[NYCkayaker] Fwd: ferry horn blowback

Joao de Souza cyclinglemur@gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 13:59:20 EDT 2013

This rule was pretty much completely ignored until very recently.  I
started taking the East River Ferry in February 2012, and didn't start
hearing the horns until the past month or so.  Not just the ERF, but the
Water Taxi @ Dumbo and Seastreak @ 34th street didn't use their horns
either.  Now I'm starting to hear it quite frequently, but not at 100%
frequency.  Some pilots use them, others don't.

There is a sign at Dumbo saying they must use them whenever departing the
pier.  Don't remember seeing a similar sign at 34th street.

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM, James Lang <jamesdlang@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I believe that it is a requirement to sound the horn when departing from
> the dock.
> One provision in the Inland (only) Rule 34 applies all the time, whether
> in sight of another vessel or not.  That provision requires power-driven
> vessels to signal when leaving a berth or dock.
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