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  • Title: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary District 7 Flotilla 10-10 St Simons Island, Georgia
    Descriptive info: United States Coast Guard Auxiliary District 7 Flotilla 10-10 St Simons Island, Georgia.... Americas Volunteer Lifesavers are the US Coast Guard Auxiliary St Simons Island, GA.. safe boating classes, free vessal safety check SSI.. NEW BOATER LAWS IN GEORGIA.. Please like us on:.. USCGAUX Flotilla 10-10 honors the.. longest running light crew in America!.. We will resume all our courses in 2015.. We are happy to report that we graduated 137 safe boaters this year.. When we have set the class times, we will post them for you to sign up.. Coastal Georgia.. weather.. LOCAL AREA VENUES.. Schedule of public events for:.. CGAUX Flotilla 10-10.. Free Vessel Safety Check (VSC).. To find out about us, our meeting schedule, contact AUX officers, Free Vessel Safety Checks.. and many other services we can we offer you.. please click the Big USCGAUX seal.. Our site library is also listed below.. (Always Ready).. Welcome to USCGAUX.. SSI  ...   not use cookies to collect information from or about users.. E-mail links are provided as a means to contact the CGAux for additional information.. to make comments.. You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in E-mail with a comment or question.. We use the information to improve our service to you or to.. respond to your request.. Sometimes we might forward your E-mail to other members who may be better able to help you.. We do not share our E-mail with any other outside.. organizations.. This web site may contain links to our Auxiliary partners or to other related external web sites.. If you decide to utilize any of the external links, you will be.. directed to a site that may or may not be covered by our privacy policy.. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of those sites as their policies may differ from ours.. CONGRATULATIONS PAGE..

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  • Title: info
    Descriptive info: W.. hen a paddle craft canoe, kayak, or paddleboard is found adrift, the first question is whether someone was aboard or whether it simply blew or floated away.. Until the latter is confirmed, it must be assumed that someone was aboard and no longer is.. A Search and Rescue mission (SAR) by the USCG must go out and search until the owner/operator can be contacted and confirms that the craft was merely adrift and that everyone is safe.. This is very costly and may be needless.. The problem is that, unlike sail and power boats, most jurisdictions do not require registration numbers on all paddle craft.. Without the familiar state coded numbers and letters on the bow, it is difficult to determine who the owner is and call them, unless they have taken action to identify themselves by putting their name and a telephone number on the craft.. Few do.. You can help alleviate this problem by permanently affixing your name, a cell phone number, and a land line telephone number to your craft in a visible place.. It doesn t have to be large, just legible.. You can simply label your vessel by using a magic marker, paint stick, or nail polish on the hull or deck of the paddle craft.. With this identification aboard, a SAR crew finding the craft can immediately call and determine the status of the owner.. If no answer, they will perform a standard search, according to conditions.. But when the owner is found to be safe, the Coast Guard can save man hours, fuel, and tax dollars available for a true distress situation.. NEW BOATING LAWS THAT EFFECT GEORGIA BOATERS.. Novice 1st 8hr course.. We already have boating courses scheduled that are GA DNR NASBLA approved so that you will be in compliance ahead of the game when the law takes effect.. Go to: USCGAUX.. and sign up today!.. Comprehensive course.. Effective July 1, 2014, anyone born on or after January 1, 1998, and those turning 16 years old thereafter, must complete a boating education course approved by the Department of Natural Resources prior to operating a motorized vessel on the waters of the state of Georgia.. This includes vessels that are owned, rented or leased.. Exemptions to this portion of the law include: those persons licensed by the U.. S.. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel, operating the vessel on a private lake or pond, or a nonresident who has proof that they have completed a National Association of State Boat Licensed Administrators approved boater education course or the equivalent from another state.. This portion of the law also states that anyone 12 to 15 years old may only operate a Class A vessel if the person has passed an approved safe boater course or is accompanied by a competent adult 18 years of age or older, not under the influence and carrying proper ID.. Any motorized vessel over 16 ft: Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 vessels are not to be lawfully operated by anyone younger than 16 years old.. TAKEN FROM THE GEORGIA BOATING LAWS AND RESPONSIBILTIES HANDBOOK.. 2013.. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN 12 TO 15 YEARS OLD DRIVING YOUR BOAT UNDER YOUR SUPERVISION.. THIS EFFECTS YOU!!.. LEGISLATIVE REPORT GA, AS OF 4 APRIL 2013.. SIGNED INTO LAW ON APRIL 23, 2013 BY GOV.. DEAL.. Ed McGill, SLO-GA-D7.. OVERVIEW.. : Five bills of interest were introduced during the.. 2013 Session of the Georgia General Assembly.. ; including one major boating safety bill and one boat registration bill.. In addition, legislation creating the.. Grady County Lake Authority.. passed in both the House and Senate and sent to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature into law on 1 April 2013.. Two bills failed, including HB 212 that would have imposed additional exhaust muffling and noise levels on watercraft.. House Bill 316 also failed it would have required notification of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Crime Information Center of abandoned vessels under certain circumstances.. both House Bill 212 and 316 will be automatically carried-over to the 2014 Session of the Legislature.. The two major bills that passed in both chambers, and await the Governor s signature are detailed below:.. SENATE BILL 136 (NEW BOATER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, BUI, HUI, PENALTIES).. Following several hearings by the newly formed Lake Lanier Legislative Caucus of the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GaDNR) supported Senate Bill 136 in the Georgia State Senate.. The Bill was co-authored by six State Senators..  ...   Georgia.. Under this legislation,.. Effective July 1, 2014, and except as otherwise provided by this chapter, anyone born on or after January 1, 1998, who operates any motorized vessel on the waters of this state shall complete a boating education course approved by the department prior to the operation of such vessel.. The exemptions established for this section include a person:.. 1)Licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a master of a vessel;.. (2)Operating such vessel on a private lake or pond; or (3)A nonresident who has in his or her possession proof that he or she hascompleted a National Association of State Boat Licensed Administrators approved boater education course or the equivalency from another state.. Sections 12, 13, and 14.. deal with penalty violations, and the effective date of the legislation.. The statute, if passed in the Senate House, and signed into law by the Governor, will go into effect on May 15, 2013, except in cases involving convictions or pleas of nolo contendere, such would only begin to be counted on that same date.. However,.. the mandated boat-education requirements (relative to persons born on or after January 1, 1998) will go into effect on July 1, 2014.. HOUSE BILL 497 (AMENDMENTS TO GEORGIA BOAT SAFETY ACT).. This bill primarily revises provisions regarding the numbering and registration of vessels, application procedures and expiration provisions, etc.. House Bill 497 requires that decals issued by the Department of Natural Resources shall be maintained in legible condition.. Registration for vessels under this legislation shall expire on the last day of the month of the owner s birth in the last year of the registration period.. It also provides that registrations may be renewed any time after October 1 prior to the year of expiration.. If a certificate of number is allowed to expire, a renewal application may still be filed with the Department so long as the applicant pays the registration fee prescribed in the code section along with a $10.. 00 late fee.. When ownership of a numbered vessel changes while a valid registration is in effect, the new owner shall file a new application and pay the prescribed fee for a new registration.. The number assigned upon transfer of ownership shall be identical to the previous number unless such number has been reassigned by the Department during any expired registration period.. Changes brought about in this legislation (other than effective dates previously noted) will go into effect on 1 July 2013, assuming the Governor signs the bill into law.. Your local US Coast Guard Auxiliary 10-10 has the.. USCG approved boating courses.. that will fulfill much more than your obligation under the new Georgia law but ours courses are good in all states that require a boater card.. Further, we offer you the to our easy to learn instruction, insuring confidence as a safe boater for you and your family!.. Our courses.. are full of local knowledge, we explain federal state do s dont s that we make easy fun to understand.. Online courses simply can t supply the hands on, local knowledge that the experienced instructors of the USCGAux provide.. Sometimes rules regulations can be both boring and overreaching.. boating law, however, is just good common sense!!.. Boating is fun.. the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.. wants you to have fun and stay safe at the same time.. EXCELENT SHORT COURSE.. GIVEN BY THE CGAUX 10-10.. 4 HOURS 1PM-5PM AT COAST GUARD STATION BRUNSWICK ON FEB.. 2, 2013.. FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:.. fsope@cgaauxssi.. us.. or 912-268-4532.. SUDDENLY IN COMMAND.. The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time.. You are.. S.. uddenly In Command.. This 4-hour boating safety workshop designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to know what to do.. the basics in case of an emergency.. You will learn about your vessel, including nomenclature and operating principles including starting the engine.. Also included are descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them, basic boat handling and what equipment should be on board.. Literature contains many horror stories about a passenger, who does not know how to start the engine or operate the radio, watching in horror as a strong wind blows the boat away faster than a captain who has fallen overboard can swim.. Misfortune occurs in seconds, and you have the rest of your life to be grateful that you knew what to do because you were prepared!..

