US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47-02 Green Bay, WI

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47-02 Green Bay, WI Until 2018, one of only a few Auxiliary-operated stations in the US. Auxiliarists perform duties around and over 265 sq nautical miles of Green Bay waters
(2)

Flotilla 47-02 is one of a select few remaining AUXOP (Auxiliary-operated) Stations in the United States. Green Bay auxiliarists perform operational coxswain, crew, and watchstanding duties, in accordance with USCG regulations. Green Bay's area of responsibility (AOR), which covers approximately 265 square nautical miles, extends from the Fox River on the southern end to the Second County Park (just north of Oconto on the west side of the Bay of Green Bay), to Sugar Creek County Park on the east side of the Bay of Green Bay.

Mission: Traditional missions include: 1. Teaching PUBLIC EDUCATION classes 2. Conducting courtesy VESSEL EXAMINATIONS 3. Visiting established MARINE DEALER businesses 4. Promoting safe boating practices at PUBLIC EVENTS 5. Sponsoring ACADEMY INTRODUCTION MISSIONS (AIM) candidates 6. Enjoying the BENEFITS OF AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP

Operating as usual

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit
10/23/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit

In recent days Sector Detroit has been receiving a rash of uncorrelated maydays involving a child saying "Coast Guard" over channel 16. The United States Coast Guard treats these cases as distress until we prove otherwise. This has resulted in wasted time and money needlessly searching in the vicinity of Anchor Bay in Lake St. Clair after determining no distress.

Sector Detroit would like to remind mariners to secure their radios on their boats when not in the water and be cognizant of any children playing on or near vessels that may be trailered in a driveway or marina parking lot.

With more than 50 drownings this year, 2020 is the most deadly Lake Michigan has seen in a long time. More swimmers, and...
10/04/2020

With more than 50 drownings this year, 2020 is the most deadly Lake Michigan has seen in a long time. More swimmers, and a lack of awareness about the dangers, combined to create the sad statistic. #WearIt

A great example of Team Coast Guard at work!
10/04/2020

A great example of Team Coast Guard at work!

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter aircrew located a 75 year-old man today, who was reported overdue at about 8 pm Wednesday on a 14-foot boat.

The aircrew vectored in US Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Ga who removed the man and transferred the tow to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary shallow-response boat out of Georgia. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
#ReadyRelevantResponsive

Be aware of the heavy barge activity near the channel between Cat and Grassy Islands.  These photos were taken from our ...
09/27/2020

Be aware of the heavy barge activity near the channel between Cat and Grassy Islands. These photos were taken from our training patrol Sunday afternoon. (USCG AUX photos by Division PA Officer Kevin Osgood)

The water here is now deadly cold. Knowing some basic cold water immersion principles can greatly increase your chances ...
09/26/2020

The water here is now deadly cold. Knowing some basic cold water immersion principles can greatly increase your chances of survival. Although the times are approximate, in general you should try to remember the 1-10-1 Principle. The 1-10-1 Principle of Cold Water
0-1 minute........COLD SHOCK / RAPID BREATHING
In 10 minutes...LOSS OF MUSCLE CONTROL
In 1 hour...........HYPOTHERMIA
More @ https://www.weather.gov/safety/coldwater

Congratulations to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year. Michael A. Barth of First District-Southern Region (D1-...
09/26/2020

Congratulations to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year. Michael A. Barth of First District-Southern Region (D1-SR), Flotilla 5-11 in Upper Manhattan, New York! Worthy to note that a Great Lakes Auxiliarist, Robert E. Kumpf, Jr. of Ninth District-Western Region, Flotilla 31-7 in Grand Valley, Michigan was recognized with honorable mention and congratulated for his outstanding performance and achievement. Bravo Zulu to both!

We are extremely excited and pleased to announce that our very own Vice Flotilla Commander, Auxiliarist Michael A. Barth, was selected as the top Coast Guard Auxiliarist in the nation. Earlier this week, Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, called Mr. Barth to deliver the news that he was selected as the 2019 Auxiliarist of the Year.

