Vessel Safety Checks
No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination.
An example of some of the items checked include:
- Life Jackets
- Registration and Numbering
- Navigation lights
- Fire Extinguishers
- Distress Signals
- 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. The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later.
For more information visit SafetySeal.net - a website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program co-sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadron.
You can also request a safety check by contacting our Flotilla Staff Officer for Vessel Exams (FSO-VE) - John Lenhard. John can be contacted either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell at (847) 867-3837.