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USCG AUX Vessel Safety Checks

The Vessel Safety Check is a complimentary check of your boat, personal watercraft, kayak, or canoe conducted by members of the Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state requirements for safety.  

No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination.
POINT PLEASANT, NJ--USCGA 16-07 Public Affairs Staff Officer Dave Witherspoon shows off the Vessel Safety Check decal awarded to those who pass the Vessel Inspection in June 2017.

An example of some of the items checked include:
  • Life Jackets
  • Registration and numbering
  • Navigation lights
  • Ventilation
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)
  • Battery cover and connections
All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard.

The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later.

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To Schedule a Free Vessel Safety Check Now

Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit

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Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 

U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
Location: 1 mile southeast of Squan Beach;
40-06' 52"N x 74-01' 43"W in 1880; 40-07' 00"N x 74-02' 00"W in 1915; 40-06' 12"N x 74-02' 30"W.
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 Map