Vessel Safety Checks

Even Experienced Boater Need a Vessel Safety Check
15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your family

  VSC boats in dock

Throughout the Spring and Summer of 2014  Division 22 flotilla members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering Courtesy Vessel Safety Checks.

 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 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  They will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.
Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal that informs:  
  • Coast Guard / Auxiliary
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Sheriff's & Police
  • other boating law-enforcement & safety agency's
..that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year.
Best of all every Vessel Safety Check is 100% Free of charge!

Why Receive a Vessel Safety Check?
Safety! 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.

In many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. All decals and safety checks are void December 31st of year they are inspected, they are also void should the operator /owner fail to maintain the vessels equipment or the vessel itself to the standard at the time of the safety check.

Find an Examiner

Are you ready to get started with on your path to safer boating? Click the link below, then fill out the short request form and click the submit button. We will locate the closest volunteer vessel examiners within 30 miles of your location and request that they contact you and set up a Vessel Safety Check for your boat.

Click Here to Get Started!