Earth Day 2016 – 5.25 trillion Pieces of Plastic Debris In The Ocean

Friday, April 22, 2016

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 269,000 tons float on the surface – Do your part to keep our Oceans clean. Garbage in our waters not only looks bad, but it can cause problems for boaters and for wildlife that live in or around the water. The MARPOL treaty requires a […]

Monofilament Recycling Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From the Spring Issue of Over The Bow – Volume 74 Issue 1 Spring Monofilament fishing line is strong, flexible and nearly invisible when submerged in water, making it an ideal tool for fishing. These attributes, however, also make it a serious environmental hazard for both animals and humans when improperly discarded. Due to its low visibility when in water, marine […]

Flying Turtles – The Coast Guard Auxiliary Answers the Call for Help

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell  Without the help of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the New England Aquarium, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, hundreds of the most endangered sea turtle species on the planet would die. Every year, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles make the journey from their birthplace in the warm waters of […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The prow of an Auxiliary Vessel slices through the calm deep-green waters of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) at the start of a patrol during nautical dawn. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

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

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