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Required Equipment Aboard Vessels
(For Personal Watercraft requirements - see page 62)

Life Jackets
Every vessel including canoes, kayaks and row boats operated in
NYS must have on board one USCG approved wearable life jacket
for each person aboard. In addition, vessels 16 feet and greater in
length except canoes and kayaks are required to have a USCG
approved type IV throwable flotation aid. In order for any life jacket
to be considered properly worn, any straps or zippers must be tied
or zipped. Life jackets must be readily accessible. Meaning they
must be reachable quickly in an emergency. Never store life jackets
in plastic bags or under lock and key while under way. Life jackets
must also be serviceable and of appropriate size for the wearer. A
serviceable life jacket is free from tears, rot and punctures. In addition all fasteners must be attached and functional. Avoid if possible
storing life jackets in direct sunlight, a wet environment and sitting
on life jackets as this will accelerate wear and damage.
Who must wear a life jacket!!!
* Children under the age of 12 aboard pleasure vessels less than
65 feet in length, canoes, kayaks or rowboats unless in a
totally enclosed cabin
* Everyone being towed (wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, etc.)
* Everyone aboard pleasure vessels less than 21 feet in length,
including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks, while underway
between November 1st and May 1st
* Everyone aboard a Personal Watercraft

Types of Life Jackets
As of October 22, 2014 the USCG will
no longer require that life jackets use Type
Coding - Type l, Type ll, etc. - for life jackets.
However, manufacturers will continue to use
these codes until newer labels are designed
and approved. Current life jackets that have Type I Life Jacket
Type l-V coding on their labels will be legal to
sell and wear for the useful life of the jacket. A Type I Life Jacket, or
Off-Shore Life Jacket, provides the most buoyancy. It is effective
for all waters, especially those which may be open, rough, remote, or
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