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Free Vessel Safety Checks


We do free Vessel Safety Exams each year. They are good from time given until December 31 of the year given. Vessel exams can and should be done on any type of vessel including paddle craft. Paddle craft include Jon boats, canoes and kayaks. All power driven or sailing vessel should have the exam done.

If you would like a Vessel Exam click on the names below, it will open your email program to email an inspector.

Brad Simpson or call 336-207-135

You can also go to http://www.safetyseal.net/what_is_vsc.asp  and you can see the checks step by step.

EVEN EXPERIENCED BOATERS NEED A VESSEL SAFETY CHECK!

15 minutes could save your life and the life of your family

NOTE: The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer, civilian branch of the Coast Guard. We do NOT have Law Enforcement authority. We want you and your boat to be safe! If there is a legal infraction on your boat, you will NOT get a ticket! We want to be invited back, to keep helping you keep your boat safe.

What We Check:

  • Navigation Lights
  • Sound producing devices/bell.
  • Voice communications
  • Life jackets and throwable flotation devices.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Visual distress signals
  • Backfire flame control
  • Overall vessel condition, including electric-fule systems, gally-heating systems, deck free of hazards/clean bildge
  • Ventilation
  • Proper display of numbers
  • Pollution placard (oily waste discharge)
  • MARPOL trash placards (garbage dumping restriction.)
  • Maine sanitation devices.
  • Registration/documentation.
  • Navigation Rules book
  • State and/or local requirements.
  • Capacity Plates.