(1) Boats operating
on sole state waters shall not exceed designed seating capacity unless
certified by a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Certificate of Inspection, the
National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), or the Society of Marine
Surveyors (SAMS). The seating capacity includes the total number of passengers
Each boat shall carry
on board an approved first aid kit.
aid kits shall be in accordance with Title 46 CFR 160.054
as established on
(b) Kits must be stored
in a waterproof container and clearly marked as "First-Aid Kit".
Each boat must possess and
have readily available one USCG approved personal flotation device of the
appropriate type and size for each passenger and crew.
(a) Each boat carrying five or more
passengers shall have one spare personal flotation device.
On river sections rated as Class III or
higher on a commonly accepted scale of river difficulty, all employees and
passengers are required to wear a properly secured personal flotation device.
The personal flotation device must;
approved for use on whitewater rivers per the label.
(B) Not be an inflatable personal flotation
device, regardless of rating type.
(4) Each boat shall have on board and
immediately available one USCG approved throwable life ring buoy. A throw bag
with 40 feet of line may be carried in lieu of this requirement.
(5) Each boat shall have on board at least
one paddle or oar.
shall have on board an adequate power bilge pump and a bailing bucket or manual
bilge pump. Bilge pumps shall be in accordance with Title
as established on
(7) Each boat shall
have on board no less than one fire extinguisher in each operating station,
machinery space, accommodation space and galley, pantry or concession per the
CFR 25.30-20 as established on
Each boat shall
carry a communication device capable of sending an emergency distress signal.
(a) The device shall be appropriate for the
area of operation.
devices include but are not limited to:
Personal Locator Beacon (PLB);
(C) Marine VHF
(9) Each boat shall be equipped with a
suitable magnetic compass designed for marine use.
All closed compartments containing
personal flotation devices, first aid kits, emergency communication devices and
fire extinguishers shall be clearly labeled with their content, as follows:
(a) One (1) inch high block letters
indicating what the closed compartment contains;
(b) Be of a color that will contrast with the
color of the background; and
clearly visible and legible.
(11) Each boat shall be equipped with a sound
signaling appliance. The appliance shall be a horn, bell or whistle capable of
making an efficient sound.