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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
First Southern District

Flotilla 1 7
Patchogue, New York 11772
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Vessel Safety Check Program


What is aVessel 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 Federal regulations.

The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons or the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Vessel Examiner will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

This is not a 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.


Vessel Safety Check For the 2014 Boating Season

Will your vessel pass a U. S. Coast Guard Safety Equipment Check? Have a FREE safety check of your boat's required equipment by one of our Vessel Examiners. We will go over your safety equipment with you and explain what you are required to have on board.

When you pass the safety check, you will receive a "Vessel Safety Check" sticker to be affixed to your vessel to demonstrate your commitment to boating safety.

For More information on the Vessel Safety Check Program please visit the following link:
Vessel Safety Check Website

To view a short film about the "Vessel Safety Check" program:

                                                                   Click the  Vessel Safety Check   Decal below

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