Aenderian Coast Guard

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Aenderian Coast Guard
CoastGuardAenderiaNewLogo.svg
Active 15 June 2019 - present (De facto)
17 November 2019 - present[1]
Country AendereseFlag.png Fifth Aenderian Republic
Flag of Iustus.svg Empire of Iustus (De facto)
Type Coast guard
Size 3 ships (1 under construction), 2 vehicles
Headquarters Noyan, Aenderia
Motto Où les routes nous mènent, nous nous battons. (French: Where routes lead us, we fight.)
Colors Black, red
March Heart of Oak
Anniversaries 15 June
Engagements Ellesmereexpedition2.png Ellesmere Expedition
Highlandexpedition2.png Highland Expeditions
Commanders
President William Efton
General Secretary Jayden Lycon
Minister of National Defence and Solicitor General Nicholas Fisher
Insignia
Standard CoastGuardAenderiaStandard.svg
Naval Ensign Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Racing Stripe CoastGuardStripe.png

The Aenderian Coast Guard is the national coast guard of Aenderia. It was de facto created with the building of SV Niantic in June 2019. The Coast Guard is tasked with navigation between Aenderian and Canadian waters, to protect borders between Canada, and to address transportation issues within rivers bordering Aenderia. The Coast Guard only operates in parts of the Highland Creek Trail, which contains the claims of Aaron Island, Noyan, and Point Cupertino. It also de facto operates in the Town of Canso-Frontenac, a town within the Empire of Iustus.[2]

Role and duties

A duty of the ACG is to maintain Aenderian waters. SV Niantic discovers a copy of WWE 2K18 littered in the Highland Creek.[3]

Unlike coast guards of other nations, the Aenderian Coast Guard is a government marine organization without naval or law enforcement responsibilities. As Aenderia is not near any large body of water, naval operations are the responsibility of macro governments. The Aenderian Coast Guard maintains the environment within the Highland Creek, taking care of litter collection and creek maintenance for the parts of the creek claimed by Aenderia and Iustus[4]. Furthermore, the Aenderian Coast Guard often takes photos and panoramas around the creek and uploads them to MicroWiki and other sites for research and entertainment purposes.

Though enlisted officers of the Coast Guard may charge Aenderian laws to people in Aenderian claims, this is never done. Although the Coast Guard also maintains Canso-Frontenac, they do not have the authority to charge anyone with Aenderian nor Iustus law in the town.

The Coast Guard has the authority to claim land for Aenderia or other allies. This was done with the establishment of Canso-Frontenac on 1 December 2019.[5]

The Coast Guard does not maintain Nouveau-Montreal or other claims of Aenderia as they are disconnected from the general Toronto area.

History

Logo of the Noyan Boat Company, the builders of SV Niantic, C/F Megumin and SV Brudda Osas.

The Coast Guard de facto started with the construction of SV (sailing vessel) Niantic by the Noyan Boat Company on 14 June 2019 as a random side project by Jayden Lycon. The boat was finished on 16 June 2019 and started its maiden service on Kawhi Leonard Lake. The Coast Guard was formally established on 17 November 2019, with the passing of the Coast Guard Act, 2019.

SV Niantic, the first ship in the Coast Guard to be built.
Face of Leon Montan at Ellesmere station.

The Coast Guard rose into inter-micronational fame when Commander-in-Chief Jayden Lycon posted a face of Leon Montan on Ellesmere station on 23 November 2019.[6] The organization later also reached fame again with the passing of File:SVNiantic282.JPG for the featured photo for January 2020.[7] Furthermore, in late November 2019, SV Niantic later went renovations, installing a small motor and a new black and red paint design. Though, due to the general quality of the motor selected, it was removed shortly after.

The Coast Guard helped with the establishment of Canso-Frontenac on 1 December 2019, when Jayden Lycon claimed the present-day territory to the Empire of Iustus. In early 2020, plans were started to expand the fleet to include a wooden aircraft carrier to hold radio-controlled aircraft, a coastal trading vessel (now C/F Megumin), and a new port. Furthermore, the Coast Guard plans to participate in the Cupertino Earth Week Clean Up, which was originally planned at 19-25 April 2020 but later postponed indefinitely on the advice from Toronto Public Health and Public Health England due to COVID-19.[8][9]

SV Nianic near Canso-Frontenac.
C/F Megumin (now C/F Nicholas Randouler) at maiden voyage on 2 June 2020, built for the 2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament.

On 31 May 2020, construction on C/F (car ferry) Megumin (now C/F Nicholas Randouler) was started on 30 May 2020 and was completed on 2 June 2020 and was the biggest ship in the fleet, being able to carry toy vehicles and other ships in the fleet for maintenance. The ship was built for the 2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, as well as the 2nd anniversary of the founding of Aenderia. Also, SV Brudda Osas was also completed on 2 May 2020, though it was only made from popsicle sticks, hot glue, and paper tape and was only built because Jayden Lycon was bored at 6 am. Though C/F Megumin was originally planned to have a large flag, it was downgraded to the small flags used for Niantic due to structural problems.

C/F Nicholas Randouler, SV Niantic, and the flags of the many nations which Nicholas served.

Following the notification of the passing of Nicholas Randouler, both Jayden Lycon and William Efton discussed regarding plans to honour Randouler. One of those plans was to rename C/F Megumin to C/F Nicholas Randouler. The closing ceremony, set on 9 June 2020, was instead redesignated as a tribute to Randouler's service[10] to Aenderia, Iustus, as well as all of micronationalism, with C/F Nicholas Randouler and SV Niantic travelling in Noyan and Canso-Frontenac with the approval from Austin Jaax. During the tribute, a photo of Randouler was displayed with all the micronations that Randouler had influence in[11], as well as the flags of the flag of Ohio and flag of the United States.

Future of the Coast Guard if the Aenderia-Iustus deal was succeeded

The Aenderian Coast Guard organized and did the colonization of the Iustus town of Canso-Frontenac.

Originally, the Aenderian delegation offered to merge all the defence forces (Coast Guard as well as the Operation Vanessa Outer Intelligence Agency) to Iustus during and after the lease or for the duration of the lease, returning to Aenderia after the lease was done. The Aenderian delegation also offered to keep the Coast Guard as status quo, keeping it for the part of the Aenderian government that would not be joining Aenderia. The latter option was not practical though, as most of the proposed territory that was to be leased by Iustus was maintained by the Coast Guard.[12]

Austin Jaax, representing Iustus, decided to go with the last option, as Iustus did not have a standing military of any kind at the time. However, it was granted that the Coast Guard may operate and do its duties at Iustus.[13]

Ultimately, the Aenderia Act failed in the Parliament of Iustus, with Aenderia not joining Iustus.[14]

Core values

The Coast Guard has a set of core values that serve as the mission and guidelines for all activity in the Coast Guard. These core values are:

Respect - We treat all people the same regardless of race, gender, religion, etc. We all work together as a team.

Environmentalism - This is where we live, treat it how you would treat your house like. We are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat, as well as the presence of all First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and other Aboriginal and Indian peoples around the World.

Duty - We are here to do a specific task. Let's do it.

Perseverance - Nothing is impossible.

Fitness test

Anyone wishing to join the Aenderian Coast Guard must take and pass a fitness and competence test.

The physical part of the fitness test is done over a period of 4 days and includes:

  • 100 squats, done in 2 sets of 50;
  • 35 sit-ups in a minute;
  • 20 pushups in a minute;
  • 2 sets of 1-minute planks;
  • 5-kilometre mixed jogging and walking in less than 40 minutes with 500 grams of water;
  • 3-kilometre continuous jog and then 2 kilometres of mixed jogging and walking with no water.
  • 30 cold showers over a period of a month.

Symbolism

Logo of the Coast Guard (vertical version).

The Coast Guard has many symbols representing the organization.

During 2019 and some of 2020, the Coast Guard did not adopt any logo. However, a logo was designed in May 2020 as a side project from Jayden Lycon and for efforts to modernize the Coast Guard. The logo contains a light blue background on the dexter side and a light green background on the sinister side, with a white line surrounding it. It also contains a white and black narwhal in the middle of the logo even though narwhals are not native nor can be found in its operation area. Below the logo reads Aenderian Coast Guard with light blue and green text in Kayak Sans. Previous prototypes included a blue/yellow font, blue/light blue, and the aforementioned backgrounds with a blue/white narwhal.

Naval Ensign

The Flag of Ontario may also be used as a secondary unofficial ensign.

Officially, the naval ensign of Aenderia is the Union Jack, and subsequently, all vessels in the Coast Guard are required to display the ensign. Though this violates the Merchant Shipping Act 1995[15], Aenderia claims that the aforementioned law only affects ships registered under British law. The Union Jack was chosen as the naval ensign since, at the time, that was the only desk flag that Jayden Lycon had and that SV Niantic was designed with a flag pole with the aforementioned British desk flag in mind. The desk flag was picked up in 2017 in Fort York during a school field trip.

The Coast Guard Standard.

The Flag of Ontario may also be used as an unofficial secondary naval ensign when the Union Jack is missing and was used for most of the Highland Expeditions. However, during the Randouler tribute, it was decided to use the surplus United States flag to honour the macronation that Randouler resided in.

