Vessel Safety Check Program

What is a Vessel Safety Check (VSC)?

A Vessel Safety Check is a no cost courtesy examination of your boat  (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons or the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. They will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

This is not boarding or a law enforcement issue. No citations will be given as a result of this encounter. We will supply you with a copy of our evaluation so that you may follow some of the suggestions given. Vessels that pass will be able to display our distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you can be prepared to make this a positive encounter.
Some of the items we check are;
    • Proper display of numbers
    • Registration/Documentation
    • Personal Flotation Devices; Life Jackets
    • Visual Distress Signals
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Ventilation
    • Backfire flame control
    • Sound producing devices
    • Navigation lights
    • State requirements
    • Local requirements
    • Overall vessel condition
If a vessel meets all of the Vessel Safety Check (VSC) requirements it is awarded a VSC decal.
Upcoming Safety Exam Events
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Until final schedule, feel free to contact us,
a Vessel Examiner will be more than happy to meet with you and inspect your vessel.

To schedule a Safety Check, or request information call (951) 202-1584 or
send an email to contact
Pete Dawson, Vessel Examiner

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