Welcome to the Flotilla 12-3, District 7 Web Site

Welcome to Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray, SC

Lake Murray The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operates in any mission as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or Secretary of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of that philosophy and the Coast Guard Forces. The organization was established by Congress in 1939 under title 14, §§ 23 of the U.S. Code.

The Auxiliary operates and actively participates in:

    • Safety and Security Patrols                                   Aerial photo of Flotilla Island
    • Mass Causality or Disasters
    • Community safety events 
    • Pollution Response & Patrols
    • Homeland Security
    • Recreational Boating Safety
    • Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams
    • Platforms for Boarding Parties
    • Search and Rescue
    • Food service, interpreters for Coast Guard 
    • Recruit for all service in the Coast Guard

Find out more by clicking here.  We conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, as well as many other activities. The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.

The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention. In many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence. 

The Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs. In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard.view from the dock at Flotilla Island

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We are organized into 16 districts nationwide, comprised of 171 divisions with approximately 980 flotillas.

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