2013 ORS § 830.450¹
Equipment requirements
  • rules

The State Marine Board shall establish by rule the equipment that a charter boat must carry to operate in this state. The board shall consider requiring a charter boat to carry the following types of equipment:

(1) If the charter boat operates on navigable waters of the United States not more than 20 miles from the nearest port:

(a) First-aid kit.

(b) Automatic bilge warning light or bell for high water condition, audible or visible from each steering station.

(c) Depth finder.

(d) Life jackets.

(e) Light and smoke flares.

(f) VHF radio with frequencies appropriate to contact the United States Coast Guard.

(g) Power-operated bilge pumps.

(h) Running lights.

(i) Anchor and anchor chain or line.

(j) Displayed ocean class United States Coast Guard operators license.

(k) Engine room space ventilation system and blower system.

(L) Fire extinguishers.

(m) Magnetic compass.

(n) Bailing buckets or hand-operated bilge pump.

(o) Installed electronic position fixing device or radar navigational equipment.

(p) Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacon device (EPIRB).

(q) Life ring.

(2) If the charter boat operates on navigable waters of the United States more than 20 miles from the nearest port, in addition to the equipment specified in subsection (1) of this section:

(a) Life raft or unsinkable shore boat.

(b) Navigational charts for the area in which the charter boat is operating.

(c) Water lights.

(3) If the charter boat operates on state waters:

(a) First-aid kit.

(b) Automatic bilge warning light or bell for high water condition, audible or visible from each steering station.

(c) Depth finder.

(d) Life jackets.

(e) Light and smoke flares.

(f) Power-operated bilge pumps.

(g) Running lights.

(h) Anchor and anchor chain or line.

(i) Engine room space ventilation system and blower system.

(j) Fire extinguishers.

(k) Magnetic compass.

(L) Bailing buckets or hand-operated bilge pump.

(m) Life ring. [1989 c.885 §5; 2013 c.146 §7]