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AUXILIARY MISSION & OPERATIONS

Our Mission

The primary mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is Recreational Boating Safety. Flotilla 6-8 is the lead unit responsible for providing support in Southern California's Dana Point Harbor and surrounding waterways.

 

Our unit conducts various missions that include:

  • Homeland Security
  • Mass Casualty and Disaster Support
  • Pollution Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Communications
  • Boating Safety Course
  • FREE Vessel Safety Checks
  • Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams



  
USCG Rescue at Sea 
  
Mission

The mission of the Auxiliary Operations Division is: to provide oversight assistance, and support for air and surface operations of the Coast Guard Auxiliary; to further the goals of Recreational Boating Safety; and to assist the United States Coast Guard when it calls upon the Auxiliary.

Boating And Non-Boating Programs

Below is a brief but comprehensive listing of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's many missions.

Surface (water) Missions

Safety Patrol - Patrol under Coast Guard orders using an Auxiliary Operational Facility.
Regatta Patrol - Patrolling organized regattas and boat parades.
Chart Update Patrol - Verifying the accuracy and completeness of information published on charts and related navigation publications.
PWC Patrol - Patrolling on a Personal Water Craft (PWC).

Air Operations Missions

SAR Mission - Search And Rescue call out or the air equivalent to a vessel safety patrol.
Enforcement of Laws and Treaties - Air support of a Coast Guard law enforcement mission.
MEP Mission - Air support in the area of Marine Environmental Protection.
Ice Operations Mission - Air support in the area of ice patrol operations.
Logistics Mission - Transportation of personnel.
Training Mission - Training missions involving air operations.

Land-based Operations Missions

Radio Watchstander - Serving as a qualified watchstander at a Coast Guard or Auxiliary facility.
Officer of the Day Duties - OOD at a Coast Guard facility either ashore or afloat.
B-2 Alert SAR Standby - Time spent on stand-by.
B-0 Alert SAR Standby - Standing by under with an Auxiliary Operational Facility for immediate call out.
SAR Call Out - Search And Rescue call out involving communication facilities.
CG Crew Augmentation - Serving as a qualified crew on Coast Guard, not Auxiliary, vessels.
Enforcement of Laws and Treaties - Providing surface support of Coast Guard law enforcement mission.
MEP Mission - Surface support for a Marine Environmental Protection mission.
Auxiliary Radio Net Mission - Maintaining Coast Guard authorized Auxiliary radio nets.
Aids to Navigation Mission-Federal - Servicing federal or private Aids to Navigation.
Bridge Administration - Inspecting bridges.

Public Education Missions

PE Other Than State/Youth - Auxiliary multi-lesson public education classes.
State and Youth Courses - State public education classes and youth courses.
MT Instructor Mission - Member training activity, including specialty courses, boats crew training, and basic qualification classes.

Environmental Missions

Enforcement of Laws and Treaties - Provide support to a Coast Guard law enforcement mission.
Marine Environmental Protection - Provide support to the Coast Guard in the area of Marine Environmental Protection.

Coast Guard Support and Boating Safety Missions

CG Operational Support - A service provided to operational Coast Guard units in support of Coast Guard programs.
CG Administrative Support - Provide support to the Coast Guard in areas other than operations or recruiting.
AIM Mission - The Auxiliary's Academy Introduction Mission (AIM).
RAP Mission - Coast Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (RAP).
Courtesy Marine Examinations - Vessel Safety Checks; Personal Water Craft Safety Checks; Uninspected Passenger Vessel; and Commercial Fishing Vessel.
Public Affairs Mission - Promoting the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Coast Guard Reserve.
Marine Dealer Visits - Participating in the Marine Dealer Visitation Program.

Agency Support Missions

Federal Agencies - Provide non-operational support to other federal agencies, such as Customs, Corps of Engineers and NOAA.
State Agencies - Provide support to state agencies, such as the Department of Natural Resources, State Police and Marine Patrols.
Local Agencies - Provide support to local agencies, such as local police, sheriff's offices, fire/rescue and Harbormasters