USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks

Give Your Boat a Free Safety Checkup Every Year

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is proud to provide free Vessel Safety Checks conducted by qualified Auxiliary members to help ensure the safety of your and your passengers in your personal pleasure craft. Visit I Want a Vessel Safety Check to be put in contact with qualified Vessel Examiners in your area.

Crystal River Flotilla 15-1 has a number of trainer Vessel Examiners available to conduct a free safety check on your personal pleasure craft at a time and location convenient to you. Contact us using the About Flotilla 15-1 tab at the left to make arrangements. 

Our Vessel Examiners also schedule several public Vessel Safety Check Events each month around the community. Refer to the Calendar tab at the left to find out about upcoming Vessel Safety Check Events. 


 USCG Auxiliary Offers FREE Vessel Safety Checks

The USCG Auxiliary of Crystal River will holds FREE Vessel Safety Checks which takes about 10 minutes.  

You will receive a NEW 2018 VSC Sticker if everything meets the requirements. If your vessel doesn’t pass the safety check, there is NO penalty.

Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary Decal that informs: Coast Guard, Sheriff, and FWC, and other law enforcement agencies that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year.

Most importantly, you have the peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards, and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.

What Type of Items Are Checked? Life Jackets, Registration and Numbering, Navigation Lights, Ventilation, Fire Extinguishers, Distress Signals (flares, horn, etc.), Battery Cover and Connections. All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard. NOTE: Kidde Fire Extinguishers were recently recalled for safety issues.


For more information call Don at 352-503-6199. For information about membership or classes visit our website at: cga-crystal river. com