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§ 4211. Diving or submerging in body of water--Use of buoys--Operating vessel in diving area

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 72. Boating Safety
Oklahoma Boating Safety Regulation Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 4211
§ 4211. Diving or submerging in body of water--Use of buoys--Operating vessel in diving area
A. Any person diving or submerging in a body of water with the aid of any mechanical diving or breathing device or suit shall place a buoy with a flag in the water at or near the point of submergence or fly a flag from a vessel indicating divers are present, in the following manner:
1. Either the nationally recognized diver's flag or Alpha flag may be flown;
2. When flown from a vessel, at least one flag shall be flown not less than one (1) meter above the highest point of the vessel and shall be visible from a three-hundred-sixty-degree circle;
3. The buoy, flag or flags shall be in place only while actual diving operations are in progress;
4. No diving buoys may be closer than one hundred (100) yards to any functional boat ramp; and
5. The flag or flags shall be in good condition and legible, and the flag shall be in the extended position so as to be visible to any other vessel.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vessel within one hundred fifty (150) feet of a diving buoy except while engaged in the rescue of a person in such area.

Credits

Laws 1989, c. 346, § 63, emerg. eff. June 3, 1989; Laws 1992, c. 284, § 51, eff. Jan. 1, 1993; Laws 1999, c. 9, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 4211, OK ST T. 63 § 4211
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 29 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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