Pushing Under 50 Metres

Please note that it would be perfectly legal for an under-50 metre power boat to display the same lights as an “over-50 metre”.  (These can be seen on the following pages).

However, the lights below are legal for an under-50 metre boat and are based on the pushing boat having two masthead light, port and starboard sidelights, and sternlight.

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

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

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Pushing ahead vessel, less than 50 metres engaged in pushing ahead, bow view

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

Pushing ahead vessel, less than 50 metres 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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