Vessel Safety Checks Available on Sunday, July 28, 2019
Submitted by: Louise Lisac
Is your boat water ready??? Does it carry all the required equipment to keep you and your passengers safe? Do you know what safety items are required by Ohio Boating Laws? It’s a good idea to find out before it’s too late. Why not consider participating in a Vessel Safety Check scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019 at the docks by the Clubhouse?
Your Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club is coordinating this event with our ODNR representative. This is a great opportunity to have your boat checked to ensure all is in order. The ODNR representative will board your boat and validate you are in compliance with all required safety items. If your boat is found to be in compliance, you will be given a safety sticker you can put on your boat letting everyone know your vessel was inspected and found to be in order. No fines will be imposed and you have an opportunity to correct the findings. If you are lacking anything, what better way to find out before you are subject to any fines or worse yet… you discover something is missing during an emergency situation.
This is a completely voluntary exercise. The process will begin around noon and take about 20 minutes for each boat. We are asking that you RSVP your intention by sending and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Association Office at 440-563-3170. Please include your name, your email and/or your phone number. We will let you know what time you should be present for your vessel check.
In order to prepare for this and even if you are unable to attend, you may want to check the following website which provides a list of Safety items required for your particular boat. https://www.usps.org/national/vsc/formtool_files/a7012.pdf
My thanks to the Roaming Shores Citizens Preparedness Club and to Roaming Shores Police Chief, Will Roskos for coordinating this event. We hope to have a full afternoon so send your RSVP as soon as possible! You may also email the club with any questions you have.