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Vessel Safety Check

The 2017 USPS Vessel Safety Check
				DecalThe Mid-Hudson Power Squadron is proud to participate in the Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Program; a joint service from the U.S. Coast Guard, The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons®.

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 (VE) is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons® or the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The VE will also make certain recommendations and discuss safety issues that will make you a safer boater.

The VE will supply you with a copy the evaluation form so that you may follow the suggestions given. Vessels that pass will be able to display the distinctive VSC decal. This does not exempt you from law enforcement boarding, but you can be prepared to make it a positive experience.

To schedule a VSC, contact MHPS Vessel Examiner (Ulster & Dutchess Counties, NY), or find another local Vessel Examiner at

Preparing for Your Vessel Safety Check

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