VESSEL SAFETY CHECK (VSC)
Do you have the necessary and current equipment required for a safe time on the water? Does your safety equipment comply with the federal and local requirements? We make it easy to find out. Have an expert who is not law enforcement double check your compliance.
A free, voluntary Vessel Safety Check is the answer, and any of our certified Vessel Examiners will be happy to perform the check. We are happy to provide an inspection whether or not you are a member.
Passing the check means you have an extra level of confidence that you comply and it was time well spent. We will issue a decal you may proudly display showing you were checked.
Vessels that successfully complete the safety check may qualify for a discount on rates with many major insurance companies.
Failing the check is just a learning experience - not a ticket. Captain and crew will learn what is needed to comply and receive a list of items to help remember. One should also feel relieved that something was learned and a potential non-compliance issue was averted before it was needed in an emergency, or when law enforcement requested it. Our examiner will spend the time to explain equipment, best practices, and answer your safety questions.
ITEMS COVERED BY THE SAFETY CHECK INCLUDE:
Registration/documentation and proper display of registration numbers
Adequate personal flotation devices
Current visual distress signals for the boating area
Number of operating fire extinguishers for the size of boat
Engine compartment ventilation
Backfire flame control
Operating sound producing devices
Properly installed & operating navigation lights and marine sanitation devices
Display of required pollution and trash placards
Compliance with state requirements.
A distinctive decal is awarded for display on your vessel upon successful completion.
All examiners are certified and trained on the latest requirements. The Vessel Safety Check is similar to the review that is performed by the U.S. Coast Guard if you are boarded, except that it is voluntary, and only you receive the results.
After submitting the form you will be contacted by our vessel safety check officer who will put you in contact with an examiner in your area.
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK REQUEST
Have a Courtesy Vessel Safety Check at Your Boat!