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Safe boaters get VSCs

Safe boating doesn’t just happen. It comes about through education.

USPS members are “ambassadors of safe boating,” so it’s important that we share our knowledge with others. Talk to your fellow boaters about the educational opportunities and discounts available to USPS members.

And while you’re at it, tell them how important it is to have a yearly vessel safety check. I encourage all USPS members to get a VSC to ensure they have at least the minimum safety equipment on board. Of course, no one can guarantee you won’t have an accident aboard, but a solid USPS boating education and a vessel safety check go a long way toward making the waters safe for everyone.

Your squadron VSC chairman can put you in touch with a local vessel examiner, or click here to find an examiner near you. – Robert Ball

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