05/24/12 - 7:48am
For the past two weeks, volunteer mariners have conducted free boat examinations on the Central Peninsula, marking the approach of Memorial Day weekend and boating season.
Members of the Kenai Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have examined various personal-use boats to determine if the boats meet federal and state requirements.
"We look for valid registration, personal flotation devices, fire extinguisher," said George Leighton, vice flotilla commander. "And depending on the vessel, we check for other requirements."