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  • Title: USCGAUX Safe Boating classes
    Descriptive info: Do you really know how to navigate the complex waters of Coastal Georgia w/its extreme tides?.. Do you really understand your boat it s equipment?.. Do you really trust your boating skills with the lives of you, your friends family on the water?.. Do you really feel confidant whereever whenever you boat?.. Suprisingly.. if they will admit it, most boaters really don t know some of the real essentials.. But the volunteers of USCGAUX Flotilla 10-10 can help!.. YOU MUST KNOW WHAT THE.. NEW BOATING LAWS.. REQUIRE IN GEORGIA.. Our BS S ABS courses are both.. USCG, Georgia DNR.. NASBLA.. approved.. Our US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Courses.. FLOTILLA 10-10 HAS GRADUATED.. 123.. SAFE BOATERS FROM OUR CLASSES SO FAR IN 2014!.. For more information and to sign-up for this course.. GO HERE.. BS S Course.. Overview.. The U.. Coast Guard Auxiliary s Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS S) course is the CGAuxiliary s official comprehensive boating and navigation course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.. It is NASBA approved to satisfy the.. new Georgia boating laws.. The course consists of 8 core required lessons plus- must know LOCAL navigation lessons, providing you with up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.. Right here in Coastal Georgia waters!.. See what.. our course topics include:.. ONLINE COURSES CAN T COMARE TO THE FEDERAL STATE, HANDS ON PERSONAL CLASSES FULL OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE.. THAT CGAUX FLOTILLA 10-10 OFFERS!.. Morningstar at Golden Isles Marina.. OUR EDUCATION.. PARTNERS.. New to boating? Need your younger boaters to comply with the new law by getting a Georgia boater card?.. Here is your best 8 hr course.. This is an introductory boating course that is NASBA approved and satisfies the new.. GEORGIA BOATING LICENSE LAW.. You really shouldn t leave the dock without a certificate/card that you have successfully completed a USCG approved safe boating course of which ABS is our #1 boating course.. McGinty Gordon Assoc Insurance.. GPS for Mariners.. is offered in answer to our boating classes feedback.. We are teaching this very comprehensive 8 hour course to fulfill the request for more navigation education and use of navigation equipment in great depth, complete with the local coastal knowledge our students want.. Do you know the basics to effectively use all the power of your boats GPS?.. This 8 hr course,.. GPS for Mariners.. 2nd edition, is superior education for both the offshore inshore mariner who wants to better understand and utilize all the features of their GPS.. This intermediate to advanced course is taught by our best navigation instructors who deeply  ...   s completely Free!!.. Some student feedback:.. The instructors were well prepared and enjoyed the subjects they taught.. Instructors were prepared and had a lot of information to share.. Extremely informative and useful.. A must for all boaters of coastal waters.. ASK YOUR AUXILIARY INSTRUCTOR ABOUT A TOUR OF COAST GUARD STATION BRUNSWICK DOCKS ON COMPLETION OF YOUR CLASS.. 2012 boating accident Summery: In 2012, the Coast Guard counted 4515 accidents that involved 651 deaths, 3000 injuries and approximately $38 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.. The fatality rate was 5.. 4 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.. This rate represents a 12.. 9% decrease from last year s fatality rate of 6.. 2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.. Compared to 2011, the number of accidents decreased 1.. 6%, the number of deaths decreased 14.. 1% and the number of injuries decreased 2.. 6%.. Almost seventy-one (71) percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, almost eighty-five (85) percent were not reported as wearing a life jacket.. Almost fourteen percent (14) of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction.. Only nine (9) percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction from a NASBLAapproved course provider.. Seven out of every ten boaters who drowned were using vessels less than 21 feet in length.. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure, and excessive speed rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 17% of deaths.. Twenty-four children under age thirteen lost their lives while boating in 2012.. Ten children or approximately forty-two (42) percent of the children who died in 2012 died from drowning.. Two children or twenty (20) percent of those who drowned were wearing a life jacket as required by state and federal law.. The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats (47%), personal watercraft (19%), and cabin motorboats (15%).. The 12,101,936 recreational vessels registered by the states in 2012 represent a 0.. 59% decrease.. US C0AST GUARD ACCIDENT STATISTICS.. OFFICAL PROOF THAT CGAUX SAFE BOATING COURSES SAVE LIVES!.. !.. that will fulfill much more than your obligation under the new Georgia law and/or give you confidence as a safe boater for you and your family!.. are full of local knowledge,.. we explain federal state do s dont s that we make easy fun to understand.. boating law, however, is just good common sense!!..

