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Boater Safety

Annual Free Coast Guard Vessel Inspection


Whether your vessel is motor, wind or man powered, the Blackwater Pyrates -- in conjunction with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary – is sponsoring a free vessel safety check to the public at Carpenter’s Park and Russell Harbor boat landings in Milton.


Vessels passing the inspection will receive a one-year decal for the vessel acknowledging the pass.  The decal indicates to maritime law officers that the vessel conforms to minimum required safety regulations and thus avoiding a possible stop on the water for a safety check.


As this is not a law enforcement inspection, vessels not passing will be given a checklist of deficiencies, but not a citation.  Within reason and available resources, deficiencies will be corrected free of charge by the Blackwater Pyrates on the spot. 

In 2024, the Annual event takes place Saturday, May 18, 8am-1pm, Carpenter's Park, 5254 Munson Hwy, Milton.

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