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Peace River Sail and Power Squadron
Vessel Safety Check (VSC)
The VSC Program helps to achieve voluntary compliance with federal and state recreational boating safety laws, particularly with regard to the carriage of safety equipment while raising boater awareness about safety and environmental issues through voluntary contact by a Vessel Examiner (VE). VE discussions with recreational boaters is designed to motivate maintaining and operating their boats in a safe manner, taking boating safety courses to increase their knowledge and skills in boating, and promoting safe boating.
Have you had your boat inspected to know that it meets the Coast Guard safety equipment requirements. If not, members of the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron in a joint program with the Coast Guard Auxiliary will come to your boat and check it for you free of charge, If your boat meets the requirements you will be given a decal showing a satisfactory inspection.
For a free vessel safety check in the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area, call one of the following certified examiners:
Galen Price -941- 575-6071
David Nielson - 732-616-9016
Daniel Hartwig - 941-575-1122
Diane Hartwig - 941-575-1122
John Jorgensen - 941-575-0373
Urbain LeClerc - 941-916-2958
Betty Campanella -941-833-3399
Ron Bick - 941-697-2163
Elliott Hartman - 941-575-2081
Richard Sluzewski - 941-639-2009
John Rowland - 847-513-1562
Bill Sanders - 765-721-1818
Ronald Jones - 239-839-0920
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If your boat does not pass the inspection you will be informed what to do and can be given the decal when the discrepancy is corrected. For detailed information about this very worth while safety program and what items are included in the inspection, see the Vessel Safety Check web site. It is highly recommended that you use the check list to pre- inspect your boat for compliance.