Every vessel is required to carry certain items, depending upon the type of vessel and where it operates.
Current Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) for Equipment Carriage Requirements.
- Carriage and use of Personal Flotation Devices:
- Carriage and use of visual distress signals:
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) passed a resolution advising the U.S. Coast Guard to modify certain section of the CFR as it related to non-motorized vessels.