... National safe boating week may 18 through may 24...
This is the second in a daily series of messages produced by the
partnered National Weather Service and National safe boating Council.
This boating season make sure that you take advantage of the vessel
safety check program... a free no risk service provided in our area
by the United States Coast Guard auxiliary and the United States
A qualified vessel examiner will conduct an inspection of all the
required safety equipment carried or installed on a vessel and
certain aspects of the vessels overall condition.
Even if you pay careful attention to safety... dangerous mechanical
problems can crop up on the best maintained boat. That is why the
United States Coast Guard recommends all recreational boats
including personal watercraft... get a free vessel safety check each
A vessel safety check is our best way of learning about conditions
that might put US in violation of state or federal Laws or
worse... create an unsafe condition for ourselves on the water.
If the vessel meets all federal and state requirements... the
examiner will award a vessel safety check decal. If the vessel fails
to receive a decal... no law enforcement action is taken and the
examiner will provide a list of items for correction.