(a) Towing of a person by a vessel is permitted only in designated waters and under conditions specified by the Superintendent in accordance with sections 1.5 and 1.7 of this chapter. (c) Where towing is planned, the following conditions shall apply: However, these activities should not be taken lightly and require knowledge of towing rules and safety by the driver, observer and towed person(s). 6. No person shall operate a motorized vessel equipped with a tow rope of 20 feet or less when towing a person. If you are towing your ship near other people, stay free and do not follow them. This is a dangerous practice, especially if the skier or wakeboarder falls. Towing rules are set by the state`s maritime authorities and are mostly uniform throughout Australia. Tug: (3) A towed person shall be equipped with a PFD I, II, III or V approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. (2) In addition to the operator of the vessel, a person who is at least 12 years of age shall be present to observe the actions of the person being towed. 5.
The operation of a ship which is unable to identify the person or persons to be carried, towed alongside the operator and observer, shall be prohibited. (b) The towing of a person by parachute, hang glider or other airborne equipment is authorized only in accordance with an authorization granted by the Superintendent under subsection 1.6 of this chapter. 4. No towed person shall commit any act that endangers or is likely to endanger a person or damage property. (1) Towing is permitted only between sunrise and sunset.