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Vessel Safety Checks

Specially trained Auxiliary members provide free safety equipment boat examinations for recreational boaters.  This examination will help the boater understand not only the legal requirements for their boat in their boating area, but the recommended safety equipment.

If the boat meets the Auxiliary requirements for safety, the boat owner is awarded with a decal placed on their boat by the examiner.

All boaters are encouraged to have their vessel checked for the required safety equipment that is listed in the Federal Regulations booklet. These are courtesy exams for your boating safety. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary does not issue citations.

 TO HAVE YOUR BOAT EXAMINED FOR PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND RECEIVE A SAFETY DECAL OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Personal flotation device  

Below are some of requirements to receive the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Safety Examination Decal:

bullet Boat registration
bullet Boat ID numbers properly displayed
bullet Personal Floatation Device for each person on board - U.S. Coat Guard Approved and in good condition - should be READILY ACCESSIBLE
bullet Sound producing device
bullet Visual Distress Signals - day and night
bullet Electrical System in good condition - battery terminals covered
bullet Fire Extinguisher
bullet Proper Ventilation
bullet Backfire Flame Control
bullet Navigation Lights

Recommended Additional Items:

bullet Marine Radio
bullet Dewatering Device
bullet Mounted Fire Extinguisher
bullet Anchor & Line for Area
bullet First Aid Kit

Always leave a Float Plan with family or friends and be sure and check the weather and sea conditions for before leaving.  Make sure all passengers know the location of all safety equipment.

To make a Float Plan, click on this link:   This site may take up to 10 seconds to load, but it is well worth the wait!

HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE.