Flotilla 17-6 What's New!

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Long and Side Tow Training with USCG

March 3, 2018 Operation at Port Canaveral.

Auxiliary vessel "Eco Tours" assisted U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral with side-tow and long-tow training exercises. Here, a Coast Guardsman attaches a line to a 29' Coast Guard response boat for the side-tow. The day also provided a nice view of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Mako" returning to the station (below.) Photos by Greg Hendricks.


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Melbourne Beach Recreational Boating & Water Safety Day

Multi-agency Event at the Melbourne Beach Town Complex - March 10, 2018.

Mark Cannon and Jack Miller pose in front of "Tropic Lightning" which was on static display at the recreational boating and water safety day event. Cannon, a pilot with the Auxiliary Aviation Program, is a member of Vero Beach Flotilla 5-6. Photo by Jimmy Emken.


Below, Flotilla 17-6 member Greg Hendricks poses with a young visitor aboard a USCG Response Boat Small (RB-S) from Station Port Canaveral. The event was the first in our Safe Homeport initiative and was attended by District 7 Commodore Judith Hudson who presented a Safe Homeport certificate to Melbourne Beach Mayor Jim Simmons.


The Last Naval Battle of the Revolutionary War

235th Anniversary Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Center - March 10, 2018.

The last naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought off the coast of Cape Canaveral on March 10, 1783. Joining Auxiliarists Cooper Aston (17-11) and Darlene Bush (17-6) for color guard duties were USCG Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class (BM3) Joel Bonilla and Seaman (SN) Suzette Garcia. Many thanks for their assistance!

 Members from 17-6 Find a Great Launch Viewing Spot

Training Patrol Becomes a Search and Rescue Mission