Take and pass this boater safety course and carry a boater education certification card. This one-day class will take place at Carteret Community College, the North Carolina Marine Training and Education Center and Marine Propulsion Boat Manufacturing Marine Systems Building (MARTEC Building), Room 101, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC. This United States Coast Guard course covers the following topics: • Introduction to Boating• Boating Law• Boat Safety Equipment• Safe Boating• Navigation• Boating Problems• Trailering• Storing and Protecting Your Boat• Hunting and fishing• Waterskiing• River boating This course satisfies the North Carolina boating safety education requirement and is required for any person to operate aRead More →

Boating is a lot safer when you know the waters you’re in. The New Bern area U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer their most popular course, Navigating Local Waters,  Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center, Broad Creek Rd, New Bern. While the emphasis is on the Neuse and Trent Rivers and other waters around New Bern, the seminar also presents the locations and features of many popular anchorages, marinas and boatyards in the Neuse and Pamlico river basins, as well as the ICW to Morehead City/Beaufort and on to Cape Lookout. The charge is $10 per person with additional membersRead More →

The New Bern area Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a one-day course on Saturday, April 20 to provide new and limited experienced boaters the know-how to legally operate a boat on North Carolina waterways. It also could result in a lower boat insurance premium. The class, taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors, is open to all and satisfies the educational requirement to legally operate a boat in NC with 10 or more horsepower (applicable for residents born on or after Jan. 1, 1998). The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. at the New Bern Yacht Club, 1206 Brice’s Creek Road, New Bern. ARead More →

At the recent Change of Watch Banquet of the USCG Auxiliary-New Bern Flotilla, Vice Commander Karl Mielenhausen of Fairfield Harbour was named “Auxiliarist of the Year,” the Flotilla’s top award, for his 16 years and hundreds of hours spent in training the 46 members organization.   Mielenhausen is also Staff Officer Information Systems for the New Bern Flotilla as well as Division Officer of the flotillas from New Bern to the Coast. The “Change of Watch” process introduced Mike Ott as Commander for the second year, Mike Kent as Vice Commander and the introduction of 16 Flotilla Staff officers for the coming year. Special awardsRead More →