Flotilla 96, District 1 NR
News and Events
Meeting - June 5, 2019: at 1900 hrs at the
Drifting in the Dark - This article from the Coast Guard Compass illustrates the importance of a float plan and personal preparedness in the face of extreme danger. http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2017/07/drifting-in-the-dark/
RIP Current Awareness- July 2017 -
In response to a surge of rip current-related deaths throughout
the mid-Atlantic region in June 2017, the Coast Guard reminds the public
of the dangers of rip currents and the value of checking weather and rip
current forecasts, supervising children in the water, not swimming alone
and choosing a lifeguard-protected beach. The Coast Guard and U.S.
Lifesaving Association teamed up to produce a short video on the subject
Stranded Boater Rescued by Auxiliarists - June 14, 2016 - A stranded boater, adrift in Long Island Sound for two days, was rescued this past Tuesday by an Auxiliarist on a recreational voyage. Robert Ewing, an AUXAIR Aircraft Commander, who flies when he is not out on his Lord Nelson tug, came upon and rescued a man in a plastic raft in the middle of Long Island Sound. Check out the links below:
Float Plan - The US Coast Guard Auxiliary has released a revised and expanded version of the Float Plan on the Float Plan Central website. The form is in PDF fillable format making it easier than ever to use. Help take the "search" out of Search & Rescue. Get the plan !