ORS 830.450¹
Equipment requirements

No person shall operate a vessel to engage in activities for which an ocean charter vessel license is required unless all equipment required pursuant to this section is on board the vessel and in proper working order. In establishing equipment requirements, the State Marine Board shall consider recommendations from charter boat associations. The board shall consider requiring the following types of equipment:

(1) If the vessel operates 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 operator’s 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) Loran C or radar navigational equipment.

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

(q) Life ring.

(2) If the vessel operates more than 20 miles from the nearest port, in addition to the equipment specified in subsection (1) of this section, the board shall consider requiring the following types of equipment:

(a) Single sideband radio.

(b) Life raft or unsinkable shore boat.

(c) Navigational charts for the area in which the vessel is operating.

(d) Water lights. [1989 c.885 §5]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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