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    Vessel Safety Check

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The mission of the Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety program is to minimize the loss of life,
personal injury, property damage and negative environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats,
through preventive means. The VSC program supports one of the programs key goals: To improve the
demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors of boaters.

The VSC program helps to achieve voluntary compliance with federal, state and local recreational boating safety laws,
particularly regarding the carriage of safety equipment. It heightens the boaters' awareness of safety issues
through one-on-one contact by volunteer vessel examiners.

The VSC is a free check of a vessel's equipment for compliance with federal, state and local safety requirements.
Some of the items we check are:

Proper display of numbers

Registration/documentation

Personal Flotation Devices

Visual Distress Signals

Fire Extinguishers

Ventilation

Backfire Flame Control

Sound Producing Device

Navigation Lights

State and Local Requirements and

Overall Vessel Conditions

During the Vessel Safety Check, the vessel examiner has an opportunity to discuss with a fellow boater the purpose
of the marine safety equipment, to clarify various federal, state, and local boating conditions, to answer any
boating-related safety questions and to encourage additional boater education. Some of the topics covered include
Accident Reporting, Charts and Aids, Survival Tips, Fueling/Fuel Management, Float plans,
Weather and Sea Conditions and Boating Safety Classes.

 

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The Auxiliary does CHECKS

The U.S. Coast Guard does Inspections

Be Safe - Not Sorry

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