Is your boat's safety equipment up to date? Among 100,650 completed vessel safety checks, here are the most common reasons for a boat's failure to pass the safety inspection:
Vessel Safety Sticker
Squadrons within D10 offer free vessel safety checks as a part of their service to the community. Any member of the boating public can request a complimentary check for a vessel on land or in the water. Boat owners who pass the inspection are provided with a decal to display. (The decal is simply an indication to law enforcement officials that all safety requirements were met at the time of inspection.) Owners whose vessels need additional maintenance or safety equipment to comply with these standards are provided with safety information and invited back for another free inspection.
On The Water Preparedness Checklist
This is the checklist used by both America's Boating Club® and the Coast Guard Auxiliary when performing Vessel Safety Checks.
NOTE: Vessels carrying Commercial Freight or more than 6 passengers for hire require special additional equipment not included in the following listings:
Additional Requirements For The Decal
The following items are not mandated by the U. S. Coast Guard, but are additional requirements for the decal. These items are required under Federal and State laws. The Vessel Examiner checks these item to assist the boater in determining if the vessel meets the requirements of these laws.