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Vessel Examination

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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.

Programs

  • Vessel safety check "blitzes"
  • Dockwalker programs
John P. Oleary, DSO-VE
John P. Oleary, DSO-VE

STAFF

  • John P. Oleary, DSO-VE
  • Herbert E. Thompson, ADSO-VE
  • Frank B. Boice, ADSO-VE
  • John M. Koutras, ADSO-VE
  • (As of 21 Mar 2017 08:21:53 CDT)

MISSION STATEMENT

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".