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Boating Safety

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department Of Homeland Security
CFDA #: 97.011

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary presents to the public a variety of courses, from one to fourteen lessons, all concerned with safe boating. Vessel Safety Checks (VSC), which are checks of certain safety-related equipment on a boat, are made with the owner's permission. Boats passing the VSC are given a "Seal of Safety" decal indicating that at the time of the exam the boat met Federal regulations and safety-related equipment requirements of the State in which the exam was conducted and also satisfied Auxiliary requirements. If deficiencies are found, the owner is advised but no report is made to any law enforcement authority. In their own boats, Auxiliary members patrol marine regattas and parades and assist fellow boaters in distress. Since members are civilian volunteers, the thrust of their efforts coincides with the busiest boating period. Publications in boating safety and accident reporting are also available.