Hurricane FAQs & National Hurricane Center (NHC) Advisory Terms

Friday, October 2, 2015

Repost from: USCG:Storm Center How do I prepare my boat, trailer or myself before a hurricane? If you live or boat in an area prone to hurricanes or heavy weather, know your local and national weather sources and monitor them continuously. Get into the habit of reading weather signs and monitoring the weather. Contact local marinas […]

10th Annual Safe Boating Exposition Prelude to National Safe Boating Week a Big Hit at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor

Monday, May 18, 2015

USCG Station Channel Islands, Oxnard, CA – The 10th Annual Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo was held  on Saturday, May 09, 2015,  at the  Coast Guard Station at 4201 South. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. The event was free to the public from 9 AM til 4 PM. Article By Henry Goldman. During the Expo County Supervisor John Zaragoza of the Ventura County […]

Featured Photos – Auxiliary Heavy Lifting for Shore-front Clean-up

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Auxiliary does some heavy duty work for marine safety and the environment. Just how heavy? Besides picking up bottles, cans, and car tires, Auxiliarists James Chin and Daniella Garrisi helped remove large pieces of scrap metal lying on a shore-front!

Safety on the Ice – Barely and Very Carefully

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here’s how the story goes. In the dead of winter, two duck hunters and their trusty hunting dog drive their brand new Range Rover out on to the ice of (choose: _______ [a] Moriches Bay, [b] Shinnecock Bay, [c] Great South Bay, [d] Narrow Bay, [e] body of water of your choice) and, seeing that […]

Boating Off-Season: Safety Tips from the USCG Auxiliary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some of us just can’t stay off the water no matter what time of the year. During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. Lake and sea temperatures are typically coldest during off-season months and even the strongest swimmers will be in grave danger. A […]

Featured Photo – Daymark Nest Warning

Monday, September 15, 2014

Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

Monday, July 7, 2014

Portsmouth, Virginia – This was not a drill.  Auxiliarists Charles McLeod and Trey Clifton answered the call for assistance to be spokespersons and watch standers for USCG District Five Public Affairs Office as Hurricane Arthur barreled up the East Coast. The Auxiliarists acted as a force multiplier for USCG Public Affairs during a critical “all-hands […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Auxiliary members work in a water quality laboratory in Westport, CT calibrating equipment.

Featured Photo – Water Quality Monitoring

Monday, March 17, 2014

USCG Auxiliary photo.   WESTPORT, CT – Auxiliarists Eric Riznyk and Emmanuel Salami inspecting and calibrating the water quality measurement equipment before the opening of the Norwalk Storm Drain inspection and Water Quality testing season this spring. Harbor Watch, a Program of Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, under the guidance of the State of Connecticut’s Department […]

Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

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