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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.

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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:

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.


Flotilla 83 will be holding open houses on the following dates in 2012:

Date  Location
  May 26 Schooner Island Marina
June 16
Pier 47 Marina
July 7 Bree-Zee-Lee Marina
Aug 4
Lighthouse Point Marina