The Benton County Sheriff's Office will offer courtesy vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Park Marina, at the west end of Columbia Park in Kennewick.
Marine Patrol deputies will conduct the inspections for your boat or personal watercraft. They also will answer any questions you might have on safety gear, equipment required to be on board and the legal operation of your vessel.
Boating-related citations will not be issued to anyone who brings their vessel to the marina for the courtesy inspection. Owners of vessels passing the safety inspection will be issued a 2011 inspection decal for their boat.