N.Y. Navigation Law Section 42
Searchlights

  • unlawful to flash

Any licensed master, pilot, joint pilot and engineer or operator, who shall flash or cause to be flashed, the rays of a searchlight into the pilot house or into the eyes of the master, pilot, or operator of an approaching vessel shall be liable to have his license revoked. Any person committing such act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as set forth in § 73-B (Misdemeanors)section seventy-three-b of this article. Searchlights shall not be known as navigating lights.

Source: Section 42 — Searchlights; unlawful to flash, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/42 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

40
Equipment
40‑A
Manufacture and sale of outboard motors
40‑B
Sale and use of tributyltin paint
41
Pilot rules
42
Searchlights
42‑A
Tow-chains
43
Lights to be displayed
43‑A
Use of digital billboards
44
Noise levels on pleasure vessels
45
Reckless operation of a vessel
45‑A
Beaching a disabled water craft
45‑AA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Canandaigua lake
45‑AAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Irondequoit bay
45‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Greenwood Lake
45‑AAAA*2
Special provisions relating to speed on Sodus Bay
45‑AAAAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Lake Alice
45‑AAAAAA
Special provisions relating to noise and speed on Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake
45‑AAAAAA*2
Special provisions relating to reckless operation, noise and speed on the Fulton Chain of Lakes
45‑B
Regulation of beaches
45‑C
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on Conesus lake
45‑CC
Reckless operation and speed on the canal system
45‑D
Special provisions relating to speed at Crooke’s Point in Great Kills Harbor
46
Vessel regulation zone
46‑A
Regulations of vessels
46‑AA
Special provisions relating to speed on lakes in Chautauqua county
46‑AAA
Special provisions relating to reckless operation and speed on certain lakes in Hamilton county
46‑AAAA
Special provisions relating to speed on Cuba lake
46‑B
Special provisions relating to speed on Saratoga lake
47
Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting
47‑A
Accidents
47‑B
Report to the commissioner required upon accident
48
Negligence in use or operation of vessel attributable to owner
49
Operator
49‑A
Operation of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
49‑B
Operating a vessel after having consumed alcohol
49‑C
Termination of unsafe operation

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 42’s source at nysenate​.gov

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