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Flotilla 21 - Augusta

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) GA & SC

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Vessel Safety Checks

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Our Flotilla is proud to participate in the Coast Guard Auxiliary's Vessel Safety Check program.  This program helps keep you and your passengers safe, and the waters in Georgia a safe place to boat.  When you choose to have your boat inspected for safety, you are doing your part of being a responsible boater.

This program is voluntary, free and confidential The results are not reported to any law enforcement or insurance agencies.  You cannot receive any citations.  The program is to assist you in determining if your boat meets federal and state safety equipment requirements. Vessels that pass are awarded a Vessel Safety Check decal, good for one year.

A Vessel Examiner is an Auxiliary Member who has been specially trained to check your boat for safety equipment. The items that are checked include: 1) Vessel registration numbering; 2) registration/documentation papers; 3) life jackets; 4) visual distress signals; 5) Fire extinguishers; 6) ventilation ; 7) backfire flame arrestor; 8) sound producing devices; 9) battery cover and connection.

Note that these same items are 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 offered here gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums.

How Do I Get My Vessel Examined? 

Contact our Flotilla Vessel Examiner Staff Officer for a free vessel exam in the local area (please click here for the Flottila Staff page) , or, for an exam anywhere...

Click Here for a Free Vessel Check

In the meantime, if you would like to conduct your own safety review of your boat, or get more details about the items on the checklist, you might want to visit the Coast Guard Auxiliary's "Virtual Vessel Safety Check" site.

 

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