Coast Guard celebrates 75-year anniversary of Coast Guard Auxiliary

D8 Logo
New Orleans – Monday marked the 75-year anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Congress founded the auxiliary in 1939 as an organization of volunteers to promote boating safety and to augment the Coast Guard.

The 8th Coast Guard District celebrated this event by honoring 8th District Commodores Richard Lawrence, Larry King, Joseph McGonigal and Richard McConnell. Additionally, Richard McConnell received an award for his 50 years of service in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a voluntary force of local citizens that supports Coast Guard missions and activities in this area.

A member from the Coast Guard Auxiliary provides a free safety exam for a commercial fishing vessel. The Coast Guard Auxiliary provides free, no fine safety examinations of commercial fishing vessels in order to promote safe boating. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City)

A member from the Coast Guard Auxiliary provides a free safety exam for a commercial fishing vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City)

Most recently the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4-4 from Lafayette, Louisiana in alliance with Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Branch of Morgan City, Louisiana conducted free safety exams in the Port of West St. Mary June 12.

These exams included more than half a dozen crab vessels at St. Mary Seafood and additional recreational vessels in the port to ensure safety of boaters. Voluntary exams are complemented by the Coast Guard’s at-sea law enforcement program. Critical safety items are checked at sea during fisheries law enforcement boardings.

If interested in a free, no fine safety examination of a commercial fishing vessel, please visit www.fishsafe.info.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.