District 01SR - Division 24
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:
Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets)
Registration and numbering
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.
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 Squadrons.
Contact a member of the Auxiliary at your local Marina or email our
Vessel Exam Staff