U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 12, 2020
(a)(1) The minimum number of life buoys and the minimum number to which water lights must be attached must be in accordance with the following table:
|Length of vessel||Minimum number of buoys||Minimum number of buoys with waterlights attached|
|100 feet to less than 200 ft||4||2|
|200 feet to less than 300 ft||6||2|
|300 feet to less than 400 ft||12||4|
|400 feet to less than 600 ft||18||9|
(2) One lifebuoy on each side of a vessel must have an attached line at least 15 fathoms in length.
(b) All lifebuoys must be placed where they are readily accessible. They must be capable of being readily cast loose.
(2) Each water light must be approved under subpart 161.010 of this chapter.