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Coast Guard

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary – May 16, 2019

    The following was sent in by Flotilla Commander Wade Olson.
    On May 3, our Flotilla Commander, Wade Olson, attended the Change of Command ceremony at the Mobile, Ala. Cruise Ship Terminal.
    Capt. LaDonn Allen replaced the Mobile Sector Commander Captain Malcolm R. McLellan. A retirement party took place afterward for Capt. McLellan.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports May 2, 2019

    This week kicks off the National Safe Bating month! Events nationwide will be focused at the end of the month, closer to Memorial Day. However, Flotilla 12 wants to spend the entire month focusing on important aspects of safe boating.
    The following are safe boating tips from the National Safe Boating Council.
    • When you’re preparing for a day on the water, always cover the basics.
    • Arm yourself with swimming and boating skills: enroll in a swim course and boating course in your area.

  • Coast Guard Auxliary – April 18, 2019

    May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week.  While we strive to promote safe boating year round, this is a week for heightened awareness.
    Boating is not just about motorboats, it is also kayakzing, canoeing, paddle boarding and other water sports such as kite boarding and wind surfing.
    The Safe Boating Campaign indicated that more paddlers are hitting the waterways as temperatures warm up.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports April 4, 2019

    Thank you to Bob AsThis past weekend, members of Flotilla 12 participated in Springtime Tallahassee. This annual event is an opportunity for us to meet and talk to boaters in the area and those who may be interested in boating. Members will have information on boating regulations, safety and a few surprises for children, and those young at heart. This event bring people from all over the area to Tallahassee, helping us provide information to a very wide audience! We look forward to participating every year. Thank you to Tim Ashley for the images.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports March 28, 2019

    Thank you to Bob Asztalos for the following article and image.
    On Saturday, Coxswain Bob Asztalos, crewmember Phil Hill and trainees Terry Hoxworth and Dave Fansler conducted the first patrol of the year in the Shell Point area. The first time putting a facility in the water, after sitting all winter, is always a tense patrol. And with boats being boats, our facility gave us those normal problems boaters in the same situation face.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports March 21, 2019

    Have you ever wondered why we have a different measurement system for air and sea than we have for land?
    When out on the water, distance and speed are measured in knots rather than miles. But how come?

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports March 14, 2019

    The following article and images were submitted by Bob Asztalos.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports March 7, 2019

    Although the most recent rainy weather and cold snap may not have you thinking about boating, many local boaters braved the weather dreaming of warmer summer days at the Tallahassee Regional Boat Show this past weekend.
    Thank you to Norma Hill for the following information.
    Members of Flotilla 12 set up a public Affairs Booth with information on safe boating, upcoming public education opportunities and other related information. The weather did not deter visitors from coming out and to look and stopping to chat with our members.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports Feb. 21, 2019

    While the days are getting longer, we still have a while before we can take full advantage of the longer days.
    In preparing to be out on the water, it is important to be prepared for both daytime and nighttime emergencies.
    The Recreational Safe Boating Division stresses the importance of making sure you have good flares when heading out.
    Did you know this is one of the required pieces of safety equipment to have onboard your boat?

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports Feb. 14, 2019

    As the weather begins to warm and days are again becoming longer, the call of the water may begin getting louder!
    Before heading out, it is important to make sure that you are prepared and your boat is water-worthy.
    Be sure to check that all of your safety equipment is in working order and not expired.
    Double-check lights and other electronics.
    If you are engine powered and are able, start the engine and make sure it is ready to go. A dead battery or uncooperative engine can be a damper on a great day!