Children's Life Jackets - Mississippi

In Mississippi, children under the age of 12, are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest at any time they are onboard any watercraft under 26 feet.

The life vest or life jacket should be U.S. Coast Guard approved and should always be in good condition and fit the wearer properly.

The USCG and your boat insurance company will expect you to comply with the Mississippi state boating safety regulations.