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ABOUT OUR FLOTILLA  http://uscgauxmoreheadcity.org   2017 National Approval Seal of Approval

Phil Amanna FCFlotilla 20-02 in Morehead City, North Carolina supports boaters operating around the northern end of Bogue Banks and operations at Coast Guard Station - Fort Macon, NC.

Our Flotilla's next meeting will be Thursday, August 2, commencing at 1830 hours or 6:30 pm at Station Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, NC.  Please bring a government-issued photo ID. Join Mark Sonder, VFC in a lecture on the information you need is on our website.

In June, Bill Mauney, FSO-MT presented a lecture on Environmental Stressors and Hot Weather.  Everyone present had a least one take-a-way.  Watch this 11-minute video and discover your take-a-ways. If you're going to be at the helm CLICK HERE.

Another video from Mauney could also save your life, the life of others and at the very least, property damage. Mauney expresses his feelings - "Driving while distracted, we’ve all seen it.  It happens not just with vehicle drivers but with vessel skippers as well.   Some good lessons here.  The skipper was preoccupied with his cell phone according to a passenger.  The victims learned the importance of wearing a life jacket.  Lawsuits are costly."  Click Here for Video.

Dave Tolley, our Publications Staff Officer points out, "Incredible teaching video (above) to empathize how important it is to be in command of your boat always. Item number 8 on our Vessel checklist might have helped divert the collision." Please check our Calendar for upcoming FREE Vessel Safety checks coming to a marina near you!

                       WHAT DOES OUR FLOTILLA DO?

•  Conducts safety patrols on our local waterways in conjunction with our neighboring Flotillas.
•  Provides support to the Coast Guard at Fort Macon facilities.
•  Performs free vessel safety checks.
•  Teaches public boating safety classes.              
•  Assists the USCG with homeland security duties.
•  Conducts safety patrols that provide assistance to boaters in distress.
•  Performs search and rescue missions.
•  Provides perimeter security for regattas and other marine events.
•  Supports transport missions (personnel and supplies) during natural disasters.
•  Verification of Aids to Navigation and ATON checks after severe storms.
•  Pollution and environmental patrols to check waterways, ramps and related problems.

 NEWS to KNOW

Posted:  May 27th

SUBJ/SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS.
BROADCAST UNTIL CANCELLED
SEC NC BNM 261-18
NORTH CAROLINA - BEAUFORT INLET AND SOUTHERN CORE SOUND (CHART 11545)
CORE SOUND LIGHT 60 (LLNR 34775) RPTD EXTINGUISHED.

SUBJ/SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS (Posted May 26)
BROADCAST UNTIL CANCELLED
SEC NC BNM 260-18
NORTH CAROLINA - OCRACOKE INLET AND NORTHERN CORE SOUND (CHART 11550)
BIG FOOT SLOUGH CHANNEL BUOY 11 (LLNR 29070.3) RPTD MISSING.

SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA BNM 254-18 (Posted May 22)
NC - BOGUE INLET - SHOALING
BROADCAST UNTIL CANCELLED
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT SHOALING EXISTS IN THE CHANNEL IN VICINITY OF BOGUE INLET BUOY 6A (LLNR 29525) THROUGH BOGUE INLET BUOY 7(LLNR 29530) AND BOGUE INLET BUOY 8 (LLNR 29535). MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE NAVIGATING THIS AREA.

SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA BNM 228-18 (Posted May 1)
NC - BOGUE SOUND - SHOALING
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT SHOALING HAS BEEN REPORTED BETWEEN BOGUE SOUND DBN 10 AND 14, 10 YARDS INTO THE CHANNEL TO A DEPTH OF 1-2 FEET MLW. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE NAVIGATING THIS AREA.
BCST UNTIL CANCELLED

The CGC RICHARD SNYDER (WPC 1127) Commissioning April 20, 2018

Gene Speed at the NC Aquarium in PKS Gene Speed, FSO-PA at The NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, March 2018. Photo: Dave Tolley, FSO-PB

The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention, and each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district.

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We hope you'll come to one of our meetings or call us. To contact us and find our flotilla meeting times and location go to Meeting Schedule in the left menu.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US BY EXPLORING OUR SITE. IT'S FOR EVERYONE.  WELCOME ABOARD!

Dave Tolley, FSO-PB has requested that we send photos with captions of Auxiliary missions (events) to him, so they can be memorized in the Compass newsletter. 

FC's Amanna and RisterPhotos
top: Phil Amanna, Flotilla Commander photo by Dave Tolley, FSO-PB
middle: Gene Speed, FSO-PA at an event at the NC Aquarium.  
--Photo by Dave Tolley
bottom:  Immediate Past Flotilla Commander Rister (L) with Flotilla Commander Amanna
--Photo by Dave Tolley