(j) Notwithstanding paragraph (c) of this Regulation, a motorized vessel navigating on the rivers of the West (except below the Huey P. Long Bridge at Mile 106.1 above the Mississippi Pass) and in waters designated by the Secretary shall have a motorized vessel when moving forward or towing, except where paragraph (b) of these Regulations applies: (a) A powerboat shall, when towed aft: Every person driving or driving shall wear a USCG Type I, II, III or V lifejacket. It is necessary to have a USCG approved fire extinguisher on board in the storage compartment. It is also necessary to have another person on board to watch while someone is being pulled on skis. (b) Rear tractors must be equipped with adequate safety measures, such as: towing drills with crossbars to prevent the machinery from being out of service if the towing goes out of line. The personal watercraft should not be operated in such a way that the operator must take evasive measures at the last possible moment to avoid a collision. In addition, a personal watercraft operator should not jump recklessly or unnecessarily near the vessel. It is illegal to hunt, harass or disturb wildlife with your personal watercraft. (c) A powerboat shall, when pushing or towing beside it, except as prescribed in paragraphs (b) and (i) of these Regulations, have: If you are towing a skier with a personal watercraft, the personal watercraft must be designed for at least three people – the driver, the observer and the skier picked up. The operator of a boat towing a skier must carry a red or orange ski flag if: A fallen skier is in the water.
A skier is in the water preparing to ski. (b) Tugs 65 feet or less in length may meet the requirements set out in 33 CFR 183.810 or paragraph (a) of this section. (a) A tug shall be equipped with independent and independent vital auxiliary auxiliaries; For the purposes of this section, essential auxiliaries are the equipment necessary for the operation of the propulsion engine and include fuel pumps, lubricating oil pumps and cooling water pumps. In the event of a failure or malfunction of a single vital auxiliary engine, the propulsion engine shall continue to provide sufficient propulsion to maintain control of towing. This Part contains requirements for the design, installation and operation of primary and auxiliary machinery and electrical systems and equipment of tugs. (i) If, for a reasonable reason, it is not possible for a ship which does not normally carry out towing operations to install the lights prescribed in subparagraphs (a), (c) or (j) of this Regulation, that ship shall not be required to install such lights when towing another ship in distress or otherwise requiring assistance. All possible measures shall be taken to indicate the nature of the relationship between the tug and the vessel to be supported. The headlamp approved in accordance with regulation 36 (§ 83.36) may be used to illuminate the tow tank. (m) In the event of a power failure, the electric motors used to maintain propulsion and steering shall be automatically restored when power is restored, unless remote start is provided at the driver`s position. 2.
Fuel filters shall be replaced in accordance with the shipbuilder`s requirements or, where applicable, the ship`s TSMS. (c) If the ship is carrying tankers carrying oil or dangerous goods in bulk, it shall meet either the requirements described in articles 143.585 to 143.595 or those described in paragraph 143.600. (a) Applicability. This Division applies to tugs that are not exempt vessels within the meaning of section 136.110 of this subchapter and that were constructed after January 18, 2000. With the exception of outboard engines or portable bilge or fire pumps, each fuel system shall comply with this clause. (c) bleed hoses for integrated fuel tanks. Each integrated fuel tank must be equipped with a vent connected to the highest point of the tank, discharged on an air deck by a 180-degree turn, and equipped with a 30 x 30 mesh corrosion-resistant flame arrester. The vents of two or more fuel tanks can be combined into a single system that discharges on an air deck. The net cross-section of the tank vent pipe shall be at least 312.3 square metres (0.484 square inches) for each gravely filled tank. The cross-section of the vent pipe or the sum of the vent surfaces when using several vents shall not be less than the cross-section of the filling pipe for each tank filled with pump pressure. Surfing, parasailing, kite boarding – we love our water activities in Florida! But when it comes to jet skis, it`s important to remember that they`re considered a ship, and as such, there are rules that need to be followed.