AUX 10-06 USCG Wilmington, NC

AUX 10-06 USCG Wilmington, NC We are a volunteer group and part of the United States Coast Guard. We are a compliment to the 28,0 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary-Wilmington, NC Flotilla 10-06 was founded in 1970 and has around 35 members.

We have our Flotilla meeting the second Tuesday of every month. Please visit our website and our post. Post your question(s) for more information on joining Team Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Operating as usual

10/31/2021

Check out the latest edition of the RBS Job One for all your boating safety information and resources!

http://wow.uscgaux.info/Uploads_wowII/B-DEPT/RBS_Job_One_October_2021_v5.pdf

Some very good information!
10/24/2021

Some very good information!

New to boating? An old hand on the high seas? Youโ€™ll find the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliaryโ€™s official website jam-packed with free downloads, boater safety information, links to vital resources, class sign-ups, and the latest safety and regulatory information. Youโ€™ll want to bookmark this site and visit often!

https://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=B-DEPT&category=information-for-boaters

10/23/2021

Operating paddlecraft under cold weather conditions requires an extra measure of safety. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary suggests you learn more about cold weather canoeing and kayaking by visiting their boating safety website https://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=B-DEPT&category=paddlecraft-safety.

Shown is a demonstration of one way to reenter a kayak during a cold water paddle craft class held in Juneau, Alaska. Image from DVIDS.

Just and FYI!
10/21/2021

Just and FYI!

Just an FYI.
10/15/2021

Just an FYI.

Sneak peak ๐Ÿ‘€

The new figure head was brought out to be fitted on the hull!

Did you know that the previous figurehead was installed in 1976? Stay tuned for a full week of figurehead history during the week of November 1st!

#USCG #CGCEAGLE #barqueeagle #gocoastguard #uscgacademy #whyiserve #duty #devotiontoduty #tallship #semperparatus #alwaysready

09/22/2021

#repost โ€ข @usconsulatenuuk

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy has traveled across Arctic Canada and is now on its way to the east coast of America. The waters it has traveled through each have all reacted to climate change in distinct ways, and all have their own unique challenges and opportunities in our changing world. Learn more about them in an upcoming web series next week, with the first meeting talking about the waters in the changing Arctic. The event will be on Wednesday, September 22 at 1400 GL time. Find out more about the series and register here: bit.ly/healywebinarseries โ›ด This series will be conducted in English

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Amerikarmiut sinerissami alapernaarsuisut umiarsuaat Healy Canadamiit angalallutik massakkut Amerikap kangiata tungaanut ingerlaarput. Imaannarsuit ingerlaarfiginikuusai assigiinngilluinnartumik silap pissusianut siunniuteqarnikuupput, aporfeqarlutillu periarfissaqarput nunarsuup allanngorarnera aqqutigalugu. Tamanna pillugu paasisaqarnerorusukkuit sapaatip akunnera tulliani nittartagatigut malinnaasinnaavutit, naapinneq siullermeq nunat imallu issittut avannarlermut tungaassaaq, 22. September nal. 14:00. Paasisaqarnerorusukkuit nittartagatigullu malinnaarusukkuit, ugguuna nalunaarit: bit.ly/healywebinarseries.
Nalunaarutigissavarput tuluttut โ›ดingerlanneqarumaarmat.

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Den Amerikanske Kystvagt skib Cutter Healy har rejst over det arktiske Canada og er nu pรฅ vej til รธstkysten af Amerika. De farvande, den har rejst gennem, har alle reageret pรฅ klimaforandringer pรฅ forskellige mรฅder, og alle har deres egne unikke udfordringer og muligheder i vores foranderlige verden. Lรฆr mere om dem i en kommende web serie i nรฆste uge, hvor der fรธrste mรธde taler om vandene i det skiftende Arktis. Arrangementet finder sted onsdag den 22. september kl. 14:00 GL tid. Find ud af mere om serien og tilmeld dig her: bit.ly/healywebinarseries. โ›ด
Denne serie vil blive afholdt pรฅ engelsk.

#climatechange #arctic #uscgpolarops

09/08/2021

When operating your recreational boat or paddlecraft in the area of large vessels, always keep a careful lookout and be prepared to yield the right of way. Larger vessels often have slower maneuverability, stopping power and visibility of smaller vessels. Operate at a safe speed and take steps to avoid a collision.

For more specific info on Navigation Rules, visit https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=NavRulesAmalgamated

Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Yaquina on the Siuslaw River in Florence, OR with marine traffic. SEP2021.

๐Ÿ“ท: Deborah Heldt Cordone, AUXPA1.

A reminder, stay safe!
09/03/2021

A reminder, stay safe!

๐Ÿ“ฃ Long weekend ahead! While enjoying your time on the water, please be prepared and practice safe boating!

Tips:

โš“ Take a boating safety class. In many states, boater education is a legal requirement before getting underway.

โš“ Be aware of weather, water and tide conditions.