The ALCOAST message announcing the award touches on the many program areas Mr. Barth has influenced, including his work on creating and expanding relationships with partner agencies, support of Coast Guard cutters, serving as awards coordinator, and advancing Coast Guard diversity and public affairs efforts, among many other initiatives and achievements. Last year, Mr. Barth logged over 2,000 hours of volunteer service. The ALCOAST message may be found here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2a29171?reqfrom=share

Given the current COVID-19 environment, Mr. Barth will receive formal commendation in person at a later date to adhere to social distancing guidance.

Bravo zulu, Mr. Barth! We are immensely proud!

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary USCG Auxiliary First Coast Guard District (SR) U.S. Coast Guard New York U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division New York City

09/21/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

Being Semper Paratus shows its worth day in and day out... Bravo Zulu Sector St. Pete!

This video shows our members in U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg embarking seven people in distress from a 20-foot capsized vessel. Take a look at this impressive rescue.

#Ready #Relevant #Responsive

Going fishing?  Keep water temps top of mind.
09/21/2020

Going fishing? Keep water temps top of mind.

Thursday the water temperature in Green Bay was 63, Lake Michigan is even colder, and both are getting colder every day....
09/18/2020

Thursday the water temperature in Green Bay was 63, Lake Michigan is even colder, and both are getting colder every day.

Knowing some basic cold water immersion principles can greatly increase your chances of survival. Although the times are approximate, in general you should try to remember the 1-10-1 Principle.

The 1-10-1 Principle of Cold Water

0-1 minute........COLD SHOCK / RAPID BREATHING
In 10 minutes...LOSS OF MUSCLE CONTROL
In 1 hour...........HYPOTHERMIA

1 Minute to Control Your Breathing

You have one minute after being submerged in water to get your breathing under control and realize what has happened. This is due to the “cold shock” of the water temperature -- which causes involuntary gasping, making it hard to catch your breath. If breathing isn’t controlled immediately, the possibility of drowning drastically increases. Many people hyperventilate, faint, and drown before they are able to calm down their breathing.

10 Minutes of Muscle Control

After gaining your awareness, your body has about 10 minutes of meaningful movement. After that, it’s likely the cold water temperatures will cause a loss of control over hands, arms, and legs -- and you won’t be able to swim. Movement will deplete your energy faster and increase heat loss.

1 Hour until Hypothermia

There is approximately one hour until hypothermia will set in. Hypothermia is a condition in which the body loses heat faster than it can produce it -- this can cause violent shivering, unconsciousness, or cardiac arrest. Keep in mind that most cold water deaths occur well before this point -- only those wearing a life jacket will survive longer than 10 minutes in most cases.

To prove this point USCG 2017 boating accident statistics show out of the 110 accidents that occurred in water temperatures of 40-49 degrees there were 50 deaths. This means 45% of these accidents had a fatality. Compare this with the 1420 accidents when the water temperature was 70-79 degrees and there were 173 fatalities. With the warmer water temperatures the fatality probability drops to 12% of accidents.

#WearIt

Our flotilla meetings have continued despite the challenges... this is where we plan our efforts to keep Recreational Bo...
09/18/2020

Our flotilla meetings have continued despite the challenges... this is where we plan our efforts to keep Recreational Boating Safety top of every boater’s mind! Consider joining our effort, and our team!

Going fishing?  Taking the kids? Kids learn how to boat safely from adults so do the right thing and wear your life jack...
09/12/2020

Going fishing? Taking the kids? Kids learn how to boat safely from adults so do the right thing and wear your life jacket. It truly sets an example for life.

09/12/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

Semper Paratus...

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter TARPON & Station Mayport’s 45ft Response Boat-Medium conducted 2 boat training in #Jacksonville recently. This training affords the #Mayport crew to practice towing evolutions with a vessel on the larger end of their towing capabilities.

Thank you to BM2 Rupp for sharing the aerial footage.

Great training opportunity to remain Semper Paratus!
#USCG #AlwaysReady #Relevant #Responsive

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 095-47 Green Bay
09/11/2020

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 095-47 Green Bay

We Remember. September 11, 2001.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent Danz was a New York City police officer with the Emergency Services Unit in the Bronx, and Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo was a New York City firefighter for Rescue 5 on Staten Island when two planes struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Danz and Palazzo, both Coast Guard reservists, were killed aiding victims at the scene.

Suamico Firefighters Volunteer Association
09/11/2020

Suamico Firefighters Volunteer Association

On this day... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights.

2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning.

343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift.
60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol.

