Pushing Over 50 Metres

Please note that it would be perfectly legal for an under-50 metre power boat to display the lights shown below.

However, the lights below are legal for an over-50 metre boat and are based on the pushing boat having two masthead lights forward, extra masthead light abaft and higher than the forward ones, port and starboard sidelights, and sternlight.

The boat being pushed just has port and starboard sidelights and sternlight.

Please note that the “Over 50 metres” phrase refers to the length of the pushing vessel.

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Pushing ahead vessel, 50 metres or more engaged in pushing ahead, bow view

Pushing ahead vessel, 50 metres or more engaged in pushing ahead, port view. Note that the LHS port side light is from the vessel being pushed.

Pushing ahead vessel, 50 metres or more engaged in pushing ahead, stern view

Memory Aids - you can “PUSH” on through this page as its really pretty much the same as the two vessels (save for the lack of white on the pushed vessel!).

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