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Section 447.5. (Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 362, Sec. 10.)
Cite as: Cal. Harb. & Nav. Code §447.5.

While transiting the VTS area, every vessel described in Sections 445.5 and 447 shall do all of the following:

(a)Maintain continuous radio monitoring or communication with the marine exchange on the radio channel dedicated to the vessel traffic service.

(b)Respond promptly when hailed by the marine exchange.

(c)Communicate with the marine exchange in the English language.

(d)Comply with all VTS measures established by the marine exchange that do not conflict with federal and state statutes or regulations or the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor Safety Plan prepared pursuant to Section 8670.23.1 of the Government Code.

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