โš“ File a float plan.

โš“ Carry all required safety gear, including VHF radio.

โš“ Use your engine cut-off device.

โš“ Follow navigation rules of the water and be considerate of other boaters.

โš“ Maintain a proper lookout at all times by sight and sound.

โš“ Maintain a safe speed for existing circumstances and conditions.

โš“ Boat sober!

For more important safe boating information, please read ๐˜ผ ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง'๐™จ ๐™‚๐™ช๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™Ž๐™–๐™›๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™จ.https://www.uscgboating.org/images/420.PDF

For more information about navigation, please read ๐™.๐™Ž. ๐˜ผ๐™ž๐™™๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™‰๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข.https://uscgboating.org/images/486.PDF

For International and the U.S. Inland Navigation Rules, please visit https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=NavRulesAmalgamate

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

Always. Being on the water this weekend will be crowed so be extra careful.
09/03/2021

Always. Being on the water this weekend will be crowed so be extra careful.

History for you!
08/20/2021

History for you!

โ€œHUZZAH HER SIDES ARE MADE OF IRON!โ€ Today marks the 209th anniversary of the War of 1812 battle between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere! The battle is where the ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the shipโ€™s wooden hull!

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command's post
08/15/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command's post

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
08/14/2021

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

In 2020, there was a 25.1% increase in boating fatalities, compared to 2019. These statistics include paddlecraft.

Alcohol continued to be the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents in 2020.

Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

Always wear a life jacket while boating or paddling!

For the complete 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, go tohttps://uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf

Graphic from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Statistics from U.S. Coast Guard.

This is a great app! Download it for safety.
08/12/2021

This is a great app! Download it for safety.

Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard has a boating safety app? Scan the QR code and download it for FREE and TODAY!

On the app you can:
โ€ขFind the latest safety regulations
โ€ขRequest a vessel safety check
โ€ขCheck your safety equipment
โ€ขFile a float plan
โ€ขNavigation Rules
โ€ขFind the nearest NOAA buoy
โ€ขReport a hazard
โ€ขReport pollution
โ€ขReport suspicious activity
โ€ขRequest emergency assistance

For more information go to https://uscgboating.org/mobile/

08/12/2021

Fins? Check. Goggles? Check. Snorkel? Check. Are you ready to dip your toes into a career in the #USCG? Chat with a recruiter today about joining the crew: gocoastguard.com/chat-now #SemperParatus #GoCoastGuard

Mobile Uploads
08/12/2021

Mobile Uploads

Built in 1939, รžrรญdrangar lighthouse is possibly the most isolated lighthouse in the world.

Credit by: รrni Sรฆberg @arni_saeberg [IG]

Coast Guard's first female four-star admiral reflects on her journey and the service's mission
08/03/2021
Coast Guard's first female four-star admiral reflects on her journey and the service's mission

Coast Guard's first female four-star admiral reflects on her journey and the service's mission

Admiral Linda Fagan is the first woman to be named a four-star admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard, and currently serves as its second in command. Only on โ€œCBS This Morning,โ€ she spoke about her journey, the service's mission and how she's hoping to help make the Coast Guard more representative of t...

Paddle boats are water craft so get an inspection to be sure you have the safety items needed.
08/01/2021

Paddle boats are water craft so get an inspection to be sure you have the safety items needed.

07/31/2021

Shout out to the boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek for conducting a medevac of a 54-year-old male around 2 a.m. last night!

The crew transported the mariner to Cobbs Marina where Norfolk EMS transferred the individual to Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital in Virginia.

โ€œConducting SAR in the middle of the night involves a different level of risk than the day time, especially after inclement
weather,โ€ said Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson,the coxswain of the boatcrew. โ€œWe prepare for various situations so that we are able to safely conduct our mission.โ€

Timeline Photos
07/23/2021

Timeline Photos

#ThrowbackThursday #PortSecurity...
July 20, 1942 -- The Herald-Tribune of July 20, 1942, carried the following story: "A new Coast Guard regiment, made up of tough, hand-picked men, all heavily armed and with the headquarters company mounting machine guns in speedy jeep cars, has been organized for extra protection of the Port of New York, it was announced yesterday.

Regimental offices of the commando-like outfit, led by Captain Francis V. Lowden, will be in the Barge Office at the Battery. There will be five battalion headquarters โ€“ one each in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey, and a floating one set up a harbor patrol craft. The new contingent for sabotage precaution will be known as the Port Security Regimentโ€ฆThe selected men recruited for the Port Security Regiment are being trained in a variety of rough and rigorous combat tactics to fit them for meeting surprise actions. Captain Lowden, on leave from his post as Mayor of Roselle, N.J., has had twenty years of experience in organizing protective services for the port properties of Standard Oil of New Jersey."

(Information courtesy of the Coast Guard Historian's Office)
Image: Heavily armed United States Coast Guard port security personnel receiving instructions before their watch at a US port, 1943-44 (Coast Guard photo).

