... This is safe boating week...
... Vessel safety checks...
The following is a safe boating message from the National safe
boating Council and the National Weather Service for this years
National safe boating week.
This boating season... make sure that you take advantage of the
vessel safety check program... a free... no risk service provided in
your area by the United States Coast Guard auxiliary and the United
States 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 vesssels overall condition.
Even if you pay careful attention to safety... dangerous mechanical
problems can crop up on the best maintained boat. Thats why the
United States Coast Guard recommends that all recreational
boats... including personal watercraft... get a free vessel safety
check each year.
A vessel safety check is your best way of learning about conditions
that might put you in violation of state or federal Laws
or... worse... create an unsafe condition for you or your passengers
on the water.
Be prepared for any emergency when you are afloat. Get a free
vessel safety check to ensure that your vessel complies with both
federal and state requirements. If the vessel meets all
requirements... the examiner will award a vessel safety check decal.
If your vessel fails to receive a vessel safety check decal... no law
enforcement action is taken and the examiner will provide a list of
items for correction.
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.