Coast Guard Standard

The Coast Guard Standard is used on all ceremonial purposes, including parades, but is not used as an ensign. It contains a Light Blue British Ensign with the logo of the Coast Guard in the fly-half, and green background with a white outline on the fly of the flag. This flag will be used to represent the Coast Guard instead of the Aenderian one in other micronational territories to ensure that no conflicts arise regarding sovereignty unless the Coast Guard is under war.

Service Mark ("Racing Stripe")

SV Brudda Osas with the Racing Stripe.

The racing stripe is only used on boats. It was first used after the retrofit of SV Niantic to include more colours on the ship (At the time, SV Niantic had no paint and its only colour was an oak wood brown-like colour.) The racing stripe contains a narrow red trip, a narrow white stripe between, and a thick black bar. The stripe is inspired by the Canadian Coast Guard's stripe. The stripe is planned to be on the future wooden light aircraft carrier being constructed, however, there are no plans to include it on any vehicles operated by the Coast Guard.

Rank insignia

NCOs and enlisted officers

NATO equiv. Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Aenderian Coast Guard
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No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent ACGCaptain2.png No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent ACGLieutenant2.png ACGCadet2.png
Captain Lieutenant Cadet

Commissioned officers

NATO equiv. code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Aenderian Coast Guard
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ACGCOMMANDER2.png ACGMINISTER2.png No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Commander in Chief and President Admiral and Minister of National Defence and Solicitor General

Ports

Contruction of the new port and facility of the Cupertino Alliance.

During June - November 2019, the Coast Guard did not use a port, instead of relying on temporary shallow river levees to dock their boats. In November 2019, there were plans to build a small port and a small maintenance center in Point Cupertino or Noyan. Construction for the new port started on 1 March 2020, with the plan of building a facility of the Cupertino Alliance beside the port[16]. Though, construction is currently on hold due to the 2019 coronavirus pandemic and general lack of time. Construction is planned to be restarted in the summer of 2020.

Units

C/F Megumin (now C/F Nicholas Randouler) carrying SV Niantic, a toy Chevrolet Camaro and a toy Mini Cooper S.

Units are a group of ships to do a specific duty of some sort. The 1st Coast Guard Battalion, Northern Flight (1CGB NF) is responsible for all radio-controlled aircraft whilst the 2nd Coast Guard (Reserve) Battalion, Maple Protect (2CGRB MP) is a reserve group with the duty of maintaining the surrounding area. However, only the latter battalion is active, as all of the first battalion's ships are being constructed. All units are based in Noyan.

The Coast Guard does not use a unified ship prefix. SV Niantic is a sailing vessel was named after the Niantic people, a tribe of Algonquian-speaking American Indians residing in the Connecticut and Rhode Island areas. C/F Nicholas Randouler was originally named C/F Megumin, and is a car ferry. Originally, it was named after the character in the KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! book series, but was changed to honour former president Nicholas Randouler as he passed on 3 June 2020[11]. SV Brudda Osas is another sailing vessel named after Brudda Osas, a character portrayed by Canadian Youtuber Twomad.

References

  1. Lycon, Jayden (17 November 2019) Coast Guard Act, 2019
  2. Lycon, Jayden (2 May 2020) Canso-Frontenac Incorporation Act, 2020
  3. Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) DIME Magazine Issue #1
  4. Lycon, Jayden (27 March 2020) Garbage on the Highland Creek
  5. Jaax, Austin (5 December 2019) Canso-Frontenac Act
  6. Government of the Aenderese Republic (23 November 2019) wasting my saturday at ellesmere station
  7. MicroWiki (5 May 2020) MicroWiki:Featured picture/Archive
  8. Lycon, Jayden (16 April 2020) Chairmanship order issued 16 April 2020
  9. Lycon, Jayden (19 April 2020) Earth Day event postponed; New Hanoi referendum soon; Millania and Kayutsastan
  10. Lycon, Jayden (8 June 2020) Micronational Olympic Federation Press Release in regard to the continuation of the 2020 Rock Paper Scissors tournament
  11. 11.0 11.1 Millán, Nicolás (10 June 2020) Black Pennant Flies Across the Union In Memory of Nicholas "Nick Randouler" Cordrey
  12. Lycon, Jayden (30 October 2019) Building Roadways Together First Revision
  13. Lycon, Jayden and Jaax, Austin (3 November 2019) Building Roadways Together Second Revision
  14. Jaax, Austin (5 December 2019) Aenderia Act Failed in Parliament
  15. Government of the United Kingdom (5 May 2020) The Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (1995 c.21)
  16. Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) Cupertino Gazette Issue 5