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Welcome to the Flotilla 20-4, District 5SR Web Site

We Are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
in New Bern, NC!

 Fil Pagano on Flotilla training patrol photo by TJ Bendicksen   201204 Flotilla Patrol Boat photo by TJ Bendicksen
The U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary (CGAUX) is the uniformed citizen volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. All of our missions are operated as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or the Secretary of Homeland Security. Auxiliarists provide crucial non-law enforcement and non-military support to the Coast Guard. There are four general task areas served by the Coast Guard Auxiliary: Recreational Boating Safety, Operations, Marine Safety and Mission Support. The CGAUX has units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.

What does our Flotilla do? Our Flotilla serves the New Bern and Oriental, NC area Recreational Boating Safety needs. We focus on promoting and improving Recreational Boating Safety through Public Education, Vessel Safety Inspections, providing Trained Coxswains, Crews and Facilities to augment the Coast Guard on our local waterways, Emergency Response and Assistance, and Supporting the U.S. Coast Guard Mission, Operational, Marine Safety, Administrative and Logistical Requirements.

We offer Boating Safety Classes to folks age 14 and older, in various locations throughout our community. We also offer youth water/boating safety classes to students in Elementary Schools, Cub Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, and beyond.

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Would you like to take a class? Below, are 3 of the courses we offer. To learn more and to sign up for a class near you click on Boating Courses in the menu to the left.

Boat America - This is a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating certificate class required to obtain a boating license or boating safety certification in North Carolina. Several boat insurance companies do offer a discount on your insurance policy to boaters who successfully complete this class.

Local Waters - Valuable information every boater on the Trent and Lower Neuse Rivers needs to know. This class covers many important topics that will inform you about our local waters and beyond. Some of those topics are: local hazards to navigation, local conditions, locations of marinas, where to get fuel and navigation.

Suddenly In Command - This is a boating safety class designed for those whom are not generally at the helm of a boat.  This class will offer you the knowledge and confidence to help you be prepared with the basics in the event of an emergency, when you may unexpectedly become Suddenly In Command of the boat and situation.

USCG Boating Safety Mobile App Image By TJ Bendicksen 

Schedule your free Vessel Safety Check today! Click on Vessel Safety Checks in the menu to the left for more information and to schedule a check. We'll make sure your boat meets both federal and state legal minimum requirements for safety. No citations are ever issued and the inspection results are confidential. When your vessel has passed inspection, you will be awarded a decal to display on your boat. This decal shows law enforcement your commitment to safe boating and that you are in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws.

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Stop by, meet us at our booth during local festivals and events
, where you will find an abundance of boating safety information,  there are games for children, you can sign up to take our Classes, sign up for a free Vessel Safety Inspection and sign up to Become A Member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Are you interested in volunteering as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary? Put your life skills, talents and abilities to service in this unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and throughout the U.S. If you are 17 years old or older and are a U.S. Citizen, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers numerous opportunities for you to volunteer with us. You will make new friends in fellowship and fun, build upon and enhance your existing skills and learn new skills, with training that is virtually identical to that of active duty Coast Guard.  As a member of the Auxiliary there are no fees for any of the courses available through the Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard. Through Recreational Boating Safety instruction, Vessel Safety Inspections, on the water Maritime Operations, Marine Safety Missions, U.S. Coast Guard Mission Support and more, your contributions will help save lives. It's the best unpaid job there is!

Click on "Be A USCGAUX Member" and "About Flotilla 20-4" tabs in the menu to the left on this page for our contacts and additional information. Then, call us today! You're invited and welcome to attend a monthly Flotilla Meeting to learn more.
Watch this video depicting various activities which you too could do when you become a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Auxiliary Members In Action.

Happy and Safe Boating To You!
MOM Patrol April 23 2022 Photo By TJ Bendicksen   Nautical Chart part of AOR  3 CG boats photo by Bill Flynn
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