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VSC Award 

                                          Vessel Safety Check (VSC) The new 2023 Decals ARE IN!

                                       Call 386-232-8140 and ask for Officer Snook


                                        Free Vessel Safety Check,,ANYWHERE! (Click)

    Both the "U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons have certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check ("VSC") at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don't pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education. 

        Our Examiners are Highly Qualified. and equally motived to serve.   We Save Lives!

     No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency; a decal is awarded if the vessel passes the examination.   Vessel Safety Checks are performed on:   

-PWCs (WaveRunner, SeaDoo, JetSki)

-Recreational Motor Boats less than 65 feet.  Exams are available for vessels greater than 65 feet via Qualified USCG Inspectors.

-Kayaks                                           Canoes                                     PaddleBoards

 -Commercial vessels which are not inspected or certified by the Coast Guard. 

      Items reviewed include but are not limited to: 

      Life Jackets, Navigation lights, Ventilation, Fire extinguishers, Distress signals MARPOL, more

      Inspections can also be scheduled at your location at an appointed time. and typically less than 1/2 hour         depending on vessel.

Commercial Fishing Vessel visit: 

 The requirements are different based on the size of you boat. The following is a list of some of the items we check:

Registration # on boat with proper spacingRegistration Certificate on boardNavigation Lights in working order3 current day and night flaresWearable and throwable life preserversDistress flag (18 ft & over)All boats must carry a sound producing device (whistle, horn, siren, etc.) capable of a 4-second blast audible for ½ mileBoats larger than 39.4 ft. are required to have a bellPollution Placard and Trash Placard (26 ft & over)Fire ExtinguishersBlower working and Proper VentilationBackfire flame arrestor (gasoline engines)Anchor & sufficient lineOar or paddle (under 16 ft)Bilge pumps in working orderBattery terminals covered and in good conditionHolding tank for headBoats 39.4 feet & over must have on board a current copy of the Navigation Rules