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Vessel Safety Checks

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

VESSEL SAFETY CHECK PROGRAM
107 Vessels were checked this year. Is yours one of them? 

WHAT IS IT?

The most cautious boaters can sometimes experience unexpected problems on the water. That's why the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft and paddle sport users, take advantage of the free Vessel Safety Check program every year.

WHERE IS IT?

The courtesy Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is performed at your boat - whether in a slip, at the launch ramp, or in your driveway - by a certified Vessel Examiner. It usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon - the size of your boat.

WHEN IS IT?

You select the time that is best for you. Click one of the links below or call the phone number below to schedule a check.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Boats that pass the FREE examination are awarded a distinctive VSC Decal that alerts the Coast Guard, Wildlife, and other law-enforcement agencies that your boat was found to be in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws. Frequently, such agencies will not detain or board boats displaying a current-year decal that are otherwise operating safely.

WHAT IF VESSEL FAILS?

If your boat does not pass, no report is filed. Instead, you are provided a written report that aids you in correcting any discrepancies noted. Often, a quick trip to West Marine or Walmart is all that is necessary to obtain missing safety items and easily pass a FREE re-inspection.

ON-THE-WATER-SAFETY

USCG Auxiliary certified Vessel Examiners are ready to assist you in making sure your boat has all the safety equipment required by law plus other recommended items.

ON THE WATER SAFETY IS UP TO YOU! JOIN THE OTHERS!
CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW OR
CONTACT THE FLOTILLA VESSEL EXAMINER:

 James Franklin Spruill, FSO-VE
Email: spruill@gol.com
Cell: (252) 207-9777

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