There are many pamphlets, prepared by the Coast Guard, A - 13 INSURANCE
available to you. These pamphlets explain “Rules of the
Road,” signal lights, buoys, safety, international and in- In most states, the boat owner is legally responsible for
land regulations and other information which goes be- damages or injuries he or she causes, even if someone
yond the scope of this manual. For more information con- else is operating the boat at the time of the accident.
tact your local U.S. Coast Guard Unit or call the Coast Common sense dictates that you carry adequate per-
Guard Boating Safety Hotline at 1-800-368-5647.
sonal liability and property damage insurance on your
boat, just as you would on an automobile. You should
physical damage or theft.
A - 12 BOAT OWNER REGISTRATION
Federal and state laws require that every boat equipped
with propulsion machinery of any type must be registered A - 14 ACCIDENT REPORTING
in the primary state of usage. Registration numbers and
validation stickers must be displayed on the boat accord- The operator of the boat is responsible for filing a report
ing to regulations. In most states, this means registration with the appropriate authorities. In general, reports are
with the designated state agency. In a few jurisdictions, necessary for accidents involving loss of life, injury, or
the Coast Guard retains registration authority.Your dealer damage over $500. In the case of accidents with report-
will either supply registration forms or tell you where they able injuries or death, a formal report is required within
may be obtained. The registration agency will issue you a 48 hours. If only property damage is involved, a report
certificate that must be carried on board when the boat is must be made within ten days.The 1971 Boating Safety
in use. Some states require additional registration when Act may impose a $1,000 civil fine for people who fail to
an out of state boat is used within their boundaries.
submit a boating accident report. Ask your insurance
agent for more information.
Your boat has a hull identification number on the star-
board side of the hull. Figure A1 shows a typical identifi- If you see a distress signal, you must assume it is a real
cation number. Use this hull identification number for reg- emergency and render assistance immediately. The
istration and to identify your boat for warranty service.
master or person in charge of a boat is obligated by law
to provide assistance to any individual in danger at sea.
However, you should not put your boat or crew in a dan-
of your boat. The 1971 Boating Safety Act grants pro-
tection to a Good Samaritan boater offering good faith
assistance, and absolves a boater from any civil liability
arising from assistance given.
A - 15 DISCHARGE OF OIL
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act prohibits the
discharge of oil waste into or upon the navigable waters
of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone
if such discharge causes a film or sheen upon or a dis-
coloration of the surface of the water or causes a sludge
or emulsion beneath the surface of the water. Violators
are subject to a penalty of $5,000.
Figure A1: HIN
Funship™ Owner’s Manual
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