10-40-190  Assistance for fouled vessel.
   If any vessel, craft, or float, either by winding or from any other cause, shall get foul and obstruct the navigation or passage of other vessels, craft, or floats, the commissioner of transportation shall have power and is hereby authorized to order to his assistance men and tackle from any other vessel, craft, or float. The commissioner of transportation shall have power and is hereby authorized to order to his assistance any tugboat or other powerboat that may be in the vicinity or passing at the time. Every master or officer of such boat, craft, or tug shall render the assistance so ordered, and any vessel, craft, or float receiving such assistance shall pay to the person or persons rendering the same the cost or expense of such assistance, the amount thereof to be fixed by the commissioner of transportation.
   Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00 for the first offense, and not more than $75.00 for each subsequent offense.
(Prior code § 38-23; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-91, p. 10832)