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A Unit of  United States Power Squadrons ®

Sail and Power Boating


Myrtle Beach, SC area from Myrtle Beach southward to McClellanville, SC.


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 are:

Proper Display of Numbers            Sound producing Devices

Registration/Documentation                       Navigation Lights

Visual Distress Signals                            State Requirements

Fire Extinguishers                           Overall Vessel Condition

Ventilation                                        Backfire Flame Arrestor

Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets)

To schedule an inspection of your boat please contact the

Long Bay Power Squadron VSC Chairman


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