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  • Title: SSI lighthouse history
    Descriptive info: LONGEST RUNNING LIGHT TEAM IN AMERICA!.. ee article in.. D7 Breeze.. FOR 20 YEARS.. KEEPING THE LIGHT ON!.. Original, 1994, CG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 SSI light crew.. Original, 1810, SSI light destroyed in 1862 by Confederates before the Union invasion.. Keeping the St Simons light on for 20 years.. O.. n the afternoon of May 22, 2014, as part of our local observance of National Safe Boating Week, U.. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-10, St Simons Island, held a reception to honor our own seven keepers of the St Simons Island light and to pay tribute to their exceptional 20 year mission.. The event was held at the Gazebo on the grounds of the iconic St Simons Island Lighthouse.. Even on this Thursday, their regularly scheduled workday, the committed light team did not join us on terra firma until they had finished their routine obligation at the top.. A delegation from Coast Guard Station Brunswick headed by Senior Chief Trey Bennett; the Honorable Cornell Harvey Mayor of Brunswick; Coastal Georgia Historical Society s Director, Curator and other members, who are the caretakers of the tower, keepers cottage and grounds; as well as fellow members of Flotilla 10-10 and their families gathered to honor the continuous mission of our dedicated volunteer light crew.. Surrounded by Coastal Georgia s majestic live oaks, cedars and palms that, try as they might, can t quite reach its statuesque 104 foot height of the current renowned St Simons Island light faithfully flashing its patented beamed out to sea since 1872.. The historic light has guided seafarers into safe harbor throughout the years with two exceptions; 2 years during WWI and 3 years during WWII.. The reason: all lighthouses from Maine to Florida went dark so as not to give aid to the daunting German U-boats, lurking offshore with full intentions of sinking American vessels.. The first St Simons Island lighthouse was 75 feet tall and built in 1810 by James Gould who became its light keeper.. That first lighthouse was destroyed by retreating confederates so that the Union ships could not benefit from its light as an aid to navigation.. The long historical significance and background on our famous St Simons Lighthouse can be found fairly easily but the following is a bit of little known history and other nuggets regarding the ongoing mission of Flotilla 10-10 s extraordinary light team:Mr.. Bob West has been a member of Flotilla 10-10 St Simons Island for over 37 years.. He grew up on St Simons and remembers playing in its legendary lighthouse as a boy.. Now, into their 20.. th.. year of constant light keeper service, Bob is still playing in that lighthouse with the other founding crew member, Jeff Cole, and the rest of CGAUX Flotilla 10-10 s volunteer light keepers.. Bob still remembers the day in 1994 that the Coast Guard called on him to request he put together a small band of Auxiliary volunteers to take over the SSI light care and maintenance.. He dutifully accepted the assignment.. He and Jeff assembled a crew and the rest is a part of the vast historic past of this widely acclaimed, post card perfect SSI lighthouse.. In 1984, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society leased the St.. Simons Lighthouse tower and keepers cottage from the U.. Coast Guard and opened it to the public.. The Coasties were still the light keepers for ten years until all those official duties were turned over to the capable hands of the current U.. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 s volunteer light team in 1994.. Today, a seven man crew still includes two of the original Auxiliary volunteers from May of 1994; Jeff Cole and Bob West.. The current crew now also includes: Ralph Ainger, Al Dixon, John Farmer, Bill Wiggins Randy Irwin.. David Melvin was also a long time member and Capitan Burney Long, Coast Guard retired, was beloved as one of the original band of Aux volunteers who stayed active with the team until he passed away in 2013 after 50 years of service to community and country.. In 2004, the lighthouse was deeded to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society under the Lighthouse Preservation Act after a long a successful lease from the U.. Coast Guard to the Society.. The close knit team of Auxiliary volunteer light keepers came with the deal because even though the lighthouse and keepers cottage has become a historic museum store and tourist magnet, that bright and shiny beacon at the top  ...   