§ 573.16  Regulation of Vessels; Enforcement
   In addition to the regulations set forth in Sections 573.08 to 573.42 and 573.99, the Director of Port Control is hereby authorized to adopt regulations not in conflict with law or ordinance for the operation of vessels within the harbor, as the same is defined and described in Section 573.07. As used in this section “vessels” includes every description of water craft, including non-displacement craft and seaplanes, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation. Regulations shall provide, among others, for the safe speed of operation, proper use of the mooring and landing facilities and for the conduct of persons using the harbor for commercial shipping, recreation, fishing, water sports and other aquatic events. Regulations shall also provide for prohibition of mooring in Safety Zones established by the U.S. Coast Guard, unless partial waivers are provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. No such regulation shall permit the operation of any such craft in a negligent manner or at an excessive speed except in cases of fire or extreme emergency, nor permit the operation within the harbor of vessels which do not meet the equipment requirements of the United States Coast Guard. As used in this section, “operation in a negligent manner” means operating so as to endanger life, limb, or property. Within the limits of the Cuyahoga River, “excessive speed” means a speed greater than six (6) miles per hour or a speed of six (6) mph or less at which the vessel produces a wake capable of endangering life, limb or property. Regulations shall have the force and effect of ordinances until amended or rescinded by the Director or disapproved by ordinance of Council or in conflict therewith. Violations of such regulations shall be subject to the penalties provided in Section 573.99. Such regulations so adopted and published shall be enforced by the Director of Port Control, the Commissioner of Harbors, the Harbor Master or the person in the Division of Harbor designated by any of them for such purpose, or the Chief of Police pursuant to Section 481.03 of the Traffic Code, or by any police officer acting at the direction of any of the above described officials.
(Ord. No. 1348-90. Passed 8-23-90, eff. 8-31-90)