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Old 09-07-2021, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Night Navigation Lights question

Is a commercial tow boat, in a towing operation after dark, on New Hampshire inland waterways, required to display any distinguishing nav lights, stating it's in a towing operation?
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Old 09-07-2021, 07:31 PM   #2
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I would think it needs to lit up as a towboat and tow would on salt. Nav light rules for recreational boats are the same.


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Towboat US runs an orange beacon.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:47 AM   #5
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Yes, this is what I recall. Thank you!

I came across a tow boat in operation Saturday night (10:30 PM) with only standard NAV lights on until we were on top of each other, 200-300 Feet. Then he put on his orange flashing lights. Might have been nice to have known he was a tow boat in operation long before that.

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