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Vessel Safety Checks

Vessel Examiners



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USCGAUX Vessel Safety Checks

The Vessel Safety Check is a complimentary check of your boat conducted by
members of the Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state
requirements for safety.

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 (flares, horn, etc.)

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.


Visit -
A website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program co-sponsored by the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons.

In the Marathon, Fl area contact our Flotilla Vessel Examination Officer

Vernon "Skip" Johnson 305-797-4135