Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 054-22-07

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 054-22-07 Welcome to the Flotilla 22-07 page. USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 054-22-07 is part of a uniformed civilian volunteer service organization that aims to serve the general boating public by providing public education courses, assist with search and rescue missions, conduct marine safety patrols, support regattas and marine events, and offer free vessel safety checks for recreational boaters.
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Flotilla 22-07 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Flying Point Park, 511 Kennard Ave, Edgewood, MD 21040.

Operating as usual

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06/29/2021

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Law enforcement officers across the country will be on heightened alert for those in violation of boating under the influence laws as part of the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, July 2 – 4, 2021. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related incidents and fatalities. #ODW21 Read more: https://buff.ly/3gYxXP5

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post
06/29/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post

06/28/2021

Signs of bad weather approaching for boaters:
- Flat clouds getting lower and thicker;
- Puffy, vertically rising clouds getting higher;
- Dark, threatening clouds, especially to the west/southwest;
- A sudden drop in temperature;
- A halo around the sun or moon;
- Increasing wind or a sudden change in wind direction;
- Flashes on the horizon;
- Seas becoming heavy;
- Heavy AM radio static, which can indicate nearby thunderstorm activity.

If caught in severe weather, the Coast Guard advises:
- Reduce speed to the minimum that allows continued headway;
- Make sure everyone on board is wearing their life jacket;
- Turn on running lights;
- If possible, head for nearest safe-to-approach shore;
- Head boat into waves at a 45-degree angle;
- Keep bilges free of water;
- Seat passengers on the bottom of the boat, near the centerline
- If the engine fails, deploy a sea anchor (or bucket if there’s no sea anchor aboard) from the bow;
- Anchor the boat if necessary.

Text from Discover Boating and Image from Operation Dry Water

06/28/2021

Are you a boat or paddlecraft operator or owner? Do you have the minimum safety equipment on your vessel to meet your state and federal requirements? βš“

The U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary recommend that all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft and paddlecraft users πŸ›Ά, take advantage of the free Vessel Safety Check program every year.

The Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is performed at your boat – whether in a slip, at the launch ramp, or in your driveway – by a certified Vessel Examiner, at a mutually-convenient time. There is no penalty for not passing and you will learn what safety equipment is needed.

βœ… To sign up for a free VSC in your area, please visit http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=vessel-safety-check

Our # 1 recommendation? Always wear a life jacket while underway!

#safeboating
#uscgaux
#USCG

Photo Illustration: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Examiner conducting a VSC on a trailered boat on the Oregon Coast. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo/ illustration by Deborah Heldt Cordone, AUXPA1.

06/26/2021

Are you familiar with Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)?

"Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) is a unique 9 digit number that is assigned to an individual vessel. It is entered into DSC (Digital Selective Calling) radios and AIS (Automatic Identification System) units used on that vessel. Similar to a cell phone number, your MMSI number is your unique calling number for DSC radios or an AIS unit. The information provided when obtaining an MMSI number is transferred into the U.S. Coast Guard's national distress database for use in emergency situations."

Do you marine radios have an MMSI? Obtain an MMSI number at https://www.boatus.com/products-and-services/membership/mmsi

Image and quoted text from BoatUS.

06/26/2021

Summer weather does not necessarily mean the beach is a safe place to swim. Dangerous rip currents can create hazardous waters any time of year. They are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore.

How do you escape rip currents?
Don't panic, stay afloat, yell for help, swim parallel to the shore. Do not exhaust yourself fighting the current.

Be prepared before going out and check weather forecasts and surf zone conditions. Swim only with a lifeguard present. Don't swim alone. Consider wearing a life jacket.

For more information, visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent

06/24/2021

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary serves as the volunteer component of the #USCGWorkforce. Thank you to all our dedicated members for the services you perform and the time you selflessly contribute.

#USCGR #RESERVE #USCGAUX

06/23/2021

Happy 82nd birthday to the USCG Auxiliary! We have continued our mission despite a global pandemic and other obstacles in our path. We look forward to many more years of joint service with our active and reserve counterparts. Let's gear up and celebrate our accomplishments!

06/23/2021

It's your birthday, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary! Thank you for all you do for the #USCG and the nation. #SemperParatus #GoCoastGuard

06/23/2021

Happy Summer! Happy Boating!

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The long days of summer are here and it is a great time to be on the water! Summer is the busiest boating season of the year.

Please remember to play it safe and always were a life jacket while underway!

Other tips include: have a free vessel safety check and take a boating safety class.

Free Vessels Safety Checks: http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=i-want-a-vsc

Boating Safety Education: http://cgaux.org/boatinged/

06/23/2021

HAPPY 82nd ANNIVERSARY U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY!

For the past 82 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served our nation, selflessly volunteering to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. Our main goal is recreational boating safety and education, while acting as the foremost force multiplier in support of various Coast Guard authorized missions.

The past twelve months have presented us with challenges and comradery, and we have persevered! Our volunteerism continues to be generous and our bonds are strong, anchored in the core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.

Thank you to all our dedicated members for the services you perform and the time you selflessly contribute.

And thank you for sharing this year's Auxiliary Anniversary celebration. We look forward to the next twelve months with optimism and energy!