circular deck that inspires awe in its 180 degree scope of magnificent sights so high above St Simons Sound and the popular Pier Village.. They seem exhaustively happy to impart their brand of colorful local history to those guests who may inquire.. But back to work In addition to polishing each of these individual glass prisms and each ones brass frames of the 155-year old, Third Order Fresnel (fray-NEL) lens, the team checks the back-up emergency radio, the moving parts and lubrication of the 3,000 lb gear mechanism, which keeps the lens turning.. They test the electrical system, the high intensity light bulb and the back-up bulb, that automatically takes a failed bulbs place; then they cover the photo sensor to see if the light will automate at dusk.. All this insures that the 1000 watt bulb, magnified by the exquisitely polished lens, shines brilliantly for up to 23 miles seaward, rotating to produce one (1) uniquely patterned, dazzling flash per minute.. The St Simons lighthouse is part of the St Simons Bar Channel range.. When mariners approach St Simons Sound any night or in reduced visibility, they will visibly place the light from the Lighthouse tower in the center of the two lighted, steel towers located just into the Frederica River at the south tip of St Simons Island.. When these 3 tower lights are lined correctly, the vessel s pilot is able to safely maneuver through the deep Bar Channel buoys and be assured he will not run aground.. In daylight hours, the tower its self is also a charted daymark distinguished by its bright white structure with black trim.. Because of the guiding St Simons Island lights valuable service to commercial mariners and the Port of Brunswick, the Brunswick Pilots Association provides a back-up generator power source to the lamp in case of electrical failure.. Over the years and in addition to the general weekly maintenance and function assurance checks, the crew has changed countless bulbs, repaired wiring, replaced the turning motor, polished brass, painted and restored anything that s broken.. Indeed, the whole operation is a crucial element of the Coast Guard motto Semper Paratus.. For sure, these men are deserving, yet unsung heroes who have been on mission, reportedly, longer than any other light team in the United States!.. Just as the historic St Simons light keepers of old, Flotilla 10-10 s light team are devoted guardians who keep the light on because they are committed and steadfast to their vital assignment.. They love the light and are eager to tell the tales of its fascinating history and legends.. The SSI light team is one of the Island s best kept secrets.. But wait the cat has begun to break out of the bag as more and more folks realize that our renowned lighthouse isn t just another pretty face.. Our faithful band of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 volunteer light keepers, dutifully maintain the celebrated major attraction of our Island home and keep the picturesque St Simons Light as a fully functioning ATON (Aid to Navigation.. ) Their 20 year mission and beyond: To bring mariners at sea, safely to port.. To that end, we say Bravo Zulu!!.. Rebuilt in 1873, it stands 104 feet w/129 steps to the observation deck.. SSI light s Rare 3rd order Fresnel lens, 1 of only 15 originals left in the U.. See this article in.. Elegant Island Living.. Capt.. Burney Long Dave Melvin at the turning motor.. Captain Burney Long, USCG retired US CGAUX with over 50 years of service.. USCG Aux Flotilla 10-10 is so very proud of the 20 years of dedicated service by our light crew volunteers.. Billy Wiggins Bob West checking light s emergency radio.. Shining 23 miles out to sea.. May 22, 2014 USCGAUX SSI Light Crew Celebration of 20 years at the top!.. Front row crew L-R: Bob West, Jeff Cole, Ralph Ainger, Al Dixon, Randy Irwin, Billy Wiggins in the crowd Rev.. John Farmer gone on vacation.. Jeff Cole checking the lens light.. B to T: John Farmer, Bob West, Ralph Ainger Jeff Cole.. Ralph Anger Senior Chief Trey Bennett.. Light crew cutting the cake:.. Al Dixon Jeff Cole.. Brunswick Mayor Harvery Flotilla Commander Wellons.. WhittVick Senior Chief Bennett.. Perhaps the CGAUX Flotilla 10-10 s SSI light crews biggest fans are the folks at the Coastal Georgia Historical Sociey who control everything on lighthouse grounds except the light its self.. Thanks for helping us put the celebration together..

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  • Title: CGAUX 10-10 EVENTS
    Descriptive info: Coming Saturday June 14th: The official ACA.. Paddle Sports America course.. Given by the CGAUX FLotilla 10-10 volunteers and West Marine at their Brunswick,GA location.. Sign up Today!.. Longest running volunteer light crew in America.. Flotilla 10-10 s.. St Simons Light Team.. We celebrated their 20th year counting, volunteer lightkeeping mission at the St Simons Island lighthoue gazabo.. FOR THE FULL STORY OF THE ICONIC ST SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE AND LIGHT TEAM.. WE CHECK AND GIVE VSC DECALS MORE THAN JUST MOTOR AND SAIL BOATS.. WE ALSO CHECK KAYAKS, SUP, CANOES PWC.. C.. ome join.. Coast Guard Station Brunswick.. Coast Guard Auxiliary 10-10 SSI.. for OUR TENT EVENTS 2014, all around the beautiful Golden  ...   a Free.. Vessel Safety Check.. (VSC) for your boat, view the Coast Guard Rescue vessel see first hand how your Coast Guard team protects you, your friends, your family, endangered marine life in fact.. our entire coastal community 24-7!.. We invite the public to look for us at many coastal tent events around the Golden Isles.. BE SAFE.. W.. ear your life jacket at all times while having fun out on our coastal waters.. COAST FESTCOAST GUARD STATION BRUNSWICK AND FLOTILLA 10-10, ST SIMONS ISLAND.. Everybody loves Coastie!.. Photos of tent events.. Return to: USCGAUX 10-10 site.. Folks come by to get answers and information from.. Flotilla 10-10.. Safety Panda is beloved by kids..

