Welcome To Flotilla 16-07

Flotilla16-07, D5NR, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Manasquan Inlet, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
Location: 1 mile southeast of Squan Beach; 40-06' 52"N x 74-01' 43"W in 1880; 40-07' 00"N x 74-02' 00"W in 1915; 40-06' 12"N x 74-02' 30"W.
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 Map

Flotilla 16-07, D5NR, USCG Auxiliary was established in 1958 and meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1930 in the Sail Loft of USCG Station Manasquan Inlet, 61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The Sail Loft is located across from the main Coast Guard Station building. Members of Flotilla 16-07 conduct Boating Safety Classes for the public, Free Vessel Safety Examinations of recreational vessels (VSCs), Maritime Observation Missions (MOM), Search and Rescue Missions (SAR), and Marine Dealer Visits (MDVs). Flotilla 16-07 Members receive advanced training through the Auxiliary Member Training Department so they can assist and augment the Coast Guard in all missions except direct military and direct law enforcement activities.

Contact us: Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 


Welcome to The Flotilla 16-07 website!


Our website has been designed to provide our local community with the information and links that will help in promoting boating enjoyment and safety.

As an auxiliary, we are the civilian support for the U.S. Coast Guard.  Our responsibilities consist in providing boating safety education to the public.  We are able to accomplish this through the many certified classes we offer in Boating Safety that results in the attainment of the NJ State Boating Certificate.  We also conduct programs in local schools through our Water-N-Kids program, provide public information booths, and serve as guest speakers to schools and organizations.

Membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary is open to anyone from 17 years of age who is interested in providing an important and rewarding service to the local boating community.  We, in Flotilla 16-07, are men and women from the local area who volunteer our time to promote boating safety and enjoyment.  We spend a great deal of time receiving training in specific areas of the Coast Guard Auxiliary programs that meet our personal interests and can be used in carrying out our Auxiliary responsibilities.  This would include conducting free vessel inspections of water craft, and qualifying as Boat Crew and Coxswains serving on board Coast Guard approved facilities.  Members do not need to own a boat nor even like to sail.  Because of the extensiveness of the Auxiliary programs, you may want to become involved in Public Affairs, Communications, Program Visitor, Publications, Instructor, Operations, Marine Safety and Environment, Finance, or Navigation.

The vessel inspections that we perform are not required nor do they result in legal reporting of results.  They are intended to provide information to the boat owner of the safety condition of the vessel and the required equipment on board for the safety of all occupants.

We are always looking for new members to join our team.  If you are interest to find out more information, I invite you to come to one of our meetings and get to know us.  We meet twice a month at Coast Guard Station Manasquan.  To contact us, please call our Human Resource Officer, Charmaine Stires at 732-785-2618 or our Flotilla message hot line, flotilla1607@yahoo.com.


2016 Flotilla 5NR 16-07 Officers
Elected Officers

Glenn F. Delmonico – Commander (FC)

Basil Iwanyk – Vice Commander (VFC)

Paul Harren, IP FC 16-07

Paul C. Harren – Immediate Past Commander (IPFC)

Staff Officers

FSO-CM Communications – Robert G. Witham

FSO-CS Communication Services – Robert R. Daraio

FSO-FN Finance – Dennis J. Georgia

FSO-HR Human Resources – Linda L. Francese

FSO-IS Information Services – Marjorie Ignozza

FSO-MA Materials – Robert J. Kady

FSO-MS Marine Safety – Basil Iwanyk

FSO-MT Member Training – Basil Iwanyk

FSO-NS Navigation Systems – William L. Castagno

FSO-OP Operations –  Paul Harren

FSO-PA Public Affairs –John J. Rimmer Jr.

FSO-PB Publications – Betsy W. Bauer

FSO-PE Public Education –Tina Shymko

         FSO-PV Program Visitor – Alice J. Schroth

FSO-SR Secretary – Michael W. Mahoney

FSO-VE Vessel Examiner - William L. Castagno


History of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 16-07 (5NR)

The roots of Flotilla 16-07 go back to December 13, 1958 when Flotilla 87, the “Beaver Dam Creek Flotilla” was chartered under the administration of Mr. Melville Noe, Division 8 Captain. At the end of 1957 Division 16 was created under the direction of Mr. Raymond Swan DCP and it is unclear when Flotilla 87 was changed to 16-07. Our official unit name today is “Manasquan Inlet”, with the sail loft at Station Manasquan Inlet being the site of our meetings.

In 1962 Flotilla 87 broke ground and began admitting females as members into the previously all-male Auxiliary. Through the years our female members have held elected office, staff officer, and non-staff officer positions. Presently, our female population comprises 17% of our total active membership of 42.

Our public education missions are quite successful, with 18 instructors offering courses in boating safety and global positioning systems. We also participate in many Water ‘n Kids safety programs in area scouting groups, nursery and elementary schools. Flotilla 16-07 has 11 vessel examiners, 3 marine dealer visitors, 13 surface operational facilities and 12 radio facilities. Two of its members currently serve as qualification examiners for District 5.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, view from Cooks Creek
U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet, Cooks Creek

Manasquan Inlet

Manasquan Inlet Chart

Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Garden State Parkway South.
Get off Garden State at Exit 98.
Follow the signs to Route 34 South.
At the first traffic circle go half around and continue on 34 South.
Continue on 34 to Route 35 South.
Take Route 35 South over the Manasquan Bridge, get in the left lane and follow the signs for The Beach and Broadway.
Take Broadway to the end at the beach and turn left follow to USCG Station Manasquan,  
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 on the left. Map


From the Trenton area, take Route 129/195 east toward the Shore Area
After approximately 39 miles, merge onto Route 34 south
Continue on Route 34 south until it becomes Route 35 south
Take Route 35 South over the Manasquan Bridge, get in the left lane and follow the signs for The Beach and Broadway.
Take Broadway to the end and turn left follow to USCG Station Manasquan,  
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642‎


On the west side of New Jersey take the New Jersey Tpk. to Exit 7A, Route 195 east
At this point, follow the directions from the West, above
On the east side of New Jersey take the
Garden State Pkwy north
to Exit 90 toward Brick
Merge on to Route 88 east
Take Route 88 east to Point Pleasant.
Turn left on to Richmond Ave., Route 35 north
Proceed on Route 35 north until Broadway, just before the Manasquan Bridge
Take Broadway to the end and turn left follow to USCG Station Manasquan,  
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642

Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet Patch

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit http://www.cgaux.org

Contact us:
Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 
     E-mail: Flotilla1607@yahoo.com

Weather at Pt. Pleasant, N.J.

Ocean and River Tide Predictions for Manasquan Inlet