SCARBOROUGH — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Saco Bay Flotilla met at Anjon’s Restaurant in Scarborough Jan. 17 to install new officers for 2014.

Joey Menard of Biddeford was sworn in as flotilla commander, and Sean Thomson of Saco was sworn in as vice commander.

In attendance were members of the flotilla, their guests and officials from USCG Sector Northern New England, including Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Gilda and Chief of Prevention Cmdr. John Humpage. Awards were presented to individual members and to the flotilla for outstanding work in 2013.

The Saco Bay Flotilla consists of civilian volunteers who serve the boating community and provide support for the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Saco River and Bay and Portland Harbor areas. The flotilla sponsors boating safety courses at various local venues. Voluntary vessel safety checks are performed at local launch ramps to assist boaters in safely outfitting their craft. Safety patrols are conducted on the waters of Saco Bay, providing assistance to boaters in distress. Membership is open to any U.S. citizen, age 18 or older.

More information is available on the flotilla website at, or by emailing [email protected]