City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.60
Section 16A.60.070

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.60 Rules of the River

Section 16A.60.070 Unlawful and Dangerous Vessel Operations
  1. No person shall operate a vessel upon any waterway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety, rights, or property of another person.

  2. No personal shall operate a vessel in disregard of careful and prudent operation or in any manner that unduly or unreasonably endangers the life, limb, property, or rights of any person.

  3. If a law enforcement officer observes a vessel being used without sufficient lifesaving or fire-fighting devices or in an overloaded or other unsafe condition, and in the officer’s judgment such use creates an especially dangerous condition, the officer may direct the operator to take whatever immediate and reasonable action may be necessary for the safety of those aboard the vessel, including directing the operator to return to mooring and remaining there until the situation creating the especially hazardous condition is corrected or ended.

  4. If the vessel is a for-hire vessel from a boat livery, it shall be the obligation of the lessee to insure proper vessel loading, operations, and that all safety equipment required by this chapter is present.

Date Passed: Monday, April 23, 2018

Effective Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

ORD C35612 Section 4