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Vessel Safety

USCGAUX Vessel Safety Checks

The Vessel Safety Check is a complimentary check of your boat conducted by members of the Auxiliary, confirming that it meets both federal and state requirements for safety.
No citations are issued and the results of the safety check are not reported to any enforcement agency, but a decal is awarded to display if the vessel has passed the examination.

- For those in the Brigantine area, contact us at to arrange a Vessel Safety Check at a local marina or the public boat ramp located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Avenue

An example of some of the items checked include:

Life Jackets

Registration and numbering

Navigation lights


Fire extinguishers

Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)

USCG Safe Boating App

New Jersey State Police


All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard or State Police.
The Vessel Safety Check gives you a risk-free way to check that you meet the legal minimums and to potentially avoid a citation later.

  • Visit - A website devoted exclusively to the Vessel Safety Check program co-sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons.


Boating Safety Links :

New Jersey State Police – Marine Services: