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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010

Coast Guard slated to offer free vessel safety checks

The U.S. Coast Guard Kenai Flotilla will conduct it's first of many annual free vessel safety checks beginning Saturday at the Fred Meyers parking lot. The vessel safety checks prepare boaters in making sure their vessel is in compliance with state and federal regulations. The examiners do no issue citations but the Coast Guard does. The Auxiliary offers suggestions that need to be corrected on recreational boats - free - no fines, no charges.

The vessel examiners checklist usually takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete per vessel owner. They cover areas such as proper display of numbers, registration/documentation, life vests on board and within easy reach, visual distress signals, fire extinguishers, navigation lights, marine radio, first aid kit, and other tips to ensure a successful marine experience.

For more information contact George Leighton at 776-8457, Stan Gerhauser at 776-2145, or John Janik at 252-5612.

Deaf resources available

The Independent Living Center would like to inform the deaf and hard of hearing community that a Sorenson Video Phone is available for use at 47255 Princeton Ave, Suite 8.

We also provide a toll free Interpreter referral line. Call today to schedule an appointment for an interpreter at 1-888-483-3404 or 398-1267. If you have any questions, call us at the ILC 262-6333.



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