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The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.

The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. Growing from that one ship, the Eleventh District now includes 43 units and it employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees. These resources carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.

In fiscal year 2015, Eleventh Coast Guard District units responded to 1,994 Search and Rescue cases, saving over 365 lives and 9.9 million dollars in property. Coast Guard and US Navy assets under the tactical control of the District interdicted more than 33,600 lbs of marijuana, 158,578 lbs of cocaine, and 189 illegal migrants.

Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.

 

Vision: Deliver exceptional mission performance and support of our personnel through bold, compassionate leadership, innovation, partnerships and professionalism.

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We couldn’t have said it better. #HaveFunBeSafe https://t.co/ZRC8QlnJKO
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How did you spend your summer vacation? https://t.co/J8hlEUO1Ol
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RT @ComdtUSCG: HAPPENING NOW: The @USCG won’t stand for encroachment on U.S. territory/resources. Non-Arctic states operating off our North…
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A little underway time with the Coast Guard Cutter Pike, a little ⁦⁦@OracleParkSF⁩, home of the ⁦@SFGiants⁩, & a li… https://t.co/FrvWyymGPk
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This is some great advise. https://t.co/AJkoXAs1zg
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@JointBasePHH The Red Barron Express Plane of Doom?
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@SSFFire We felt both of those and it was a little scary. Hopefully California residents are preparing disaster kit… https://t.co/IUTl5w1Afr
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The Coast Guard is always training for emergencies, but emergency preparedness is everybody's responsibility. You c… https://t.co/XDXskRYUQO
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RT @USCGPACAREA: Welcome home @uscg Cutter Munro! The crew returned home Monday after a 3-month counter-drug patrol to the E. Pacific. The…
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RT @SMFDinfo: Are you looking to escape the Valley heat? Be careful while visiting Bay Area beaches and coastline. #SouthernMarin #firefigh
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@tvzuke It’s nice to see that we’re not the smallest ship out there for once 🤣
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While Monterey & all of California does offer beautiful rocky, rugged coastlines, it is also important to remember… https://t.co/uBL8mrj2E4
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We’re sensing a new recruiting slogan: “Coast Guard - Professionalism, Badassery and Devotion to Duty since 1790.”… https://t.co/inh953VdPu
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RT @USCG: .@VP is welcoming back the crew of CG Cutter Munro as they turn over 39K lbs of cocaine from drug seizures like this one from a s…
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Taylor's Tidbit Tuesday! Wear your life jacket. #TayBayTuesday https://t.co/Syq9SDHeGh
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The Coast Guard responded to several calls this weekend of kite boarders in distress, and not all of them were made… https://t.co/1esY3aIP8s
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Our partner agencies throughout the state of California are hard at work. Take this opportunity to prepare for you… https://t.co/JCEqC8MYwk
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In case you missed it! Here are photos from Alameda's Fourth of July parade and Coast Guard Festival. Thank you to… https://t.co/4Z9BDVmzra
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Have a safe and Happy Easter!
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Hope you find something good this Easter!
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Even chocolate bunnies need saving too
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Be sure to find all those Easter eggs
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Hoist a chocolate bunny into your tummy on your Easter
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They say the early bunny finds the most eggs
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The crews of U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye opened their doors to the community today for a well-attended and windy open house! The public was joined by representatives from Sonoma Sheriff, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and many other partner agencies for search and rescue demos, boat tours, information booths and a barbecue. Thank you to everyone who came out to learn more about the U.S. Coast Guard's missions along the California coast.
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Did you know that the PacArea/D11 command center in Alameda, Calif. coordinates operations throughout the Western Hemisphere? And they can’t do it alone. Read about an amazing volunteer from up the Coast who has been helping the maritime community for years! #SemperParatus #CoastGuard2019
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco rescued 2 people from a sinking boat approximately 3 miles off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park. “The most challenging part about this rescue was the dense fog offshore,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dubinsky, the aircraft commander of the rescue helicopter. “This is a harsh reminder of the dangerous conditions we see this time of year near the coastlines. The sunshine can be very inviting, but the water is still very cold and the marine layer can surround you within minutes, making it very difficult to navigate back to shore.” https://www.dvidshub.net/video/673182/coast-guard-rescues-2-vessel-taking-water-near-ano-nuevo-island
