Vessel Safety Checks
Lake Murray conducts Vessel Safety Checks to help insure boaters are better prepared for the 2016 boating season. Check out this Vessel Safety Check video featuring P/C Lee Ayers, SN.
Inspection dates, times and locations are being scheduled for 2016. Please check back for details.
If you need your boat inspected before the next scheduled date is announced, please e-mail Lts R.J. and Debbie Becht to arrange a time and location for one of our inspectors to check your boat. You also can visit http://safetyseal.net/GetVSC/ and enter your zip code to find contact information for the nearest inspector from whom you can request a vessel safety check.
A successful inspection will earn you the privilege of displaying the 2016 Vessel Safety Check inspection sticker, which is displayed here.
Members of Lake Murray Power Squadron participate as certified inspectors in the nationwide Vessel Safety Check Program, offered by the United States Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
This effective, proactive and preventative safety program is unique to the recreational boating community. It insures that key marine safety equipment is present, is within prescribed functional limits, and is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations.
The Vessel Safety Check Program provides the certified
inspectors an opportunity to discuss with the recreational boater, the purpose
of the marine safety equipment, to clarify various federal, state, and local
regulations, to emphasize specific safety procedures and practices, to answer
any boating related questions and to encourage additional boater education. To
view a pre-departure checklist of minimum federal required equipment,
recommended equipment, safety checks and tests, visit the Coast Guard's Boating
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