8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift.

1 fire patrol went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift.

None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001.

In one single moment life may never be the same.

As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

September 11, 2001 🇺🇸 Never Forget.
09/11/2020

September 11, 2001 🇺🇸 Never Forget.

Ensure that two people can safely and competently operate the boat. This person should be well-acquainted with your boat...
09/09/2020

Ensure that two people can safely and competently operate the boat. This person should be well-acquainted with your boat’s handling, operations, and general boating safety. #OpDryWater

Bravo Zulu to the Station Sheboygan boat crew for outstanding effort this morning!
09/08/2020

Bravo Zulu to the Station Sheboygan boat crew for outstanding effort this morning!

This morning, our crew responded to a report of a man that was stuck by the Sheboygan North Pier Lighthouse with no way to return because of the large surf crashing over the pier.

The crew launched and once on scene discovered over six foot seas crashing over the pier. They then devised a plan to safely get the man onto the Response Boat Medium. The crew passed him a personal flotation device and were able to assist him onto the boat, where they transported him back to the Station.

This serves as a reminder to everyone that enjoys walking the piers in all of our AOR that water conditions can be very dangerous and it is extremely important to look at weather and water conditions before walking on the piers.

Great job, crew!

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 095-47 Green Bay
09/05/2020

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 095-47 Green Bay

While having fun in the sun over the Labor Day holiday weekend, play it safe by wearing a life jacket. Assign someone as a water watcher to watch children constantly while in, on, or near the water! Make sure the watcher knows drowning is silent and can happen in seconds.

Safety on the water starts with YOU! You’ve got this! 😎 Safe Boating Campaign #labordayweekend #realboaterswearit
09/05/2020

Safety on the water starts with YOU! You’ve got this! 😎 Safe Boating Campaign #labordayweekend #realboaterswearit

Congrats to Tom Mullally, the USCG Auxiliary’s newest Deputy National Commodore, Atlantic West.
09/03/2020

Congrats to Tom Mullally, the USCG Auxiliary’s newest Deputy National Commodore, Atlantic West.

Congrats to Tom Mullally, the USCG Auxiliary’s newest Deputy National Commodore, Atlantic West! We were honored to participate in your swearing in this morning and are especially honored to work alongside you and the your fellow auxiliarists! @uscgauxiliaryfloatilla37-25 #uscgauxiliary #uscg

Another chance to get your Vessel Safety Check this morning at the Metro Boat Launch in Green Bay and later this morning...
08/30/2020

Another chance to get your Vessel Safety Check this morning at the Metro Boat Launch in Green Bay and later this morning at the Suamico Boat ramp. If you see us at another ramp, come say hello and get your check completed!
More info on Vessel Safety Checks here:
http://cgaux.org/vsc/

Another reason you prepare for any possibility when you head out - a once in a lifetime event can happen anytime and unl...
08/26/2020

Another reason you prepare for any possibility when you head out - a once in a lifetime event can happen anytime and unless you’re prepared things can turn out badly. Bravo Zulu to the shark watch and the crew of the Cutter Kimball!

Swim Call...SHARK Attack!!

First, everyone is safe.

And with that, we share one of the most amazing events many of us have ever experienced at sea:

After completing our operations for the day, there were no vessels around for miles, the weather was perfect, and we were a zillion miles from land. We had not been off the ship for weeks, were at that point where every day feels like "Groundhog Day," and were looking for something to break up the monotony.

Answer: Swim Call!

We had a fully vetted and tested plan we've used before, conducted safety briefs, established communications between the various stations, launched our small boat with extra crew and a dressed out swimmer and stationed it 50 yards off the ship, set an armed shark watch, opened and manned the Rescue Station, and put an accountability system in place.

Everything was by the numbers.

Everyone was having a great day.

Everyone was smiling and having fun.

It was perfect!

And then...

Bridge personnel reported "Shark!" over the radio.

As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird's eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark - not something to mess with!

ME1 Cintron, our shark watch, was on the Flight Deck and immediately locked on target...literally! 

Our animal-lover Chief who wants to save every animal she finds yelled "Shoot it!"

While some crew went for the Jacob's ladder on the Fantail, others went for the open stern notch at the ship’s stern, and a large group swam for the small boat.

