Welcome to the Flotilla 20-4, District 5SR Web Site

We Are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 054-20-04

                                     in New Bern, NC!

 Fil Pagano on Flotilla training patrol New Donated Flotilla Patrol Boat

The U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian volunteer section of the United States Coast Guard. All of our missions are operated as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or the Secretary of Homeland Security. There are three general task areas served by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. They are Recreational Boating Safety, Operations and Marine Safety, and Mission Support.

What does our Flotilla do?  Our Flotilla's primary focus is serving the New Bern area Recreational Boating Safety needs, through Public Education, Vessel Safety Inspections, Emergency Response and Assistance, Operations and Marine Safety, and Mission Support to the U.S. Coast Guard. It's the best unpaid job there is! Visit and Like our Flotilla's Facebook page to see some of our current activities: CGAUX New Bern 20-04.

We offer Public Education classes in various locations throughout our area and teach Water and Kids Safety classes in Elementary Schools throughout Craven County.

Mike teach class teaching knot tying Bill teach class Water N Kids Safety Bridgeton

Would you like to take a class?

Below, are 3 of the classes we offer. To learn more and to sign up for a class, click on Calendar and/or Boating Courses located in the menu to the left side of this page for class times and locations near you.

About Boating Safely  -  This is the beginner boating class required to obtain a boating license or safety certification in many states. Several boat insurance companies do offer a discount on your insurance policy, to boaters who successfully complete this class.

Local Waters  -  Valuable information every boater on the Trent and Lower Neuse Rivers needs to know. This class covers many important topics that will inform you about our local waters and beyond. Some of those topics are: local hazards to navigation, local conditions, locations of marinas, where to get fuel and navigation.

Suddenly In Command  -  This is a boating safety class designed for those people whom are not generally at the helm of a boat.  This class will offer you knowledge and confidence to help you "be prepared" with the basics in the event of an emergency, when you may unexpectedly become Suddenly In Command of the boat and situation.

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                         Schedule your free Vessel Safety Check today!                      

Click on Vessel Safety Checks in the menu on the left side of this page for more information and to schedule a check.  We'll make sure your boat meets both federal and state legal minimum requirements for safety. No citations are ever issued and the inspection results are confidential. When your vessel has passed inspection, you will be awarded a decal to display on your boat. This decal shows law enforcement your commitment to safe boating and that you are in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws.

 Karl PA Decomposition Game flags at Mumfest Ott at Blueberry Fest 2016

Stop by, meet us at our booth during local festivals and events, where you will find an abundance of boating safety information provided, there are games for children, you can sign up to take our Classes, sign up for a Vessel Safety Inspection, and sign up to Become A Member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Are you interested in volunteering as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Put your life skills, talents and abilities to service in this unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and throughout the U.S.  If you are 17 years old or older and are a U.S. Citizen, the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers many, various opportunities for you to volunteer with us.  You will make new friends in fellowship and fun, build upon and enhance your existing skills, and learn new skills, with training that is virtually identical to that of active duty Coast Guard.  As a member of the Auxiliary, there are no fees for any of the many courses available through the Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard. Through Recreational Boating Safety instruction, Vessel Safety Inspections, on the water Maritime Operations, Marine Safety Missions and U.S. Coast Guard Mission Support, your contributions will save lives. 

Click on About Flotilla 20-04 in the menu to the left on this page for our contact information.  Then call us today!  You are invited and welcome to attend a monthly Flotilla Meeting to learn more. 

Happy And Safe Boating To You!

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                               TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More!                              

We Train and Practice, Practice, Practice to remain Semper Paratus, Always Ready, with Honor, Respect and Devotion To Duty.