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Just another day in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco conduct vertical surface training regularly to ensure they're always ready to conduct high-risk rescues along the unsafe cliffs of California. Be sure to always be mindful of your surroundings when hiking as cliffs can be unstable.
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Check out this photo from the recently commissioned USCGC Robert Ward WPC 1130 down in San Diego. In a few weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard will commission another Fast Response Cutter, the CGC Benjamin Bottoms, at Sector San Diego.
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Join us this Saturday at U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay for an Open House! It is free and open to the public. There will be search and rescue demos, K-9 demos, boat and helicopter displays, games and more! #USCG
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The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old woman near Half Moon Bay Monday morning. San Mateo County Rescue personnel located the woman, who had been reported overdue for 8 hours after going on a hike Sunday evening. Due to rough terrain, the Coast Guard hoisted the woman to safety and transferred her to local EMS. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco
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In case you missed the commissioning of the CGC Terrell Horne, here’s a great summary of the event we held in U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles. If you want to watch the video of the entire ceremony, it is available on our Facebook page. #CoastGuard2019
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Coast Guard Conducts Rescue In Tomales Bay The Coast Guard and California Highway Patrol rescued five people from a sinking vessel in Tomales Bay, Calif., Friday. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the California Highway Patrol transferred a call to watchstanders at Sector San Francisco from two men who were in the water in Tomales Bay. Both men had contacted 911 from their cell phones after their boat began to sink. One man, identified as Ken Ngyen, reported that he last saw his companion, Vinh Nygen, clinging to a yellow buoy and had lost sight of him after he began to float away. Watchstanders dispatched an Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Bodega Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. CHP launched a helicopter crew, and Marin County Fire dispatched an incident command post to Miller Boat Launch near Nick’s Cove. CHP arrived on scene and retrieved Vinh from the water and transferred him back to Miller Boat Launch. At that time, Ken reported that another boat had retrieved him from the water and were making their way back to Miller Boat Launch. Ken reported that the boat crew had jettisoned some items overboard to make room for him. Sector San Francisco requested that the Coast Guard aircrew remain on scene to document the debris in the water. Vinh, unaware that Ken had been recovered from the water, reported to Marin County Fire that there were four other people still in the water. The aircrew located the other three people in the water near the debris field. The CHP helicopter crew located a fourth. The Coast Guard aircrew hoisted one person aboard the Dolphin and the CHP helicopter crew retrieved the other and dropped them off at Miller Boat Launch. The boat crew arrived on scene and recovered the other two members and took them back to Station Bodega Bay. After everyone was accounted for, it was reported that there were two boats out on the water. Ken, Vinh and three of their friends had taken two collapsible boats out in Tomales Bay before their boat was overwhelmed by waves that sank their vessel. Their friends in the second collapsible boat had recovered Ken but the weight of all four people made the boat unstable, which resulted in all four people in the water. All five people were wearing life vests.
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Meet Gizmo! Gizmo likes chasing birds, long bike rides, kayaking and bullying pit bulls. He likes to get out on the water, but he knows to always wear a life jacket as the ocean can be unpredictable (just like Gizmo’s eyebrows!). #NationalPetDay #USCG (Disclaimer: The Coast Guard does not condone bullying.)
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Meet Banjo! He's a spry fellow who likes long walks on the beach, warm fireplaces and breaking down stereotypes with his feline friendships. Banjo, like most dogs, is a natural swimmer. But he's no match for an unpredictable ocean. If you plan on taking your furbaby to the beach, always keep a watchful eye and never turn your back on the ocean. #NationalPetDay #USCG
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Happy #406Day! Today, the U.S. Coast Guard is partnering with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other key agencies to celebrate April 6, National 406 MHz Beacon Awareness Day. Commonly known as EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons), 406 beacons are a crucial element to boating safety! Whether you fish 🎣, sail ⛵️, kayak 🛶, or power 🚤 your way around the water, a registered EPIRB can help rescuers locate you in an emergency. Be sure to register yours at www.BeaconRegistration.NOAA.Gov
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CGC Waesche's crew offloaded 7.1 tons of cocaine today that was interdicted in the Eastern Pacific! Read more at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/23c0031
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Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in San Diego after intercepting more than 7.1 tons of cocaine.
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