United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
Boating Safety Division
Volumes of information under Boating Safety
including safety brochures, recall
notices, port closures, boating safety courses and how to have your vessel checked.
USCG Boating Safety Circulars:
Boating Safety Circulars
The Coast Guard periodically publishes important notices for the boating public in publications called "Boating Safety Circulars." Content includes advisories about newly identified boating hazards, information on boat
defects and recalls, rules and regulations
for recreational boats, and other news and information of interest to the boating community.
USCG Recalls Database:
Are you wondering about the safety record
of a boat
you own or plan to purchase
? The U.S. Coast Guard maintains a database on all manufacturer recalls of recreational boats and related equipment
that are due to safety defects and non-compliance. Safety defects are considered to be conditions that can cause failure without warning and that create a substantial risk of personal injury. Use this handy resource to find out whether there have been safety concerns you should know about for a specific recreational boat. [NOT easily searchable]