Safety

Vessel Safety Check

2014 VSC DecalA 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.

Please contact any of the following Hempstead Bay Power Squadron members to schedule your Vessel Safety Check.

P/C Ossie L. Jones, Jr., AP     718 662-9955

Gerald P. Kenna, S       516 582-0265

P/D/C Alvin J. Wellander, AP     516 293-7773

P/C Anna M. Wellander, AP      516 293-7773

D/Lt/C Neil F. Phillips, JN     516 652-3554

New York State Boater’s Guide

BoatersGuide2014This is a summary of New York boating laws issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. It provides a good overview of New York boating laws, required safety equipment, licensure requirements, and other important information.