Coast Guard offers free safety check

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer free safety inspections to boaters this Saturday at Station Menemsha. Auxiliary personnel will examine the vessel’s safety systems and offer advice on anything that should be replaced, improved, or added. Boaters will not be fined or reprimanded for any deficiencies; the program is designed to help boaters identify how they can enjoy recreational boating safely.

Boaters who want to take part in the safety inspections are invited to enter Menemsha harbor and tie up at the Coast Guard pier. Because of limited space, the auxiliary will not be inspecting boats that are hauled to the site on a trailer. For more information, call the Coast Guard at 508-645-2661.