.
Any vessel less than 39.4 feet must carry a whistle or horn or some other means to make an efficient sound signal to signal your intentions or to signal your position in fog or at night.
Posted by ribcraftusa at May 1, 2007 09:50 AMBack To Index