Coast Guard kicks off boating safety week

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - National Safe Boating Week is from May 18 to May 24. Lowcountry boating officials are reminding you to double Check your boats before you head out on the water.

SCDNR and The U.S Coast Guard say it’s vital that you have life vests for all passengers on board.

On Saturday May 18th, the Charleston sector of the Coast Guard is hosting an open house for the public to learn more about boat safety.

Boaters can have any safety equipment inspected and they can schedule a free vessel safety check.

The event is free. It takes place at 196 Tradd St., Charleston, SC from 10 a.m- 2 p.m

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