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USCG AUX Vessel Safety Checks

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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.

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

Dennis Georgia, FSO-VE at: 732-886-2711 


Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 

The following brochures are now available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:  Best Practices for Paddlers and Paddlesport Programs - Click here to download.   Paddler’s Safety Checklist - Click here to download.  Wear It! Life jackets Matter - Click here to download.  Cold Water Survival - Click here to download.  Practices, Ethics and Conduct - Click here to download.

For Safety's Sake, Volume I - 2012 --  [Posted: 2/24/2012]

The newest edition of For Safety's Sake, Volume I - 2012 has been released. This new issue was released on February 24th and is available for downloading from the V Departments Newsletter page at

In this issue is: Ready, Set, Inflate; Ten Thoughts on Increasing Vessel Safety Checks; Daddy, Wear Your Life Jacket!; Amphicar Passes Vessel Safety Check!; Vessel Safety Check Data Can Be Used to Improve Recreational Boating Safety and much more!

Download your copy and pass it on to your associates after you've read it.

Source: [Lillian M Haines DIR-V]

Now available: 2012 VE/PV Workshops - Single Download All Files (ZIP File 9,500KB)

Or separately:

The 2012 VE / PV Workshops Are Available are now available for download on our website. These are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and can be downloaded from this web page:
Please spread the word to your training officers and VE and PV officers.

Source: [Lillian M Haines DIR-V]

Make your own VE Business Cards

The V Department has released a template to allow members to create their own personalized business cards. The template set is comprised of three Microsoft Word files in a ZIP Archive file that you can download.

The "VSC VE Bus Card Vertical Instructions.doc" is the instructions and the "VSC VE Vertical Card 1 Auto.doc" is the front of the card and the "VSC VE Card Back.doc" is the back of the card.

You can download the ZIP file from this link: VE Business Cards

VSC Information now available in French and Spanish.

Click this link for VE Information in French

Click this link for VE Information in Spanish

For More V-Department Information Click Here

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

Contact us:
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