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  • Title: Vessel Safty Check, VSC
    Descriptive info: WHAT is it WHY does my boat need to pass the USCGAUX s Free VSC?.. The VSC decal is not just for motor sail boats anymore.. It has loing been estabalished that a kayak, canoe or rowboat is a vessel and that USCG requires safety equipment be on board.. This includes a Coast Guard approved life jacket for each person on board, a sound producing device, visual distress signals, and proper navigation lights.. (A police-type whistle and a flashlight comply with these requirements.. ).. Be AWARE.. that the new beach craze,.. paddleboards.. , are also considered vessels by the USCG.. Therefore, the USCGAUX also awards the VSC seal to all.. paddlecraft.. that pass the safety check! (.. see info requirements for paddlecraft.. ).. Flotilla 10-10 had a joint Visual distress signal demonstration at CG Station Brunswick with members of the US Squadron and interested public.. will you be as surprised as we were at what we found! See it all on our.. FACE BOOK.. page.. FIND A QUALIFIED VESSEL EXAMINER FROM CGAux FLOTILLA 10-10 NEAR YOU!.. About USCGAUX Free Vessel Safety Checks.. From the smallest paddlecraft to the largest sea going vessel, the.. U.. S Coast Guard would like to see all vessels in compliance with equipment carriage requirements and safely operated.. If you are uncertain about the Federal, State and Local safety requirements for your boat, one way to make sure you are in compliance is to schedule a Vessel Safety Check (VSC), offered as a free public service by the Volunteers of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.. Be assured that if your boat does not earn it s decal for any reason, nothing is reported or written up.. The Auxiliary examiner will simply explain to you what your vessel needs so that you can choose to comply by securing the equipment needed.. Other federal and state agencies may also conduct similar types of checks.. However, we strongly recommend that you have your vessel inspected by a Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Examiner.. As a part of Team Coast Guard the Auxiliary is the civilian, uniformed arm of the U.. Coast Guard and highly trained in both Federal, State, and Local laws.. All boats do not require the exact same equipment.. The Aux examiners know what applies to your boat and will be happy to discuss and explain if you are uncertain.. If this is your first vessel exam, before you meet your vessel examiner, you will be well advised go over the lists below and see these short, helpful.. videos.. to make the most of your inspection.. Qualified examiners with the USCG Aux will meet you and your boat or come to your vessel and conduct a courtesy examination of safety equipment carried  ...   marine safety equipment, will clarify federal and state regulations, will discuss certain safety procedures, and will answer any boating-related questions.. Some of the topics discussed are:.. *Accident reporting/owner responsibility.. *Charts and Aids to Navigation.. *Offshore operation.. *Inflatable life rafts.. *Immersion suits.. *Survival tips.. *First Aid.. *Float plans.. *Weather and sear conditions.. *Insurance considerations.. *Fueling and fuel management.. *Boating checklist.. *Availability of boating safety classes.. *America s Waterway Watc.. h.. VIDEOS TO HELP YOU: THE TOP 2 SIMPLE THINGS THAT MOST BOATS FAIL IN VESSEL INSPECTIONS.. 1.. HOW TO APPLY YOUR BOATS REGISTRATION NUMBERS.. 2.. PROPER EMERGENCY FLARES ON BOARD.. ALL VESSELS MUST CARRY A SOUND PRODUCING DEVICE.. TOP REASONS SOME BOATS DO NOT PASS THE VSC.. (read this to make sure your boat gets it s VSC decal the first time).. Remember:Mariners whose vessels pass the inspection are awarded a decal that informs the Coast Guard, harbor patrol, sheriffs, police and other boating law enforcement and safety agencies that the mariner s boat was found to be in full compliance with all federal and state boating laws during a safety check for that year.. Additionally, many insurance agencies offer discounts for vessel owners who undergo annual vessel safety checks.. If a vessel does not pass the safety check, a citation or notice of violation is NOT issued.. Instead, mariners are provided a written report detailing how to correct any discrepancies.. Please see our privacy policy.. Don t forget to sign up for our.. Boating Classes.. too!.. The Flotilla offers safe boating classes given by USCGAUX certified instructors.. These are the certified vessel examiners of USCGAUX Flotilla 10-10.. There should be one located in or near your zip code or dock.. You may contact any one of them to provide you with a FREE vessel safety check.. *.. A valid US Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check decal on your boat may lead to a polite wave from.. on the water law enforcement.. instead of a scary and/or expensive boarding.. Boat US Association.. foundation is sponsoring the national VSC campaing for the next 3 years.. *.. We give.. FREE VSC s.. Get your decal for this year.. schedule your check today.. NAME.. ZIP.. PHONE.. EMAIL.. Bob Shorman.. 31522.. 912-320-2474.. federaltaxlien.. expert@gmail.. com.. Arlene Ingram.. 770-630-8545.. fsope@cgauxssi.. Bill Capitan.. 229-938-8535.. wcapitan@earthlink.. net.. Clyde Bowman.. 31525.. 614-746-7262.. sgm4a@comcast.. David Lawrence.. 31523.. 612-723-0972.. david@camdendigital.. Don Wellons.. 31565.. 912-266-4041.. dwdover@gmail.. Donna Ainger.. 703-314-6915.. aingersva@aol.. Gail Owens.. 912-399-1126.. owensge@gmail.. Linda Clavin.. 31520.. 912-217-1810.. lindaclavin@seaisland.. Ralph Ainger.. 703-608-5756.. Sam Davis.. 31324.. 912-667-4137.. sdavis194@gmail.. Von Little.. 912-230-1987.. vonlittle@gmail.. Zarak Hasbrouck.. 912-223-4868.. subsailer96@yahoo.. Ed Ladzinski.. 704-254-1643.. eladzinski@comcast.. Or Contact an SSI/Brunswick area.. USCGAUX volunteer certified VSC examiner.. on the National list.. Enter.. your contact info to be on the way to applying your boats FREE decal!..

