Several safe boating messages will be issued throughout the
upcoming week. Todays message is... vessel safety checks.
This boating season and every boating season make sure that you take
advantage of the vessel saefty check program. It is free service
provided by the Coast Guard auxiliary and the power squadrons.
A qualified vessel examiner will conduct the inspection of all the
required safety equipment that is carried or installed on the vessel
and certain aspects of the overall vessel condition.
Even if you pay careful attention to safety... there is still the
chance the dangerous mechanical problems might develop on even the
best maintained boats. It is for this reason that the Coast Guard
recommends that all recreational boats and personal watercraft get
a free vessel safety check every year.