Free Vessel Safety Check
A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and Federal regulations. The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and a member of the United States Power Squadrons®. They will make certain recommendations and discuss safety issues that will make you a safer boater.
This is not a "boarding" or a law enforcement issue. No citations are given as a result of this encounter, simply suggestions to improve your safe boating experience. We will supply you with a copy of our evaluation so that you may follow the suggestions given. Vessels that pass will be able to display the distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you will be prepared to make any boarding a positive encounter.Pictured to the left is Fred Schroeder and below on the right is Bill Ramsden conducting Vessel Safety Inspections.
The following will be covered when our Inspectors conduct your Free Vessel Safety Check utilizing the United States Power Squadrons® VSC
Required Boating and Safety Equipment
Display of required numbers
Registration and Documentation
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s)
Visual Distress Signals (VDS or flares)
Backfire Flame Control
Sound Producing Devices
Pollution Placard (vessels of 26+ feet)
Marpol Trash Placard (vessels of 26+ feet)
Marine Sanitation Device (head)
Overall Vessel Condition (Deck free of Hazzards, Electrical/Fuel Systems, Galley/Heating Systems
Prior to scheduling or attending a Vessel Safety Check, you can read about doing a self-exam to check your own boat.
Many insurance companies offer additional discounts as a result of passing a Vessel Safety Check.
|Fred Schroeder Chocowinity, NC||252-948-0682|
|Carl Erickson Belhaven, NC||252-964-3009|
|Ed Mann Chocowinity, NC||252-946-3623|
|Frank Machi Chocowinity NC||252-833-4601|
|Bill Sholl Chocowinity, NC||252-940-1989|
|John Rebholz Chocowinity, NC||252-940-1242|
|Bill Ramsden Chocowinity, NC||252-946-6307|
|Stan Ramsden, Washington, NC||252-974-2745|
|Doug Smith, Chocowinity, NC||252-940-0204|
|Bill Templeton Chocowinity, NC||252-833-4557|
|Joe Sevick Chocowinity, NC||215-589-5723|