Several safe boating messages will be issued throughout the
upcoming week. Todays message is... vessel safety checks.
This boating season, make sure that you take advantage of the
vessel safety check (vsc), program a free, no risk, service
provided in your area by the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary and the
US power squadrons. 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's
why the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boats,
including personal watercraft, get a inspection check each year.
This message was brought to you by the National Weather Service and
the National safe boating Council. Visit the National Weather
Service on the web at www.Weather.Gov and the National safe boating
Council at www.Safeboatingcouncil.Org www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/safeboating