Georgia Boating Safety Course


ACTIONS FOR OPERATION IN DARKNESS

Overtaking in darkness
Crossing in darkness

POWERBOAT A:

When only a white light is visible, you may be overtaking another vessel. Give way to either side.

 

POWERBOAT A:

When only white and red lights are visible, you are approaching the portleft hand side of a vessel. side of a powerboat. Give way to your starboardright hand side of a vessel. side.

 

POWERBOAT B:

You are being overtaken. Stand on.

POWERBOAT B:

When only white and green lights are visible, you are approaching the starboard side of a powerboat. Stand on.

Approaching head on in darkness
Approaching a sail boat head-on in darkness

POWERBOAT A:

When white, red and green lights are visible, you are approaching a powerboat head-on. Give way to your starboard side.

 

POWERBOAT A:

When only red and green lights are visible, you are approaching a sailboat head-on. Give way to your starboard side.

 

POWERBOAT B:

When white, red and green lights are visible, you are approaching a powerboat head-on. Give way to your starboard side.

 

SAILBOAT B:

When white, red and green lights are visible, you are approaching a powerboat head-on. Stand on.

 
Approaching port of a sail boat in darkness
Approaching starboard of a sailboat in darkness

POWERBOAT A:

When only a red light is visible, you are approaching the port side of a sailboat. Give way to your starboard side.

POWERBOAT A:

When only a green light is visible, you are approaching the starboard side of a sailboat. Give way to your port side.

 

SAILBOAT B:

When white and green lights are visible, you are approaching the starboard side of a powerboat. Stand on.

SAILBOAT B:

When white and red lights are visible, you are approaching the port side of a powerboat. Stand on.