Semper Paratus!

06/16/2021

As many record breaking temperatures continue throughout the nation, remember to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, especially when outdoors and on the water.

Stay hydrated.

Take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded area.

Wear appropriate, breathable, light-colored, and loose-fitted clothing.

Infographic from the CDC.

06/14/2021

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² Happy Flag Day! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing Flag Day on June 14.

National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress in 1949. See Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, Β§ 110.

Photo: Fantail of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ALDER during Coast Guard celebration in Grand Haven, Michigan. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by TJ Wilkinson, AUXPA1. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

06/12/2021

While many places throughout the nation are experiencing higher than normal temperatures, let's talk about dehydration. It is important to replenish lost fluids, especially when out on the water or outdoors. Drink plenty of water and also replenish those electrolytes!

#boatingsafety #heatwave #HeatRelatedIllnesses

06/09/2021

Today is World Oceans Day! 🌊

Did you know that helping ensure a rich, diverse and sustainable ocean environment is an important Coast Guard mission?

The Coast Guard is a federal agency that protects our oceans and the marine life that inhabits it. They enforce domestic and international fisheries laws and take other actions and protections. The Coast Guard Auxiliary also responds to marine life in need, as well as disabled or abandoned boats polluting our waters.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Deborah Heldt Cordone, AUXPA1.

06/09/2021

The air may be hot, but the water is cold! Temperatures may be rising, but cold water safety is still important to remember. You can get hypothermia in any temperature of water. There is no set time for when hypothermia can set in, but the colder the water, the quicker it happens.

Infographic from the US National Weather Service Las Vegas Nevada/U.S. National Weather Service (NWS).

Photos from Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail's post
06/07/2021

Photos from Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail's post

06/06/2021

As temperatures begin to rise, recognize any and all heat related illness signs and symptoms. These can arise quickly from being out in the sun and heat. Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay sober.

#boatsafety #firstaid #heatexhaustion #heatstroke

Infographic from the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS).

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post
06/01/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post

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06/01/2021

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#MyCG Summer fun is synonymous with safety during #NationalSafeBoatingWeek. As Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of a busy recreational boating season, the Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary provide training and inspection of boats big and small.

The National Safe Boating Council in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has designated May 22-27 as the annual National Safe Boating Week (NSBW).

Read more at MyCG - http://ow.ly/qfwp50EUZa1

06/01/2021

Today on Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those military members who gave their lives in service to our Nation. Their legacy of extraordinary service and sacrifice will always be honored, they will never be forgotten.

Photo by Petty Officer Second Class Lisa Ferdinando, USCG.

Photos from Go Coast Guard's post
05/30/2021

Photos from Go Coast Guard's post

05/30/2021

Two rescued from Middle River boat collision.....

Just after 7pm MET 21 overheard conversation on VHF channel 16 about a vessel collision in the mouth of the Middle River. Within minutes the assignment was dispatched. On arrival MU 217 recieved word from the tow boat on scene that two priority patient were still in the cabin of the boat. Two EMT's from Marine Emergency Team 21 initiated basic life support and prepared the patients for transport. Shortly after, Marine Unit 268 from MET 26 arrived and the first patient was loaded and transfered to waiting EMS at Bowleys Marina. Marine Unit 217 continued to stabilize the second patient and then transported to waiting EMS at Bowleys Marina. Both patients were transported to area Trauma Centers in critical condition.

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
05/30/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

Timeline Photos
05/29/2021

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In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. We understand that no one can control the weather or other boaters, but we can make sure we have the proper equipment and we're making the best decisions when we go out on the water. Please be safe this boating season! #safeboating

05/29/2021

Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish actions for boaters to take to avoid a collision. Every boat owner should have a copy. Always maintain a proper lookout and safe speed for existing conditions.

Timeline Photos
05/28/2021

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05/27/2021

Today is the first day of National Safe Boating Week! During the week of May 22- 28, we will be sharing tips for safe boating. Safe Boating Tips for Today: Take a Boating Safety Course (http://cgaux.org/boatinged/) and get a FREE Vessel Safety Check (http://cgaux.org/vsc/).

05/27/2021

Make sure you wear your lifejacket whenever you're on the water. #safeboating

05/27/2021

Boat Safe. Boat Smart. Boat Sober. βš“

05/27/2021

The glare and heat of the sun, the motion of the vessel caused by wind and waves, and the noise and vibration of the engine all have a large impact on your body. These natural stressors make you tire more rapidly, regardless of your age or fitness level. Be aware and take care!

Timeline Photos
05/27/2021

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In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. We understand that no one can control the weather or other boaters, but we can make sure we have the proper equipment and we're making the best decisions when we go out on the water. Please be safe this boating season! #safeboating

05/27/2021

Before getting underway and during your voyage, check the weather from various sources. Enjoy the ever-changing environment, but keep a β€œweather eye”. Watch for storms, waves, tide, winds, cold and heat. Conditions on the water can quickly change. Be prepared for any scenario and expect the unexpected.

05/23/2021

We believe that life jackets save lives! Do you? Take this pledge and promise to protect yourself, your family and friends by always wearing a life jacket while boating and paddling!

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