U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 2-5 2024 Vessel Safety Check (VSC) schedule

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 10:15am

All the items on your boat the CG Auxiliary checks are the same items the active-duty Coast Guard or Marine Patrol will check if you’re stopped and boarded; if any item is missing, expired, worn out, or defective the Auxiliary member will give you a list showing the items you need to acquire or get up to requirements.  No one else will receive copies of that list.  It’s then up to you to get the listed items taken care of or not. 

To see what’s covered in a VSC, go to the Flotilla 2-5 website  http://www.flotilla25.org. and click on “Vessel Safety Checks” on the left side of the page. 

If everything is onboard and in good shape, the Vessel Examiner will put a 2024 Vessel Safety Check sticker on your boat.  That sticker is not a guarantee that you won’t get boarded by the Coast Guard or Marine Patrol anyway, but you won’t need to worry because everything is present and correct. 

All hours are 9 a.m. to noon

 

MARINA 

DATE 

Hodgdon Yacht Services 

June 15 

Boothbay Harbor Marina 

June 15 

Kennebec Tavern Marina 

June 22 

Brown’s Wharf Marina 

June 29 

Carousel Marina 

June 29 

Bowdoinham Town Launch 

July 17 

Richmond Town Launch 

July 17 

 

If you can’t make it to one of these locations, you can arrange a VSC by visiting the link: https://wow.uscgaux.info/i_want_a_vsc/index.php 

When the form is submitted, CG Auxiliary Vessel Examiners in your area will be notified and will contact you to set up an appointment. 

Finding out too late that your fire extinguisher is dead, or your navigation lights are out, can be dangerous and expensive.  A free Vessel Safety Check can be both a money and life saving plan.