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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 420. Watercraft: Navigation Lights and Shapes

4VAC15-420-90. Pilot vessels.

A. A vessel engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit:

1. At or near the masthead, two all-round lights in a vertical line, the upper being white and the lower red;

2. When underway, in addition, sidelights and a sternlight; and

3. When at anchor, in addition to the lights prescribed in subdivision 1 of this subsection, the anchor light, lights, or shape prescribed in 4VAC15-420-100 for anchored vessels.

B. A pilot vessel when not engaged on pilotage duty shall exhibit the lights or shapes prescribed for a vessel of its length.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-501, 29.1-502, 29.1-701, and 29.1-735 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2003.

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