Vessel Safety Check Information

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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 the Federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons or the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. They will also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

This is not boarding or a law enforcement issue. No citations will be given as a result of this encounter. We will supply you with a copy of our evaluation so that you may follow some of the suggestions given. Vessels that pass will be able to display our distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you can be prepared to make this a positive encounter.



VSC check in progress    VSC check in progress

Vessel Safety Checks will be held at marinas at scheduled times during the boating season, and at special events when they arise.

If you would like to have your boat inspected, or have some suggestions for a special event, please contact our and provide your name and evening phone number. You will be contacted promptly.

The regularly scheduled Vessel Safety Check events for 2007 have not yet been scheduled, but will be similar to those for 2006.

The regularly scheduled Vessel Safety Check events for 2006 were:
A. April Plaza Marina on Lake Conroe starting at 9:30 am (May 6, June 10, July 15, August 19, September 23)
B. Clear Lake Park starting at 9:30 am (May 27, June 10, July 15, August 19)
C. Galveston Yacht Basin starting at 9:30 am (July 29)


HSPS Members - Please notify the HSPS Webmaster of any scheduled examination sites and times not shown on this page so they may be added when confirmed by the Chairman

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