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What is color code for navigation lights?

What is color code for navigation lights?

Red/Green/Bicolor Colored lights are always sidelights and the different color indicates the side. Red lights are located portside, and green are starboard. The lights shine from dead ahead to 112.5ยบ aft on either side of the vessel.

What navigation lights must be displayed?

For powered boats less than 39.4 feet, or 12 meters, you need to have the following set of navigation lights. One all-around white light that you can see from 360 degrees and from two miles away; And one pair of red and green sidelights that are visible at 112.5 degrees and from one mile away.

What color is the starboard running light?

green
Sidelights: These red and green lights are called sidelights (also called combination lights) because they are visible to another vessel approaching from the side or head-on. The red light indicates a vessel’s port (left) side; the green indicates a vessel’s starboard (right) side.

What navigation lights should be displayed at night?

Navigation lights at anchor At anchor, the operator of a pleasure craft shall display, from sunset to sunrise, in the fore part, an all-around white light. A powerboat anchored at night must display an all-around white light.

Can you use blue lights on a boat?

No other lights that may be mistaken for required navigation lights may be exhibited. Note: Blue or red flashing lights are restricted to use by law enforcement vessels only.

What do green and white lights on a boat mean?

If a green and a white light are visible, then another craft is approaching you from the port (left) side. In this situation, you are the stand-on craft and should maintain your speed and course. The other craft should take early and substantial action to steer well clear of your craft.

Why do boats use red lights at night?

Your night vision can be impaired by the glare from white lights, making it very difficult to see through the night. Red lighting however, does not affect your eyes’ ability to adapt to the dark, allowing you to light your vessel while ensuring your vision is not compromised and that you can safely navigate.

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