Auxiliary: Shall mean any vessel having both sails and either an inboard or outboard motor and which may be propelled by its sails or by its motor, or both.
City: Shall mean the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California.
County: Shall mean the County of Los Angeles, State of California.
Department: Shall mean the Department of Small Craft Harbors, County of Los Angeles.
Director: Shall mean the Director of the Department of Small Craft Harbors.
Emergency: Shall mean a state of proximate danger to life or property in which time is of the essence.
Harbormaster: Shall mean the Chief Officer of the Harbor Patrol, County of Los Angeles, or member of the Harbor Patrol that he may designate to act in his stead in his absence.
Harbor Patrol: Shall mean the organization comprising all members regularly employed by the Los Angeles County as Harbor Patrolmen or Harbor Patrol officers.
Harbor Patrolmen: Shall mean a harbor policeman as referred to in Section 663.5 of the California Harbors and Navigation Code.
Moor: Shall mean to secure a vessel other than by anchoring.
Mooring: Shall mean (1) a place where vessels are secured; (2) the equipment used to secure a vessel; and (3) the process of securing a vessel other than by anchoring.
Mooring Buoy: Shall mean a buoy secured to the bottom by anchors and provided with attachments to which a vessel may be secured by use of its anchor chain or mooring lines.
Regulatory Marker: Shall mean any of the waterway markers defined as “regulatory markers” in the California Administrative Code, Title 14, Article 6, commencing with Section 7000.
State: Shall mean the State of California.
Stray Vessel: Shall mean (1) an abandoned vessel; (2) a vessel the owner of which is unknown; (3) a vessel moored without permission; or (4) a vessel underway without a competent person in command.
To Anchor: Shall mean to secure a vessel to the bottom within a body of water by dropping an anchor or anchors.
Underway: Shall mean the condition of a vessel not at anchor; without moorings; and not made fast to the shore nor aground.
Vessel: Shall mean every description of water craft, other than seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water.
Waterway: Shall mean any water area providing access for vessels from one place to another, principally a water area that is navigable which may provide or is used as a regular route for water traffic, that is owned, managed, or controlled by the County or under the jurisdiction of the County, either in incorporated or unincorporated territory.
Waterway Marker: Shall mean any State aid to navigation or regulatory marker as defined in California Administrative Code, Title 14, Article 6, commencing with Section 7000.