Toledo Sail and Power Squadron

A Unit of the United States Power Squadrons 
Sail and Power Boating

America's Boating Club®

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A critical activity of the United States Power Squadrons is conducting Vessel Safety Checks. 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 is a 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 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 can be prepared to make this a positive encounter.

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Vessel Safety Check

The Toledo Power Squadron will periodically visit local marina's and ask boat owners to volunteer for a Vessel Safety check. Here are the upcoming dates and locations:

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If you can not be at one of these Marina's on the date's published, we would be happy to come visit you at your convenience! Please contact John Miga(419) 539-4253 to schedule a Vessel Safety Check of your vessel, or to set up a day for us to come out and offer to check many boats at your marina!

Online Vessel Safety Check
This fun, interactive program lets you find out if your boat or personal watercraft would pass a Vessel Safety Check, before you have one. It's easy and convenient to use!




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Last Updated: 03/09/2022