U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer free vessel safety checks on July 7

[Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary]

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering free vessel safety checks for recreational boats of all kinds on Friday, July 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Manteo public docks.

Vessel safety checks will be offered at the public docks by the Manteo Lighthouse, pictured above. [Submitted]
Boat owners will receive a vessel safety check decal recognized by all government agencies. In addition to power and sail boats, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will inspect and discuss safety issues for kayaks and other paddlecraft.

Those who offer their boats for a vessel safety check will be also be entered in a drawing fora free hang gliding lesson for two courtesy of Kitty Hawk Kites.

Find the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the public docks by the Manteo Lighthouse, and stick around after your inspection to enjoy the First Friday event in Downtown Manteo!

To learn more about the vessel safety check program or to schedule a home visit, check out their website at cgauxobx.org and click the “Vessel Safety Check” link.