NRS 488.257
“Mooring buoy” defined

  • requirements for colors and lights.


As used in NRS 488.257 to 488.285, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “mooring buoy” means a float:


Which is anchored to the bed of a body of water; and


To which a vessel is fastened through the use of cables, lines, ropes or anchors for the purpose of maintaining the vessel in a stationary position in the water.


A mooring buoy must be white in color and have a horizontal blue band around the circumference of the buoy which is at least 3 inches in width and centered midway between the top of the buoy and the waterline.


A mooring buoy which is placed within an area other than an area designated by the Commission as an anchoring or mooring area pursuant to the provisions of NRS 488.265 must display a quick flashing white light between sunset and sunrise. If a vessel is moored to such a buoy, only the vessel must display between sunset and sunrise a white light clearly visible in all directions.

Source: Section 488.257 — “Mooring buoy” defined; requirements for colors and lights., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-488.­html#NRS488Sec257.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 488.257’s source at nv​.us