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Somerville Flotilla's Selected Coast Guard Links

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Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our customers.  They do not, in any way, constitute an endoresement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there.  We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or secondary sites from the pages to which they link.

  • United States Coast Guard  -- Home site for the U.S. Coast Guard with lots of general information including a brief history of the Coast Guard, information about recruiting and the CG Academy, access to news releases on such things as boat recalls, a massive "Fact File" with information on just about anything you can think of concerning the Coast Guard, and the latest Commandant's Bulletins.
  • United States Coast Guard Web Pages -- This site also provides links to selected Coast Guard websites, lots of interesting boating websites, and links also to other federal agencies and other military pages.
  • Commander Atlantic Area -- From its home in Portsmouth, Virginia., the LantArea Command Center coordinates law enforcement and rescue missions that occur on the high seas across and outside district boundaries. LantArea also manages international exercises such as UNITAS and Tradewinds, and programs such as the International Maritime Law Enforcement Team (IMLET) and Multi-National Maritime Interception Operations in the North Red Sea and North Arabian Gulf. The Atlantic Area includes the First, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Coast Guard Districts.
  • First Coast Guard District -- The First Coast Guard District office is located in Boston, Massachusetts. From these administrative offices, all First District units are managed and supported. The boundaries of the First Coast Guard District encompass the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and parts of New Jersey.
  • Sector New York Homeport -- Valuable information on the Port Of New York and surrounding areas. HomePort
  • NavRules Online -- The complete text of the International and Inland Navigation Rules is available online in Adobe AcrobatTM format. The website also provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the navigation rules, a full set of NavRules exam questions, and a form for submitting questions about the navigation rules.
  • Office of Boating Safety -- The purpose of the Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public.
  • Office of Coast Guard Auxiliary -- A United States Coast Guard site which is designed to aid in finding information about how the Coast Guard interfaces with the Auxiliary through the Office of Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  • Local Notice To Mariners -- The Local Notice To Mariners is the primary means for disseminating information concerning aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, and other items of marine information of interest to mariners on the waters of the United States, it's territories, and possessions. These notices are essential to all navigators for the purpose of keeping their charts. Light Lists, Coast Pilots and other nautical publications up-to-date. These notices are published weekly. They may be obtained free of charge.
  • First District Local Notice To Mariners -- The Local Notice To Mariners includes information concerning aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, and other items of marine information of interest to mariners for vessels operating in ports and waterways of the First Coast Guard District.

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Updated: July 15, 2009

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