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Re: Anchor light
Here is a another court case; this about anchor lights.
Collision - Breach of Collision Regulations – Offence – Due Diligence
R. v. Bridle, 2008 BCPC 52,
This case arose out of a collision at night between two pleasure craft, one of which was at anchor. At the time of the collision the anchored vessel was not displaying the all-round white light required by the Collision Regulations. The accused was the owner/operator of the anchored vessel. The accused said that he only learned the anchor light was not working the night of the collision and attempted but was not able to repair it. He left an interior bathroom light illuminated in place of an anchor light. The Court found that the accused had not used due diligence in that the accused could have returned to a dock rather than stay anchored without a proper light. The accused was convicted.
Full text - CanLII - 2008 BCPC 52 (CanLII)
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