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Coast Guard

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon August 16, 2018

    This week, the local and state news has been addressing the increasing challenges faced from a red tide bloom.
    Did you know that part of the duties of the USCG Auxiliary is to respond to environmental issues?
    Member Gregg Stanton is currently working to earn his Marine Safety qualification. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Marine Safety program is designed to facilitate and encourage Auxiliary support for Coast Guard Sectors in the legacy Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Programs.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon August 9, 2018

    This past weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrated its 228th birthday.
    On Aug. 4, 1790, Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. Although the mission of the USCG has changed over the years, we are one of the 5 branches of the United States Military service.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon August 9, 2018

    This past weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrated its 228th birthday.
    On Aug. 4, 1790, Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. Although the mission of the USCG has changed over the years, we are one of the 5 branches of the United States Military service.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon August 2, 2018

    As we approach the end of summer and many head back to school in the coming weeks, it is important to not forget the importance of preparing your boat for less routine use.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon July 26, 2018

    In response to the tragedy in Missouri involving the duck boat, this week our article will focus on safe boating and the importance of life jackets. The following are just a few recreational safe boating facts from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2017 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, the latest official record of reported recreational boating accidents. The full report is available online at: http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.php.
    In 2017 Florida ranked as the #1 state in both fatalities and injuries for boaters.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon July 19, 2018

    One of the many challenges this time of year are pop-up thunderstorms. When out on the water this can present many challenges.
    BoatUS reports that about 1,000 boats get struck by lightening each year. It is always important to remain alert to changes in the weather. White clouds that rise to the customary flat “anvil” top are a good indication to clear the water and seek shelter. The “anvil” points in the direction the storm is moving.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon July 12, 2018

    We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable July 4th!
    Thank you to Ron Eudy for the following information.
    On Saturday, 7 July, members of Flotilla 12 came together for our monthly meeting.  Summer can be challenging as many families take time for travel.   As with many groups, we need enough members to have a quorum, where official business can happen.  We were lucky coming off a holiday week that we did have enough.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon July 5, 2018

    Thank you to Steve Hults for the following article and Ron Eudy for the pictures.
    On Saturday, June 30, a Boat Inspection Ramp Day was conducted by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12 at the St. Marks Public Boat Ramp. Boat Inspections were conducted on 12 vessels, emphasis being placed upon boat seaworthiness and boating safety equipment.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon June 28, 2018

    Thank you to Rich Rasmussen for the following information and pictures from our last About Boating Safely course.
    The Public Education Team from the Apalachee Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary hosted its third About Boating Safely (ABS) on June 23 at Academy Sports in Tallahassee. The attendees participated in an 8-hour interactive course with seven lessons addressing the curriculum approved by the Florida Wildlife Commission and the United States Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon June 21, 2018

    All it takes is one step outside to be hit. With the temperatures rising along with the humidity, we all need to be mindful of exposure risks. Prolonged exposure to heat with over exertion can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, both dangerous conditions.
    A quick search on the Mayo Clinic site is a great resource for all. They discuss the three heat related illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including prevention and treatment.