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What boaters need to know for Riverbend 2017

What Boaters Need To Know For Riverbend 2017

Security on the water for the festival is coordinated between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Nashville. (Image: WTVC)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

The stage is set[1] for Riverbend 2017. And just like every year, many boaters will enjoy the view of the festival from the Tennessee River. And also just like every year, they need to be aware of the rules and regulations for riding out the festival on the water.

Security on the water for the festival is coordinated between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Nashville.

Among the major rules:

  • Boaters must use navigational lights and anchor lights
  • All vessels are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher
  • All vessels must have at least one wearable USCG-approved life jacket per person
  • Blood-alcohol content regulations — 0.08 percent or higher — apply to boaters and drivers

Before you enjoy Riverbend 2017 from the water, take some time to read this handbook below:

Depend on us for continuing coverage of the 2017 Riverbend Festival.

References

  1. ^ stage is set (newschannel9.com)

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