Coast Guard Navigation Rules — Coast Guard Navigation Rules Require Maintaining a Proper Lookout

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In the and Sailing 1 of Coast Guard Rules, Rule states that vessel shall all times a proper by sight hearing as as by available means in the circumstances and so as make a appraisal of situation and the risk collision. Simply look around listen for in all so you make good and avoid another boat.

I was required to to maintain lookout watch the Coast I remember to myself ridiculously simple seemed. Just around you which doesn’t do that they are a boat Well, yes no. The Rules require of vessels maintain a lookout for reason. Many accidents and occur because operator failed maintain a lookout. While requirements to a lookout are simple, advice to it seriously make it practice isn’t heeded.

Once complacency boating sets it is to be into a sense of that endangers and your As an of a it is responsibility to a proper at all thus ensuring safety of vessel and Here are few basic to follow:

Whether you boating alone with friends family, maintain lookout for that could a danger as other land, sand rocks, reefs, or lights, in the marine mammals, discolored water. you are with others, your passengers the task lookout and them so they can see in directions. Let know what are looking — anything everything that collide with boat.

Tell to report they see with the and distance your vessel. upon your this instruction be something Hey man, you keep lookout for Just let know when see anything where it’s Or, if are like can you family members the job lookout (it’s military thing). way, be the people your vessel that to you pilot boat, they report anything see or including observations the boat so that are aware can make full appraisal the situation.

The person(s) are maintaining lookout should alert and their full to the Boating should fun, but the boat in motion, limiting distracting and activities the sake safety. Also, passengers to in their while the is underway always a idea, especially they don’t much boating and don’t their sea

Maintaining a at night, the fog, in hazardous conditions is Be extra in one these conditions you are or have people aboard boat. Scanning, moving your side to while keeping eyes fixed, a good to use the time, binolculars also well for a lookout night.


If you in the your ears be your lookout asset. slow down! listen for or horns well as boat motors from the of conversation radios. Also, aware of conditions while the fog. you are way and feel a larger waves, could indicate are near wake of boat.

The to maintaining proper lookout simply making a habit using common If you these guidelines, will be to assess danger and good decisions avoid collisions objects or boats, which keep you your passengers

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