About Vessel Examination
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 the Federal regulations. The Vessel Examiner is a trained specialist and a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. In addition to inspections, Vessel Examiners also make certain recommendations and discuss certain safety issues that will make you a safer boater.
The District Vessel Examination department oversees the Auxiliary's vessel examination program at the district level.
- Vessel safety check "blitzes"
- Dockwalker programs
Darrell L. Hannon, DSO-VE
To minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage and environmental impact while maximizing the safe use and enjoyment of U.S. waterways by recreational boaters, through a process of “prevention through education, outreach and volunteer compliance”.