Vessel Safety Checks, May 27, Mayport, FL, St. Johns River, off the AICW
May 25, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Jacksonville
Office: (904) 714-7606/7607
After Hours: (305) 318-1864
Media Advisory: Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold vessel safety check demonstration in Jacksonville
WHO: Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
WHAT: A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel safety check demonstration
WHERE: Mayport Boat Ramp, 4870 Ocean St, Jacksonville, FL 32233-2428
WHEN: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP no later than noon Friday with Coast Guard Public Affairs at 305-318-1864.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to hold a vessel safety check demonstration Saturday for the media at Mayport Boat Ramp.
The event is being held as a part of National Safe Boating Week.
A VSC allows Auxiliarists to ensure a boat, kayak, canoe or even a paddleboard is seaworthy. Auxiliarists also check other equipment aboard, such as fire extinguishers and signal flares, to ensure their proper function and make recommendations to boaters on what they should have aboard.
This service is offered to the public for free. Anyone interested in scheduling a VSC can do so at the following link: http://cgaux.org/vsc/
National Safe Boating Week is an annual campaign held toward the end of May to reemphasize the importance of safe boating practices and the use of boating safety equipment. Events are held throughout the country to educate the boating public and offer boating advice.
For more information on NSBW, visit: http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/
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