Vessel Exams

Courtesy Vessel Examination

A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and Federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary who will make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

Courtesy Vessel Examination - For information on courtesy vessel examinations and finding a local vessel examiner in your area.  Once on the Vessel Safety Check website, please click on  "I want a VSC."

Commercial Fishing Vessel Examination - Contact  the Coast Guard at Sector Delaware-Bay at  215-271-4880. Ask for Bob Heffner and specify if your a commercial fishing, carrying passengers, or towing vessel. He will provide you a person to call to set up an appointment.