Re: SEA CADETS / SEA SCOUTS & USCG AUX
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 02 Sep 1997 11:03:01 -0500
Joseph M. Land, Sr. wrote:
> > >>Is it National Policy for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary That it CANNOT
> > >Sponsor a Ship
> > Keith,
> > Yes, it is USCG National Policy & actually is stated in the new
> > Manual.
> > I have no clue as to why this policy was instated.
> I'm not fully aware of the entire story, but I'm led to believe that the
> issue was simply liability. New legislature relating to CG Aux has changed
> this policy for Sea Cadets, and I imagine that holds true for Sea Explorers
> as well.
> Joe Land, Sr., LCDR, NSCC
> Skipper, TS Resilience (SE/NSCC)
> Cedar Key, Florida
It's my understanding that National Sea Exploring Fleet Commodore,
Capt. James A. Umberger, USCG (Ret.), has worked out an arrangement with
the USCG. Apparently, the USCG may charter units but the Auxiliary, a
CIVILIAN ARM, may not. Liability insurance was said to the culprit
because the Auxiliary is a non-governmental organization.
We had Central Flotilla ships affected by the above problem. We cured
that problem by transferring their charters from the USCG (Aux) to the
USCG. National Sea Exploring Director (Associate Director of Exploring)
Bill Rogers at (972)+580-2000 for detailed information and assistance.
Since the Navy League continues to sponsor Sea Cadet units, I'm
perplexed by the stance of the USCG/USCG (Aux) stance.