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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Chapter 430. Watercraft: Safety Equipment Requirements
1/22/2020

4VAC15-430-80. Visual Distress Signals Required.

A. It shall be unlawful to use a vessel 16 feet or more in length or any boat carrying six or less passengers for consideration on the coastal waters as defined in 4VAC15-430-20 unless visual distress signals selected from the list in 4VAC15-430-120 or the alternatives in 4VAC15-430-130, in the number required, are on board. Devices suitable for day use and devices suitable for night use, or devices suitable for both day and night use, must be carried.

B. Between sunset and sunrise, it shall be unlawful to use a vessel less than 16 feet in length on the coastal waters unless visual distress signals suitable for night use, selected from the list in 4VAC15-430-120 or 4VAC15-430-130, in the number required, are on board.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 05, eff. January 1, 2003.

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