During an examination the Vessel Examiner will look at:
- Registration and vessel numbers
- Navigation lights
- Anchor & line
- Life Jackets
- Fire extinguishers
- Sound producing device
- Flame arrestors and ventilation (if required)
- No oil in bilge
- General safe boat condition
Visit the Virtual VSC page and do a self-evaluation of your own boat, this is just between you and your boat. You may then ask for a Vessel Examiner to contact you for an actual VSC! Contact PDC Jeff McKinney, JN, VE Chair,and he will help coordinate a Vessel Safety Check, or you can request support by going to the I Want a VSC page and enter your ZIP Code to contact an examiner near you.
Please see the USPS Vessel Examination page for additional information.