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Chapter 88.08 RCW Specific acts prohibited


Chapter 88.08 RCW
Specific acts prohibited


Notes:
Construction projects in state waters: Chapter 77.55 RCW.
Damage by vessel to underwater cable: RCW 80.36.070.

Excessive steam in boilers, penalty: RCW 70.54.080.

Intoxication of steamship employees: RCW 9.91.020.




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88.08.020
Tampering with lights or signals.
Every person who, in such manner as might, if not discovered, endanger a vessel, railway engine, motor, train, or car, shall show, mask, extinguish, alter, or remove any light or signal, or exhibit any false light or signal, is guilty of a class B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than ten years.


[2003 c 53 415; 1992 c 7 62; 1909 c 249 402; RRS 2654.]

Notes: Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.






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88.08.030
Bringing certain foreign convicts into state.
Every person who, being the master or commander of any vessel or boat arriving from a foreign country, shall knowingly bring into this state a person who has been or is a foreign convict of any offense, which, if committed in this state would be punishable under the laws thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


[1909 c 249 435; RRS 2687.]

Notes: Reviser's note: Caption for 1909 c 249 435 reads as follows: "Sec. 435. Master of Vessel Bringing Foreign Convict."






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88.08.050
Injury to lighthouses or United States light.
Every person who shall willfully break, injure, deface, or destroy any lighthouse station, post, platform, step, lamp, or other structure pertaining to such lighthouse station, or shall extinguish or tamper with any light erected by the United States upon or along the navigable waters of this state to aid in the navigation thereof, in case no punishment is provided therefor by the laws of the United States, shall be punished:

(1) As a class B felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than ten years whenever such act may endanger the safety of any vessel navigating such waters, or jeopardize the safety of any person or property in or upon such vessel.

(2) In all other cases by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.


[2003 c 53 416; 1992 c 7 63; 1909 c 249 403; RRS 2655.]

Notes: Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.






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88.08.060
Unlicensed pilotage.
Every person not duly licensed thereto, who shall pilot or offer to pilot any vessel into, within or out of the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait or Puget Sound, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor: PROVIDED, That nothing herein shall prohibit a master of a vessel acting as his own pilot, nor compel a master or owner of any vessel to take out a pilot license for that purpose.


[1909 c 249 293; RRS 2545. Prior: 1888 p 177 18.]