Category: Vessel Examiners

On November 22, 2013 the CG Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety approved the CG Auxiliary Life Jacket Loaner Program Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines. The goal of this program is to increase life jacket wear during water based activities… more »
The New VSC Decal Distribution release letter and SOP have been posted in the MEMBERS ONLY area of the V-Dept website.Source [William J. Howard, DVC-VC] more »
For Safety's Sake Volume VI, Issue 2 Summer 2013 Released! Articles in this Issue: 'Ready Set Wear It!' Sets New World Record; Safety on the Great Lakes; Boating Safety Statistics 2012; Vessel Safety Check "Saves the Day" for a Bassmaster Elite Series An… more »
Articles in this Issue: Vessel Safety Check Starts With Coast Guard Commander's Personal Boat; National V-Directorate "Recreational Boating Safety Alert Notice"; SafetySeal.Net Moves to a New Home; Questions and Answers – The Q&A Tool on the National… more »
This VSC Decal Announcement document describes in detail the ordering procedure and our allotment formula for each flotilla of "last year's passed VSC's + 10% overage". Click Here for Order Form more »
The 2013 VE/PV Workshops are now available. These are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and can be downloaded from the V-DEPT Web Site. Click here for the 2013 workshops. Please spread the word to your training officers and VE and PV officers. Sou… more »
A rule making effort is currently underway to revise the domestic regulations of 33 CFR 151 (APPS) to accurately reflect U.S. requirements under a revised MARPOL Annex V. The international MARPOL requirements go into effect on 1 January 2013, but domest… more »
This RBS Alert Notice is to clarify the role of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadrons Vessel Examiners (VEs). Please download the PDF file from the link below and pass it on to all VEs that you know.… more »
The Recreational Boating Statistics for 2011 have been released. I'd encourage everyone to click on the link to the Adobe Acrobat file provided below from Frank Jennings, USCG Office of Boating Safety. Our members should become familiar with these statis… more »
National Commodore James E. Vass, Jr. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly L. Townsend as Director of the National Department of Vessel Examination and Recreational Boating Safety Visitation. Kelly was previously Division Chief, Liaison Divisi… more »
Great News, the West Marine VSC discount coupon will be continuing in 2012. While this is not an endorsement of West Marine, they do provide a great service to the boater. As in the past, the coupon is only for safety items to pass the VSC. West Mar… more »
Due to a number of questions arising about this issue, we felt it necessary to distribute this notice to all qualified USCG Auxiliary Vessel Examiners. The Auxiliary National Supply Center has received numerous requests for the "Combination VSC/If-Found… more »
Flotilla Training Officers get your new members involved with the VE program as early as possible with the VE BOOT CAMP - A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW which is a great tool to use to introduce new members to the Vessel Examiner Program. This is a great PowerPo… more »
The newest edition of For Safety's Sake, Volume I - 2012 has been released. This new issue was released on February 24th and is available for downloading from the V Departments Newsletter page at In this issue is:… more »
The 2012 VE / PV Workshops Are Available are now available for download on our website. These are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and can be downloaded from this web page: Please spread the word to your trainin… more »