U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check Program
To request a Vessel Safety Check please send an email to Our Vessel Examination Officer.
Please include your name and contact information, and name and location of your vessel.
The Vessel Safety Check is a complimentary check of your boat conducted by members of the Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state requirements for safety.
No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination.
An example of some of the items checked include:
- Life Jackets
- Registration and numbering
- Navigation lights
- Fire extinguishers
- Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)
- Battery cover and connections
All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard.
The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later.
Use our Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series of questions.
Click here to use that tool. Once you have passed, have one of our volunteers check your vessel and award you with the safety sticker to display on your boat!
Flotilla 83 will be holding open houses on the following dates in 2013:
For your convenience, Courtesy Vessel Exams will be available at these events.
|April 6||Island Marine Center, Ocean View||Map
|April 27||Avalon Marine Center, Avalon||Map
|May 4||Bree-Zee-Lee Marina, Cape May||Map
|National Safe Boating Week||May 18||Station Townsends Inlet, Sea Isle||Map
|May 25||Schooner Island Marina, Wildwood||Map
|June 8||Avalon Yacht Club, Avalon||Map
|June 22||Pier 47 Marina, Wildwood||Map
|June 29||Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Wildwood||Map
|July 13||Pier 47 Marina, Wildwood||Map
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Visit SafetySeal.net - A website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program co-sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons.
- Contact a member of the Auxiliary at your local Marina.