BOAT INSPECTION PROGRAM LAUNCHES AT LAKE ARLINGTON
Lake Arlington boaters can now have their vessels inspected free
Beginning Saturday, March 23, 2013, the Dive/Swift water Rescue
Team of the Arlington Fire Department in partnership with the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to inspect boats
from 8 a.m. to Noon at Richard Simpson Park Boat Ramp at Lake
The inspection program is voluntary, and boats
earning the official Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check sticker can
apply to their insurance provider for a reduction in premiums.
“It’s our sixth year to provide this community with a service
designed to promote boater safety at Lake Arlington", said Captain
Randall of the Arlington Fire Department. "We want the people who
use Lake Arlington to have a positive experience when they come
here, and we want them to know we are looking out for their welfare.
If the vessel is in an unsafe condition, boaters run the risk of
having these problems ruin theirs or others weekend. The Vessel
Safety Check only takes about 10 minutes. We have an official Coast
Guard Auxiliary Representative on site to certify the inspection and
answer any questions boaters may have. We encourage boaters to take
advantage of this free service”.