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15 Reasons For Failing a Vessel Safety Check


 
15 Reasons a Vessel Might Not Pass a Vessel Safety Check (VSC)
 
The following represents a sampling of 100650 Vessel Safety Checks.

74.873% Passed the VSC
25.127% Failed the VSC
 
Items that Failed: (Note: This is a percentage of ALL vessels examined and some had two or more items that failed so these numbers will not add up to 100%.)
 
Display of Numbers - 5.435%
Registration / Documentation - 5.574%
Personal Flotation Devices - 2.832%
Visual Distress Signals - 12.221%
Fire Extinguishers - 4.501%
Ventilation - 1.451%
Backfire Flame Control - 1.639%
Sound Producing Devices / Bell - 5.156%
Navigation Lights - 8.465%
Pollution Placard - 2.375%
MARPOL Trash Placard - 2.802%
Marine Sanitation Device - 2.921%
Navigation Rules - 2.742%
State and/or Local Regulations - 10.432%
Overall Vessel Condition - 4.670%
 
Recommended Items not Found: (Note: These items are not required to pass the VSC.)
 
Marine Radio - 33.433%
Dewatering Device & Backup - 14.347%
Mounted Fire Extinguishers - 21.570%
Anchor & Line for Area - 11.257%
First Aid and PIW Kits - 27.928%
Inland Visual Distress Signals - 24.252%
Capacity / Cert. of Compliance - 28.246%

Discussion Items - 14.704%
  a. Accident Reporting / Owner Responsibility
  b. Offshore Operations
  c. Nautical Charts / Navigation Aids
  d. Survival Tips / First Aid
  e. Fueling / Fuel Management
  f. Float Plan / Weather & Sea Conditions
  g. Insurance Considerations
  h. Boating Check List
  i. Safe Boating Classes