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Free Vessel Safety Check 6/11/16

May 23, 2016

 

The USCG will be conducting a free vessel safety check at the marina starting at 8:00 on Saturday, June 11th.

 

A vessel safety check is a bow-to-stern check of your boat by trained examiners, designed to help you be safer on the water. 

 

Federal, state, and local regulation require certain safety equipment be carried aboard your boat. Items such as:

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Life jackets

  • Visual distress signals

  • Backfire flame control

  • Navigation lights

  • Proper display of numbers

Other topics discussed include:

  • Accident reporting

  • Local navigation charts

  • Filing float plans

  • Fueling

  • Survival

  • Weather and sea conditions

  • Handling emergencies

  • Formal boating education

  • Other safe practices on the water

 

Safe boats help save lives!

 

Register any time before June 11 at the marina office.

 

 

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