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000 NOUS41 KBUF 251220 PNSBUF NYZ001>008-010>014-019>021-085-260030- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Buffalo NY 820 AM EDT Wed May 25 2022 ...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK CONTINUES... The National Weather Service in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council has declared May 21 through May 27 2022 National Safe Boating Week to help promote safe boating practices across the Great Lakes and on inland lakes and waterways. Today`s topic is a Vessel Safety Check. This boating season, take advantage of the Vessel Safety Check program. This is a free, no risk service provided in your area by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. 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 vessel`s overall condition. Even if you pay careful attention to safety, dangerous mechanical problems can crop up on the best maintained boat. That`s why the U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boats, including personal watercraft, get a free Vessel Safety Check every 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 and your passengers on the water. If the vessel meets all requirements, the examiner will award a Vessel Safety Check decal. If your vessel fails to receive a Vessel Safety Check decal, no law enforcement action will be taken and the examiner will provide a list of items for correction. For more information about boating safety visit weather.gov/safety/safeboating-week and safeboatingcampaign.com $$

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