A Unit of United States Power Squadrons® - District 28
Sail and Power Boating
Boating is fun..We'll show you how
USPS® is the first organization to join the USCGAux in the first expansion of the NEW VSCP with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in January 2000. With the signing of this agreement USPS Leadership is committed to making the VSC Program work.
A joint program like this requires a TEAM Spirit. USPS and the USCGAux have always been partners in the safe boating education arena. USPS has been a national leader in Safe Boating Education. "Safe Boating Through Education" has been the cornerstone of our organization for over 90 years. We all know Recreational Boating Safety saves lives. VSCP provides significant benefits to recreational boaters. Missing, damaged, and/or malfunctioning safety equipment for recreational vessels can be identified at the dock or on land and installed, replaced, or fixed to ensure ready availability in a potential emergency.
When boats are being inspected to insure basic safety items are accounted for many people want their boat to pass. A fair amount of anxiety arises when the big day comes. All VSE's strive to insure that the experience is positive and all party's depart with positive attitudes.
This is the time of year we vessel safety inspectors VESSEL INSPECTORS really get busy. We start checking boats as the spring season approaches. We inspect all the boats we can from those who volunteer. We do this for the safety of boats in the Squadron and as well as for everyone else interested in a Vessel Inspection..
We check for: (where appropriate)
3. Personal flotation devices (PFD's)
4. Visual distress signals
5. Fire extinguishers
7. Backfire flame arrester
8. Sound producing devices
9. Navigations lights
10. Pollution placard
11. Marpol Trash Placard
12. Marine sanitation device
13. Navigation rules
14. State and local requirements
15. Overall boat condition
a. Deck free of hazards and clean bilge
b. Electrical and fuel Systems
c. Fuel systems-portable fuel tanks
d. Galley and heating Systems
Get your boat inspected, ask questions and enjoy the experience. For an email address to a Vessel Safety Check Examiner near you all you need is your zip code.
Lake Mohave Power Squadron Vessel Safety Check Examiners at work
(As of May 24, 2013)
NAME TOTAL CHECKS # PASSED LAST CHECK DATE 0 0 TOTAL 0 0
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