- Vessel Safety Check-VSC
  - Required Equipment
      - PFDs
      - Distress Signals
      - Fire Extinguishers
      - Lights and Sounds
      - Other Equipment
  - Local Notice to Mariners
  - Cooperative Charting
  - Flags
  - Aids to Navigation
Comm. Involvement
  - Public Boating Classes
  - Safe Boating Week
  - Environmental Issues

  - Boat Shows
  - Parades
  - Safety Demonstrations
  - Blessing of the Fleet

Useful Info.
  - Pump Out Facilities
  - Coast Guard Stations
  - Town Offices
  - Alphabet Soup
  - Links / Contacts




Links that appear on the following ever growing list should not be interpreted as an endorsement and are added for informational purposes only. Boaters should determine on an individual basis if developing a relationship with any organization, government agencies, businesses or other groups or individuals listed is appropriate for their own needs. Listings may be added or removed at the sole discretion of PBPS.

FCC Ships Station (Marine Radio) License Info and Application
includes MMSI number for DSC
     (License not required if you stay within US boarders)
MMSI # assignment for DSC without FCC Ships Station license
(If you don't get a number the DSC function on your VHF is worthless)
EPIRB registration (Rescuers needs info to match the EPIRB to the boat)

County Government web
United States Coast Guard (We are in the 1st District)
     Main Site
     Boating Safety Site
     Aids to Navigation
NOAA Northeast sea buoys/weather stations
NOAA Office of Coast Survey Chart Site (Charts on demand)
BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center
Sea Scouts
Sea, Inlet and Bay Conditions for L.I. Including some web cams
Block Island - Great Salt Pond web cam
Peconic Bay Keeper
Long Island Maritime Museum
Bone Yard Boats - Do you have the time & skill to save an old boat?

NYS-DEC Bureau of Marine Resources
205 North Belle Meade Road, Ste. 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Peconic Estuary Program Office
Office of Ecology, County Center, Riverhead, NY 11901
New York Sea Grant
146 Suffolk, Hall, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5002
The Association for Marine Industries
PO Box 682, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0682
(631) 828-6145