Vessel Safety Checks
Required Items are:
Registration numbers properly displayed on boat
Proper registration paperwork on board
Life Jacket for each person onboard
All Navigation lights working
Sound producing device (horn)
Engine Compartment blower fans working
Visual distress equipment (flares, flags) MAY be required
Back fire flame arrestor in place
MARPOL trash placard on boats 26' & over w/ enclosed machinery
Two Way Marine Radio
Anchor with line
First Aid kit
Person in water kit
Inland distress signals
Not only will we look for these items we will
take time to talk to you about any safety or
boating concerns you may have !
Reminder this is a FREE exam and is
totally done on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to have your Vessel checked please Email us.
|The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform a complimentary safety check of your boat, confirming that you meet both federal and state requirements for safety. Purely advisory, the Auxiliary issues no citations and does not report the results of the safety check to any enforcement agency, but will award a decal to display that your vessel has passed the examination. This was formerly referred to as a Courtesy Marine Examination.|
The Vessel Safety Check gives you a quick and easy way to check that you are ready for the coming season. The items that are checked include
- Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets)
- Registration and numbering
- Navigation lights
- Fire extinguishers)
- Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)
- Battery cover and connections
Note that these same items are 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. The Vessel Safety Check offered here gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums.
You may wish to ask your Marina office to schedule a Vessel Exam or enter your contact information on-line by clicking on the following link:
Jason Bogue is the Flotilla 35-09 Staff Officer for Vessel Exams.
He can be reached at:
- (219) 405-9504