The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Oak Island, has resumed offering free vessel safety checks. A vessel safety check is now available by appointment. At this time, vessel safety checks are limited to open cockpit vessels. Vessel owners should anticipate about a one-week period between requesting the appointment and the actual vessel examination.

The vessel examiner will be wearing a mask and will maintain safe social distancing throughout the vessel safety check.

To schedule an appointment, go to the Flotilla 10-05 website and follow the prompts to schedule a vessel safety check.

www.Flotilla10-05.org and click on vessel safety check