1660-02-03-.07 - NAVIGATION RULES - ADOPTION OF FEDERAL CODE AND REGULATIONS

1660-02-03-.07. NAVIGATION RULES - ADOPTION OF FEDERAL CODE AND REGULATIONS

(1) The State of Tennessee hereby adopts, and incorporates by reference, The Inland Navigation Rules Act of 1980 which appears in 33 CFR Parts 83 - 90. All vessels operating on or using the waters of Tennessee shall be governed by and follow these rules.

(2) Vessels operating in areas designated as "Slow-No wake" shall be governed by the following definitions;

(a) "Slow-No wake" shall be defined as a vessel traveling at or below idle speed, or at such speed that the boat or its wake (waves) is not sufficient to cause possible injury or damage to other persons, boats, or property.

(3) Vessels may not be used, operated, or anchored in such a way that interferes with or blocks vessel traffic in designated channels.

(Original rule certified May 8, 1974. Amendment filed May 27, 1983; effective June 27, 1983. Amendment filed April 16, 1993; effective May 31, 1993. Amendment filed February 28, 1996; effective May 13, 1996. Amendment filed April 10, 2007; effective June 24, 2007. Amendment filed April 4, 2012; effective July 3, 2012.)

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 69-9-209 and 70-1-206.

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