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Hudson Flotilla 11-7 USCG Auxiliary

Established by Congress in 1939 the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard and like the Coast Guard the Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready).

The Auxiliary responsibilities include

  • Safety and Security Patrols
  • Search and Rescue
  • Mass Casualty or Disasters Response
  • 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

In addition to the above, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operates in any mission as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or Secretary of Homeland Security.

Our Mission

  • To promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety
  • To provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions
  • To support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical Requirements

Hudson USCG Flotilla 11-7

Hudson Flotilla 11-7 has been active on the Nature Coast for over 50 years, providing Marine Safety and Recreational Boating education to the community. Members are from all over the Gulf Coast, and we all have one thing in common; a desire to improve boating safety and to support the mission of the Coast Guard.

Our area of operation ranges from Aripeka on the north to Ridge Road on the south but we serve wherever we are needed. In addition to our assigned AOR, we support operations at Clearwater Air Station, Sector Operations in St Petersburg and Station Sand Key in Clearwater. We perform Marine Safety and Pollution Response. We monitor Red Tide and assist the sheriff’s marine unit and FWC with non-law enforcement functions.

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Our instructors have presented programs at several locations around Pasco County, including various grade schools. In addition to Boating Safety Education classes, we perform no-cost vessel safety checks at the dock, in the marina, or in your back yard. These safety checks confirm that your boat and your equipment are ready for a safe day on the water.

To view a schedule of upcoming courses, click here: http://wow.uscgaux.info/peclass.php?unit=070-11-07

We also publish our events on EventBrite, where you can pay for the class and get registered to attend. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/hudson-flotilla-117-us-coast-guard-auxiliary-10812841746 for a list of all of our unit’s upcoming courses.