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  • Title: paddlecraft requrements
    Descriptive info: In 2012, 85% OF DROWNING VICTIMS.. WERE NOT.. WEARING A LIFE JACKET!.. Think:.. wind, waves,.. water weather.. American Canoe Association.. Find Paddlecraft info, events, clubs fun!.. PADDLE SPORTS ARE A FAST GROWING WATER SPORT AROUND THE GOLDEN ISLES OF GEORGIA.. IT S WONDERFUL THAT SO MANY MORE FOLKS ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE NATURAL BEAUTY OUR AREA OFFERS WITHOUT THE EXPENSE OF POWER BOATING.. JUST REMEMBER THAT ANY PADDLE BOAT (INCLUDING KAYAK, CANOE OR STAND UP.. PADDLE BOARD.. ) IS CONSIDERED A VESSEL BY THE COAST GUARD, WHEN OUTSIDE THE SWIM/SURF ZONE (FYI: in our coastal area, that is virtually everywhere).. THEREFORE, YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE PADDLERS IN CHOOSING YOUR PFD S AND OTHER REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT THAT MAY APPLY.. SADLY, WITH SO MANY MORE PADDLERS  ...   WILL BE AWARDED A VSC DECAL TO SHOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT YOU ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE BOATING LAWS THAT APPLY TO PADDLE SPORTS.. June 14 is SUP day!.. Safety for stand up paddlers.. Smart Start for Paddlers.. CG approved Stand up paddleboard belt pack PFD.. Coastal kayak paddling intro.. Life Jackets float.. Do you?.. Safe Sea Kayaking.. prepare!!!.. Defensive paddeling.. LABLE YOUR PADDLECRAFT WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.. HERE S WHY AND HOW.. Contact us if you or your paddling group would like to have one of our Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer instructors give you more information and/or talk to your group about how the law and safety applies to paddle sports.. We can offer your paddle craft(s) a.. FREE Vessel Safety Check.. as well.. Contact an SSI/Brunswick area..

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  • Title: CGAUX 10-10 Partners
    Descriptive info: Flotilla 10-10.. believes that strengthening appropriate relationships with local private industry is imperative.. Ultimately, strong partnerships are critical to enhancing the CGAux capability, effectiveness and credibility in both our local and national maritime sphere of influence.. CGAUX Flotilla 10-10 is supported by many fine local establishments in our area of operation as well as these  ...   USCGAux National Partners.. as per Memormanium of Agreement.. A few of our.. local Partners.. Golden Isles/Morning Star Marina.. Brunswick Landing Marina.. Southeast Adventure Outfitters.. Elllis Marine.. McGinty Gordon Associates Insurance.. Boating Assocition of the United States.. Three Year sponsor of Vesssel Safety Checks decals 2012-1214.. Alliance for Safe Navigation.. American Canoe Assoc.. BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA..

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  • Title: Your confirmed
    Descriptive info: CONGRADULATIONS.. YOU RE CONFIRMED FOR USCGAUX FLOTILLA 10-10 s SAFE BOATING COURSE.. Additionally: We have.. other available boating courses.. scheduled that you or someone you know, might like to take.. For more information or concerns please contact.. FSO-PE.. Or call the Flotilla 10-10 s Public Education officer: 912-268-4532..

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  • Title: About Boating Safely
    Descriptive info: ABS is the #1 USCG seminar, safe boating course in the USA!.. ABOUT BOATING SAFELY, 8 HOUR COURSE.. New to boating?.. Need your Georgia boater card?.. Cost $30.. ; includes book, all materials LUNCH! (provided by our education partners).. This is an introductory boating course for the novice boater.. Most importantly, this is the premier approved course that satisfies the new.. as well as.. ANY state with a boater license law.. You shouldn t even leave the dock without a certificate/boater card showing that you have successfully completed a state federal USCG approved safe boating course.. the US Coast Guard Coast Guard Auxiliary.. Book all necessary materials are included in our ABS class.. (Bring pencil paper for notes certification test).. This course is approved by Georgia DNR, The US Coast Guard NASBLA.. COMPLETE INFO AND TOPICS.. SIGN UP SECURELY.. If your organization would like to sponsor one of our 8hr or 4hr safe boating courses for your group or the public, please.. contact us.. Online reservations must be made.. by.. one day before the course is set to begin.. You do not need a PayPal account to use this secure syste.. m.. About Boating Safely is open to all boaters 12 over.. ABOUT BOATING SAFELY COURSE $30.. 00.. NO ABS CLASS SCHEDULED.. WHEN IT IS, IT WILL BE POSTED HERE.. ALSO:.. Below the email field of PayPal, in the Names of students you are paying for.. Please.. ADD.. the names of those students, if different than the name on credit card, so that we may put.. all students names on the class list for admitnance.. Location: Morningstar Marina at Golden Isles in the Harbour Room on the deck  ...   power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.. Boating Law.. Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.. Boat Safety Equipment.. Personal flotation devices ( life jackets ); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.. Safe Boating.. Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.. Navigation.. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC tunnel vision.. Boating Problems.. Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.. Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat.. Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.. Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating.. Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.. Remember, online courses can t compare to our classroom instruction!..

