Deputies are issuing Oregon State Marine Board stickers to watercraft that pass the inspection.
The U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary was also on hand to provide a vessel safety check for equipment required on Federal waters.
“Its just an environment where we got a little bit more time to spend with someone, we can do things a little bit more in depth, or if they’re in a hurry we can just check the boat out real quick, get their safety gear out, slap a sticker on it and send them out on the road,” Deputy Ian Lance said.
Deputies are verifying registration and making sure boats are equipped with safety equipment like life jackets, a sound producing device like a horn or whistle, and a fire extinguisher.
If you weren’t able to make it on Sunday, deputies will be doing inspections again next weekend. The Sheriff’s Office is doing the checks from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Marine Patrol Office at 620 Antelope Rd. No appointment is required.
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