(a) No operator of
a vessel under power shall allow any person to be on a decked-over bow of such
vessel while underway unless the bow of the vessel is equipped with a handrail
that encompasses the bow, and all persons on the bow are inward of such
handrail. On vessels under power with open bows not decked-over, no operator
shall allow any person to sit or stand on the gunwale at the bow of such vessel
while underway. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons in
or on the bow of vessels engaged in anchoring, mooring, or docking activities
and proceeding at dead slow speed.
(b) No operator of a vessel under power shall
allow any person in or on the bow of such vessel to hang any portion of the
body beyond the handrail or outside the vessel over the top of the gunwale
while underway, except when proceeding at dead slow speed.
Conn. Agencies Regs.
Effective August 25,