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  • Title: Boating Skills & Seamanship
    Descriptive info: BOATING SKILLS SEAMANSHIP COURSE.. INFORMATION SIGN-UP.. BS S Course Overview.. Coast Guard Auxiliary s.. Boating Skills and Seamanship.. (BS S) course is the CGAuxiliary s official comprehensive boating and navigation course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.. The course consists of 8 core required lessons.. plus- must know.. LOCAL.. navigation lessons.. , providing you with up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.. Right here in Coastal Georgia waters!.. any insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course.. Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates and National boater cards good in every state.. 2014.. Courses will be given at: Coast Guard Station Brunswick.. Location/Map:.. 2 Conservation Way Brunswick, GA 31520.. (under the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick side).. Includes: 10 important lessons given over 2 Saturdays 3 week nights: Beginning;.. Sat August 16, 9AM-4PM.. Resume; Tues August 19, Wed August 20; Thurs August 21, 6:00-9:15PM (skip Fri August 22th) finish; Sat August 23 9AM-4PM.. The cost is: $49.. 50 per student.. There are lunch breaks for Saturday classes.. Be advised that our BS S course is an in-depth boating course,.. it is open to boaters 12 older.. SIGN UP SECURELY.. BOATING SKILLS SEAMANSHIP COURSE $49.. 50.. FYI: WE BELIEVE FLOTILLA 10-10 S BS S COURSE IS PRICED VERY REASONABLY.. WE HAVE SEEN THE SAME COURSE FOR UP TO $85.. ELSEWHERE.. For additional info questions contact: Arlene Ingram at.. 912-268-4532 or E-mail:.. Topics Include.. Which Boat Is For You?.. Boater s language; types of boats; outboard motors and stern drives; hull design; uses of boats; other power plants; materials for constructing boats; your intended use; the Coast Guard Customer Info line; marine surveyors; buying a boat.. Equipment For Your Boat.. Requirements for your boat; your boat s equipment; legal considerations; substance abuse; boating accident reports; Courtesy Marine  ...   give-way; rules for special vessels; risk of collision; bend signals; restricted visibility; vessel lights and shapes; vessels at anchor; diving operations; distress signals; drawbridge signals; penalties.. Inland Boating.. Types of inland waters; inland navigation; inland seamanship; river currents; maintaining inland waterways; dams; locks; river charts; commercial traffic; before you go.. (This lesson typically will not be taught in coastal courses).. The Rest Of Our Story.. Small boat safety; personal water craft; hypothermia; motorboats and sailboats; carbon monoxide poisoning; float plan; U.. Coast Guard District Offices; instructions for using a course plotter; metric conversion system.. Introduction To Navigation.. Piloting tools; maps and charts; chart features; your chart s general information block; other charted information; your magnetic compass; position on the earth s surface; locating a point on a chart; distance on the earth s surface; measuring distance; course plotting; sources of compass error; correcting a compass reading; positioning; speed-time-distance; dead reckoning; practice your art.. Powering Your Boat.. Types of marine engines; marine engines; selecting a propeller; induction systems; ignition systems; flame arresters; cooling systems; gasoline considerations; batteries; maintenance; winterizing your boat; spring fitting-out; troubleshooting.. Lines Knots For Your Boat.. Line or rope; rope materials; kinds of rope; measuring rope; selecting your ropes; care of rope; making up line; knots, bends, and hitches; splices; securing lines; dipping the eye.. Weather Boating.. Sources of weather information; wind and boating; wind and waves; understanding weather; weather and heat; fog; non-frontal weather.. Your Boat s Radio.. Radios used on boats; functions of radios; licenses; selecting your VHF-FM radio; installation; operating your VHF-FM; maintain a radio watch; channels have special purposes; some no no s ; copies of the rules; calling another station; procedure words; phonetic alphabet; routine radio check; distress, urgency, and safety calls; crew training.. **We focus on local knowledge to help you understand how to navigate in our complex Georgia coastal area!..

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