U.S. Coast Guard Northeast U.S. Coast Guard New York Foundation for Coast Guard History

07/22/2021

One of the important operational missions of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the Aids to Navigation Verifier Program with available training and certification. Trained Auxiliary members report on the condition of Aids to Navigation (ATON), Private Aids to Navigation (PATON) and navigational aids on bridges over waterways. Auxiliarists may also be assigned to directly assist a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) that services ATON.

Aids to Navigation provide a boater with necessary information to help determine position or a safe course, used in conjunction with navigational charts and rules of the waterway. ATON may include buoys, day beacons, day boards, lights, fog signals, and other visible, audible or electronic signs, all established by government or private authorities.

Pictured here: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Sturgeon Bay-Algoma Jeff Feuerstein, Flotilla Commander, checking on a PATON near Baileyโ€™s Harbor, WI. Photo by Donna Feuerstein.

#ATON
#cgaux
#safeboating

Boating Safely Class to be held this Saturday the 24th of July at the Carolina Beach State Park Visitors Center.  Email ...
07/19/2021

Boating Safely Class to be held this Saturday the 24th of July at the Carolina Beach State Park Visitors Center. Email me at [email protected] for information to register for this all day class (0830 to 1630).

The NC Boaters Certification requirement is met by completing this class.

Boating Safely Class to be held this Saturday the 24th of July at the Carolina Beach State Park Visitors Center. Email me at [email protected] for information to register for this all day class (0830 to 1630).

The NC Boaters Certification requirement is met by completing this class.

07/18/2021
Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command's post
07/16/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command's post

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester's post
07/14/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester's post

Heads up!
07/13/2021

Heads up!

Be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when boating. Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless.

Traveling at slow speeds or idling may cause carbon monoxide to build up on the boat. The same applies to a tail wind, which may blow exhaust towards passengers.

CO poisoning can mimick seasickness or dehydration. According to the CDC, "the most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. High levels of CO inhalation can cause death."

CO poisoning can also cause you to pass out, fall into the water and drown.

If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, seek immediate medical attention.

Prevention Tips:

โš“ Install a marine carbon monoxide detector for the boat.

โš“ Educate your passengers about the signs, symptoms and dangers of CO poisoning.

โš“ Avoid areas where engines vent their exhaust.

โš“ Watch children and other passengers closely when they play on rear swim decks or water platforms.

โš“ Dock, beach, or anchor away from other boats that are running a generator or engine. Exhaust from a nearby vessel can send CO into your boat.

For more information about carbon monoxide and boating from the Coast Guard, please visit https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/carbon-monoxide.php

07/13/2021

BOAT OPERATORS: As a reminder, it is a requirement (known as carriage requirement) that there must be a properly fitting life jacket for each person aboard a recreational vessel. Life jackets must be U.S. Coast Guard-approved, in serviceable condition and the appropriate size for the intended user. And, for a life jacket to be effective, it must be worn and zipped/buckled.

For more life jacket information, including requirements and recommendations, visit the following U.S. Coast Guard web page:
https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/life-jacket-wear-wearing-your-life-jacket.php

#boatingsidekicks #boatingsafety #wearyourlifejacket #safeboating #lifejacket

History....
07/12/2021

History....

In July 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Service officially merged with the U.S. Coast Guard. Maintaining Aids to Navigation, including lighthouses, is still a vital mission carried out by Coast Guard crews today. At select lighthouses across the nation, Coast Guard Auxiliarists volunteer to conduct tours.

The first lighthouse established in America was on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor and was first lit on September 14, 1716. In 1776, the lighthouse was destroyed by British forces. Another lighthouse was erected on the same site in 1783, which stands today. Auxiliarist Sally Snowman has been the keeper of the light for several years (since about 2003) and is considered by some to be the last lighthouse keeper assigned by the Coast Guard.

Composite Image counterclockwise: Historic USCG photo (1897) of Boston Light; Auxiliarist Sally Snowman in period dress at Boston Light, photo by U.S. Postal Service Dan Afzal; old U S. Lighthouse Service government seal.

For serious boaters, if you want to keep up with waterway changes, check out this article.
07/12/2021

For serious boaters, if you want to keep up with waterway changes, check out this article.

โš“ Did you know that you can sign up to receive free email notifications for the weekly Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) for every Coast Guard district?

โ–ถ๏ธ Notice to Mariners are the primary means for disseminating information concerning aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, and other items of marine information of interest to mariners.

๐Ÿงญ To view LNM's, visit https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain

๐Ÿ—บ To subscribe to your area, visit https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=feeds

๐Ÿ”Ž To search and retreive BNM messages for an area of interest, click on the following link. (Some Districts are in progress.) https://navcen.uscg.gov/bnmmessages/index.html

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
07/07/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

07/04/2021

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave...
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Happy Fourth of July from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary! Stay Safe and Remain Responsible! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ Deborah Cordone, AUXPA1.

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