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Commercial Vessels

  • Life Jackets (personal flotation devices or PFDs) shall be distributed prior to departure and shall be worn by all passengers while the vessel is underway.
  • Each person over the age of one year shall be considered a passenger and be accommodated in an individual seat, and is required to wear a Personal Flotation Device.
  • All water taxis are required to have installed a VHF radio, duly registered with the Public Utilities Commission, with the capability of contacting the Belize Port Authority by VHF Emergency Channel 16.