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What is a Vessel Safety Check?

            A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadron or US Coast Guard Auxiliary. They will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

                This is not boarding or a law enforcement issue. No citations will be given as a result of this encounter. We will supply you with a copy of our evaluation so that you may follow some of the suggestions given Vessels that pass will be able to display our distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you can be prepared to make this a positive encounter.

Click here for a boater's check list to use before departure:    Boater's Check List



       Contact a local vessel safety examiner in a squadron near you today.

         District Vessel Safety Officer             
Sam W. Richey


     If there is not a local examiner listed near you please contact the District Vessel Safety Officer who will put you in contact with a local examiner.

Blue Grass   (Lexington, KY) Don Cloyd
Cincinnati, OH William G. Schultz
Dayton, OH Wilbur Pell
Evansville Bend IN Henry Graper
Hoosier, IN  (Indianapolis) William J. McDonald
Louisville, KY David Robertson
Wabash Valley Merrill Bonebrake


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