FREE vessel safety checks offered at Lake Red Rock

Rock Island District
Published May 13, 2022
Corey Deck, vice commander Flotilla 64, Coast Guard Auxiliary, checks the expiration date of flares during a vessel safety check at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)

Corey Deck, vice commander Flotilla 64, Coast Guard Auxiliary, checks the expiration date of flares during a vessel safety check at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Oregon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offering free vessel safety checks at Lake Red Rock’s Whitebreast Boat Ramp Saturday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the overflow parking lot. No preregistration is needed to attend.   

Trained U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary inspectors will offer the complimentary and optional safety checks to ensure vessels are ready for the water. Items inspected will include life jackets, registration and numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, fire extinguishers, distress signals, and battery cover and connections. The process will take about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the boat. In many cases, boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a vessel safety check every year. Boat owners should check with their insurance provider to determine if they qualify.

For more information, contact the Lake Red Rock Project Office at 641-828-7522 or via email at lakeredrock@usace.army.mil.


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Release no. 22-012