ME1 Cintron fired a well-aimed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect shipmates just feet away. It turned away for a few seconds then turned back. We kept directing people out of the water while keeping a clear line of sight on the shark. ME1 fired bursts as needed to keep the shark from his shipmates with amazing accuracy. The shark would wave off with each burst but kept coming back toward our shipmates.

It wasn't the panic of the 4th of July scene from JAWS, but once everyone realized what was happening, they moved with a purpose! Everyone stayed focused and worked the problem. The small boat quickly looked like a vessel overloaded with SAR survivors. Others threw heaving lines to shipmates in the water and helped them aboard via the stern notch.

All hands are safe and accounted for. We even saved the inflatable unicorn!

The only injury was a small scrape OS3 Berk suffered while climbing aboard. Our hyper vigilant HSC didn't even deem it worth a band aid. But where was it located you ask? On his knee....in the center of a tattoo. What tattoo you ask? An open set of shark's teeth. Seriously, you can't make this up!

We have hundreds of years at sea between all of us and no one has seen or heard of a shark actually showing up during a swim call. This goes to show why we prepare for any and everything. We just didn’t think it would be a swim call shark attack!

BRAVO ZULU to ME1 Cintron who likely saved one or more of his shipmates from a shark attack!! Many others helped, such as the entire Boat Crew. It was a team effort with everyone doing their part to work the problem.

Also,...

As the CG's new SMEs on the matter, we are writing new Shark Watch & Response Tactics.

We shifted to fish call for the afternoon.

The crew’s top requests for movies on the Flight Deck that night were “JAWS” followed by “Sharknado” (seriously).

The shark is definitely making the Patrol t-shirt.

This is a sea story each of us will be retelling for YEARS!!!

UPDATE: For those asking about the shark, we don't think the shark was injured. Our goal was to keep it away from shipmates, not harm it if possible. It was most likely curious and not looking for a meal. We picked our location to try and avoid such an encounter but it is their ocean after all. It later joined a few smaller buddies that showed up and they swam off together.

If you didn't know... now you do.  This and much more information is available to anyone who is interested in taking one...
08/25/2020

If you didn't know... now you do. This and much more information is available to anyone who is interested in taking one of our live, online boating safety classes. If you're interested, let us know.

Great job to the weekend duty crew! Disabled, taking on water next to rocks; not good. Pro Tip: use good judgment when anchoring from stern.
If your boat is attached at the stern, it will swing with the stern into the wind and the oncoming waves may crash over the transom, rather than up against the bow.

08/23/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command

Bravo Zulu to all involved AND the captain and crew for having and activating a personal locator beacon. Use of rescue beacons save lives.

The #CoastGuard rescued six mariners last week after their boat capsized in adverse weather 16 miles east of Cape Henry, VA.

Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert that an #emergency locating beacon was activated. Aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched and, once on-scene, they found four mariners on the overturned hull and two more who had climbed the Chesapeake Light Tower nearby.

"The owner of the [emergency beacon] had just purchased his device in June and was the only one on board who had one," said James Cifers, civilian watchstander at the Fifth District Command Center. "This case could have turned out quite different if the owner had not bought and registered his device. We recommend all mariners maintain updated registration and keep these devices on them while underway so we are able to find them quickly and accurately when they need us the most."

Read more: http://ow.ly/1J6550B1lgF

#USCG #Rescue #PLB #EPIRB #semperparatus

Address

STA Green Bay : 100 Bay Beach Rd #A
Green Bay, WI
54302

General information

All contact methods shown here are strictly for non-emergency use. If you are in distress, dial 911 or call on VHF Channel 16

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47-02 Green Bay, WI posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 47-02 Green Bay, WI:

Videos

Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary

When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don't just train. We train and perform.

Since 1939 the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

We protect the maritime economy, the environment, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian — Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

Today’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, with more than 27,000 men and women, is a unique force that carries out an array of responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The Coast Guard's motto is Semper Paratus, meaning "Always Ready."

The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions.

The Auxiliary is a uniformed, civilian division of the Coast Guard. Staffed by volunteers from every walk of life who choose their level of involvement and training. If you want to make a difference in your community, if you want to save lives through teaching boating safety, or operational patrols, if you have a desire to be a part of something bigger than self - consider stepping up and learning what it takes to become Semper Paratus, always ready.