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BatteryPark.TV previously reported how kayak activists complained to the Coast Guard about theoretical safety issues with larger passenger ferries causing the Coast Guard to enforce old rules about sounding horns when docking. The result has been a daily menace to society of nonstop ferry boat horns.
Ironically, last week, many kayakers used North Cove Marina during the Around Manhattan swim as they accompanied swimmers. Yet none of the kayaks sounded a horn as they left the marina. A small kayak can cause a major collision and death just like a larger ferry.
Should kayakers be required to blue a whistle or fire an air horn when they cross ferry boat paths, or leave the docks? Do low invisible kayaks pose deadly risks to passenger vessels?