A Unit of
Power Squadrons ®
Sail and Power Boating
Myrtle Beach, SC area from Myrtle Beach
southward to McClellanville, SC.
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK (VSC)
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
Federal regulations. The Certified Vessel Examiner is a specially trained
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 a 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 will be better prepared to make this a positive encounter.
The vessel examiners performing this
service have been trained to look for the more common problems, which might
occur in your boat or its safety equipment. Some of the items we check
Proper Display of
Sound producing Devices
Overall Vessel Condition
Backfire Flame Arrestor
Devices (life jackets)
To schedule an inspection of your boat please contact the
Long Bay Power Squadron VSC Chairman