... Safe boating week day 2...
... Vessel safety checks...
The following is a safe boating message from the National safe
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 US Coast Guard auxiliary and the US power
squadrons. A qualified vessel examiner will conduct and 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
US Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boats... including
personal watercraft... get a free vessel safety check each year.
A vessel safety check is the 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
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 W W W . W E a T h E r . G o v and the
National safe boating Council at W W W . S a f E b o a T I N g c o
u N c I l . O r g