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Under the "Our Programs" sub-menu item to the left of this page we have collected useful boating links to assist our visitors as well as our volunteers to find rules and regulations as well as safe boating tips and information. 

As you will see, our website has many links to our partners, especially other federal agencies. In a few cases we link to private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Many of these websites are not under our control so we cannot be responsible for them nor the content found on them. Please report any broken link(s) to us using the National Help Desk link in the left side menu of the website so we can locate a replacement link or remove the broken link(s).


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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 under title 14, §§ 23 of the U.S. Code. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready). We invite you to explore our site and learn more about who we are and what we do to be "Semper Paratus."

The Auxiliary operates in:

 

  • Safety and Security Patrols
  • Search and Rescue
  • Mass Casualty or Disasters
  • Pollution Response & Patrols
  • Homeland Security
  • Recreational Boating Safety
  • Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams
  • Platforms for Boarding Parties
  • Recruit for all service in the Coast Guard


Our Mission:
The over arching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, and waterways. We balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other challenges that emerge as a result of a post-9/11 era.

Today's Missions:
Today′s U.S. Coast Guard, with nearly 32,000 men and women, is a unique force that carries out an array of responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The primary mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is Recreational Boater Safety.
We also have the mission to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions, as directed by the United States Coast Guard.


This is an official United States Coast Guard Auxiliary website for the public’s information. Our postings do not endorse this site or anything on it, including links to other sites, and we disclaim responsibility and liability for the site and its content.