(a) The Department of Public Safety may authorize the holding of regattas, motorboat or other boat races, marine parades, tournaments, or exhibitions on any waters of this Territory.
(b) It shall adopt, and may from time to time amend, rules concerning the safety of motorboats and other vessels and persons thereon, either observers or participants.
(c) Whenever a regatta, motorboat or other vessel race, marine parade, tournament or exhibition is proposed to be held, the person in charge thereof shall, at least 30 days prior thereto, file an application with the Department of Port Administration for permission to hold such regatta, motorboat or other vessel race, marine parade, tournament, or exhibition. The application shall be made on a form provided by the Department of Public Safety and shall set forth the date and time when, and location where it is proposed to hold such regatta, motorboat or other vessel race, marine parade, tournament, or exhibition. No event shall be conducted without authorization of the Department of Public Safety in writing.
(d) The provisions of this section do not exempt any person from compliance with applicable federal law or regulation, but nothing contained in this section shall be construed to require the securing of a Territorial permit pursuant to this section if a permit therefor has been obtained from an authorized agency of the United States.History: 1966, PL 9-35; amd 1993, PL 23-9.