USCG Auxiliarists Spearhead Police Marine Training

Monday, February 24, 2014

Auxiliarist Lorraine Bier demonstrates proper charting techniques to PAPD Officers. Photo by Port Authority of NY & NJ Staff.

  NEW YORK  – On November 21, 2013, Joe Heslin, 1st Southern Region Division 12 Commander, received an urgent request from Lieutenant Lomonco of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD). The PAPD needed 25 Police Officers stationed out of John F. Kennedy Airport to be trained in a special […]

USCG Auxiliarists Restore Marine Recycling Sites Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lemon Creek Pier, Staten Island -- A fishing line recycling bin installed by Division 14 Auxiliarists is ready to keep the waterways clean. Photo by Auxiliarist George Lurye.

Staten Island, New York – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Division 14, 1st Southern Region, have finished restoring a non-biodegradable fishing line recycling system after extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Article By Auxiliarist James Chin The recycling system consists of specially designed three feet tall plastic storage bins mounted near fishing hotspots. Using these storage […]

Marine Safety Program: Awareness of Maritime Pollution Issues Can Improve Environmental Protection

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chesapeake Bay, Bay Ridge, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Robert Madden / National Geographic.

Did you know that the Coast Guard Auxiliary has a Marine Safety Program? This augments the Coast Guard’s efforts for ensuring the safety and shelter of our nation’s prized waterway assets. While the overall Marine Safety Program is quite diverse and has a wide breadth of agendas, not many people would think that marine safety […]