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Welcome to USCG Auxiliary Yankeetown Florida
 
  

  John Caddigan
Flotilla
                    Commander 2017                 
Michael Moore
Flotilla
         Vice Commander 2017 
 

 

Flotilla 15-2 is based in Yankeetown FL and is home to 132 types of sand gnats, affectionately known as no-see-ums. Having a boating breakdown and being forced to stay near-shore up here can be a real painful experience, so we have become an Operations Oriented Flotilla specializing in Search and Rescue. The offshore waters to our north are very shallow and with the good inshore fishing in the area our skills get called upon frequently to locate folks who have broken down.

Our Coast Guard counterparts of Coast Guard Station Yankeetown will often utilize us to assist in many missions. Most of our vessels are able to maneuver in these shallow waters and our local knowledge is extremely useful to them.

We do cross training with the personnel at Station Yankeetown as well as other Auxiliary Flotillas. This assists Station by not having to have a "dead Boat " to practice with and it gives us a chance to improve out boating skills, especially towing.

Flotilla 15-2 also performs Public Education classes, Vessel Safety Checks (VSC), and Public Affairs missions. These are opportunities for us to interact with the boating public which is a win-win.

Flotilla 15-2 will work with you!

PUBLIC EDUCATION: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 will work with you to set up a Public Education class for your organization. We work with municipalities, schools, and other organizations to tailor the "About Boating Safety" course. We also have and can create specialized classes such as topics dealing with pollution which is an eye opener for school classes as well as adults.

VESSEL SAFETY CHECK: Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) are a FREE proactive check of your boat to make sure it adheres to the Federal and State requirements and an opportunity for us to interact with boaters. This is a prudent step to take before you go out on the water to insure you and your passengers will be safe, and could save you from a hefty fine based on not having the proper safety equipment on board. After successfully passing the VSC, we will award you with a current years VSC Decal. Many insurance companies will offer a discount on your policy after you have had a successful VSC. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 will work with you to set up a VSC at your home, work, a marina or most anywhere within our geographic region.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS: If you are having an event which would be appropriate for us to attend (any boating event, national holiday based event, etc), US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 will work with you to set up a presence to provide boating safety information, answer questions, and perform FREE VSC's if desired.