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Vessel Safety Checks

Milwaukee Sail and Power Squadron conducts Vessel Safety Checks to help insure boaters are better prepared for the 2014 boating season.

During 2013, Milwaukee Sail and Power Squadron conducted 110 inspections. If you need your boat inspected before the next scheduled date is announced, please e-mail Milwaukee Sail and Power Squadron VSC Chairman Craig Lake 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 2014 Vessel Safety Check inspection sticker, which is displayed here.

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Members of Milwaukee Sail and 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 get to the United States Power Squadron VSC page, click here.

To view a pre-departure checklist of minimum federal required equipment, recommended equipment, safety checks and tests, visit the Coast Guard's Boating Safety webpage: http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/fedreqs/saf_prechecklist.htm.