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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1254 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...VESSEL SAFETY CHECK...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL.

THIS BOATING SEASON...MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE
VESSEL SAFETY CHECK PROGRAM...A FREE...NO RISK...SERVICE PROVIDED
IN YOUR AREA BY THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILLIARY AND THE
UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS. A QUALIFIED VESSEL EXAMINER WILL
CONDUCT AN INSPECTION OF ALL THE REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT
CARRIED OR INSTALLED ON A VESSEL AND CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE
VESSELLS OVERALL CONDITION. EVEN IF YOU PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION
TO SAFETY...DANGEROUS MECHANICAL PROBLEMS CAN CROP UP ON THE
BEST MAINTAINED BOAT. THATS WHY THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
RECOMMENDS THAT ALL RECREATIONAL BOATS...INCLUDING PERSONAL
WATERCRAFT...GET A FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECK EACH YEAR.

A VESSEL SAFETY CHECK IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT CONDITIONS
THAT MIGHT PUT YOU IN VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS OR...
WORSE...CREATE AN UNSAFE CONDITION FOR YOU OR YOUR PASSENGERS
ON THE WATER.

BE PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCY WHEN YOU ARE AFLOAT. GET A FREE
VESSEL SAFEY CHECK TO ENSURE THAT YOUR VESSEL COMPLIES WITH BOTH
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS. IF THE VESSEL MEETS ALL
REQUIREMENTS...THE EXAMINER WILL AWARD A VESSEL SAFETY CHECK
DECAL. IF YOUR VESSEL FAILS TO RECEIVE A DECAL...NO LAW
ENFORCEMENT ACTION IS TAKEN AND THE EXAMINER WILL PROVIDE A LIST
OF ITEMS FOR CORRECTION. TO LEARN MORE...VISIT THE NATIONAL
SAFE BOATING COUNCIL ONLINE...AT HTTP://WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING
COUNCIL.

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LOMBARDY






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