Coast Guard offers vessel checks ahead of National Safe Boating Week

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The U.S. Coast Guard is making sure vessel operators stay safe on the water with vessel checks. The Coast Guard offered the safety checks ahead of National Safe Boating Week. Officials say they are making sure boaters meet new law requirements, like having an emergency cut-off switch. The switch is built into certain boats under 26 feet that are made after April 2021. Boats made before that are required to add the switch.