Dahlgren Yacht Club Training and Seamanship

Vessel Safety Inspections
24 June
0900

Courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) will be conducted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA).


Vessels passing safety checks will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal informing the Coast Guard, Sheriff & Police Departments, and other boating law-enforcement agencies that your boat was in full compliance with Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Best of all, every Vessel Safety Check is 100% free of charge!


This is a courtesy inspection and there is no penalty for any findings. They are just doing their best to keep everyone safe on the water. If you are interested and plan on getting your boat inspected, please contact me via the BOG email address BOG email.


An added benefit is in many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year.


Download the form to use as a guide to check your boat prior to a USCGA inspection. This is the form the vessel inspectors use when conducting an official vessel safety check.


You may also conduct a Virtual Vessel Examination to check your vessel by answering a series of questions at Virtual Safety Check.

Safe Boating!

Rex Butler

Training and Seamanship Governor