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Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,Flotilla 05-03, located in New York City. We are the civilian uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. The over-arching mission of the Auxiliary is to augment the Recreational Boating Safety Mission of the U.S. Coast Guard as well as assisting with the security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. While we are not directly involved in military activities or law enforcement, members do participate in thousands of hours of support that directly supplements the Coast Guard’s Maritime Domain Awareness missions which include Harbor Patrols, Vessel Safety and Inspections, Public Education, Radio Communications, Search & Rescue and Marine Environmental Protection.

Our goal is to help make all on-the-water experiences safer for those who use America's waterways. In New York City you may see the Auxiliary on patrol on the Hudson, Harlem or East rivers, at public events, boat shows and in schools or in the air. We welcome new Members, and encourage your participation. 

Flotilla 5-3, the Lower Manhattan Flotilla, was founded in 1956, and is one of the oldest Auxiliary units in the Nation. It is part of Division 5, the New York City Division, within the Auxiliary's First District Southern Region.  

Membership in Flotilla 5-3 is open to men and women, 17 years or older. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory. In addition to the official duties of the Auxiliary, Flotilla 5-3 members also dispense educational materials at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan and at boat shows, guest lecture, teach children and attend social functions.  Meetings are held once a month at the Coast Guard's Battery Park [MIO] building in Manhattan. 

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