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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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Planning on getting underway this summer? We gotcha covered! Have an accident-free summer with these 8 tips for safe boating! For more, visit uscgboating.org and be sure to take a FREE boating safety class through your local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla!
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It's official! Happy #NationalSafeBoatingWeek. We kicked off our favorite week of the year with the annual Water Safety Fair this morning, hosted by U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Golden Gate - Flotilla 1-2. The event included boat tours, K-9 demos, free life jackets for kids and adults, and lots of smiles!
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It's a happy Friday for this sea turtle! 🐢 Watch as crew members from US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell rescue a sea turtle that was tangled in abandoned fishing gear in the eastern Pacific Ocean earlier this week. The Coast Guardsmen were dispatched in the cutter's interceptor boat to rescue the animal, which lookouts spotted during a counter-narcotics patrol in the region. Good eyes, crew!
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Team building comes in many forms...and animal prints! Earlier this month, the Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crew completed a survival challenge on Angel Island, which consisted of blindfolded line handling, a 5 mile run, a short (but frigid) swim and a fire-starting race. All of the teams did an amazing job of working together to power through!
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If you're going to be out on the water this weekend, don't just have a life jacket, wear it! A good Samaritan rescued two people clinging to their capsized canoe just outside Bodega Rock today. Both paddlers were wearing life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay crewmembers launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and escorted the good Samaritan back to Bodega Bay. Anything can happen on the water. Be prepared! Learn more about boating safety at www.USCGBoating.org.
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You know what they say... when in San Diego, do as the San Diegans! While the ship is in dry dock in National City, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tern took some time to #GiveBack by cleaning up a local beach in Oceanside. A huge thank you to Surfrider Foundation for letting us be a part of this #OceanMinded community.
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#CAUTION! The sailing vessel that ran aground in Pacifica is submerged at the surf line & considered dangerous for… https://t.co/QGGZdFaL36
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#BREAKING: Today we're launching our new #BeSafe #BeSeen campaign to keep paddlers safe this summer! As SUP & kayak… https://t.co/pMNPpxOvWw
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Paddling is a blast, but only if you make it back to shore! Be Safe. Be Seen! We're launching a new safety campaign for paddlers. As kayaking and SUP become more popular, accidents and fatalities are on the rise. Whether you're a one-time renter or a paddling pro, don't forget the ABCs: Always wear a lifejacket! Bring a VHF radio. Check the weather (including winds and tides) before you head out! #BeSafeBeSeen #TeachingTuesday #Kayaking #SUP U.S. Coast Guard
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We hope you made it through another Monday without having one of these... 😂 P.S. Don't worry about this C-27 error notification we snapped at US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento; it's completely normal when technicians are working on the plane in the hangar! #AttitudeFail
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Coastie Jane and Joe, along with U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crewmembers, joined hundreds of young women yesterday for the Girl Scouts 37th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridging! Golden Gate Bridging is the biggest event of the year for Girl Scouts of Northern California. Thousands of girls, both local and out of state, walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as they bridge from Juniors to Cadettes.
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco hosted another successful gathering of Bay Area first responders to share best practices, develop life-saving skills and foster partnerships. Thank you to all the agencies who came out!
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It’s a great day for a flight at US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento! Did you know C-27 crews do everything from living marine resources protection to search and rescue and even counter-drug surveillance? BZ to the Renaissance men & women who answer the call on these fixed-wing planes!
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Bravo Zulu to the hard-working crew of Coast Guard Cutter Aspen! Last week, they received the Overall Operational Readiness & Excellence Award for their excellence in mission performance and demonstrated readiness from June 2015 to May 2017. While the crew mainly services aids to navigation to keep our waterways safe and maritime commerce flowing, the crew and the cutter alike are multi mission-capable. They even won the coveted "Battle E" ribbon for warfare readiness!
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We dig Earth Day! 🌎 U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda celebrated Earth Day today by cleaning up the Coast Guard Island shoreline and planting new shrubs around the base. Thanks to everybody who was willing to get a little dirty to keep our island beautiful!
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#BREAKING Coast Guard crews in Humboldt Bay are monitoring for pollution and overseeing salvage operations after a fishing vessel caught fire near Trinidad this morning. A good Samaritan vessel, the Pacific Bully, rescued all 5 fishermen, who abandonded ship in a life raft after they lost control of the fire. The vessel owner reported up to 1,500 gallons of diesel on board, but no sheen has been detected. Here's a bird's eye view of the fire from a Coast Guard helicopter. Stay tuned for more information as the case unfolds.
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#BREAKING: #USCG crews in Humboldt Bay monitoring for pollution after a vessel fire this morning. All 5 POB on the… https://t.co/Q5hfhGqa6I
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#ICYMI Last #FecoFriday, Feco made his debut on FOX40 in Sacramento. In addition to some puppy shenanigans, he showed off his serious side and gave a great explosives detection demonstration!
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Adm. Todd Sokalzuk, the 11th District commander, honored district ombudsmen today during an appreciation ceremony and luncheon on Yerba Buena Island. A big thanks to the Coast Guard culinary specialists for their delicious work!
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The race is on! 🏁🐬 Stick around for a few seconds to see who visited U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 on a recent training mission in the San Francisco Bay! We’re hoping our partners at NOAA Fisheries Service or the San Francisco Bay Area American Cetacean Society can tell us if our new friend is a Harbor porpoise or a bottlenose dolphin!
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A #USCG rescue boat crew from #Monterey saved two divers who were exhausted near Lovers Point and couldn't swim to… https://t.co/6vtxlGc8Ud
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BRAVO ZULU, U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey! The crew rescued two divers this afternoon who were reportedly exhausted near Lovers Point and couldn't swim to shore. Fortunately, there were no medical concerns. U.S. Coast Guard stock photo courtesy Coast Guard Station Monterey.
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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, 406 beacons are a crucial element to boating safety! Whether you fish &#127907;, sail ⛵️, kayak &#128758;, or power &#128676; your way around the water, a registered EPIRB can help rescuers locate you in an emergency. Be sure to register yours at <a href="http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html" target="_blank">http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html</a>
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Congratulations to PACTACLET&#39;s ME2 David Holland on being honored as the Coast Guard&#39;s Enlisted Person of the Year! Watch the video to see why ME2 Holland was selected from among the Coast Guard&#39;s entire enlisted workforce!
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay Media are invited to celebrate with us tomorrow at Station Golden Gate as BM1 Krystyn… https://t.co/20ZIvAHPzv
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Following a precautionary landing at Golden Gate Park’s Big Rec Field in San Francisco, a @USCG MH-65 Dolphin helic… https://t.co/44bNwaZ108
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A @USCG helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco made a precautionary landing at Golden Gate Park after displ… https://t.co/0YEkrlydgU
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The crew of #USCG Cutter Sockeye rescued two kayakers beset by wind off Bodega Bay today. Always be sure to check w… https://t.co/wv3XiLCWra
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We are seeking the public’s help in finding a person who has made eight suspected false distress calls to Coast Gua… https://t.co/NyDu2kTo0N
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#USCG Station Humboldt Bay sure has been busy! Another case today. This time, they towed the Lori Ann - a commercia… https://t.co/34dXykfU5a
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This story highlights one of our most important missions - commercial fishing vessel safety. After a tragic weekend… https://t.co/Y6jSkHu0ZQ
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#BREAKING Coast Guard crews stabilized a man involved in a motorcycle accident outside of the Coast Guard station.… https://t.co/O4WwbGHdYC
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#BREAKING - #USCG is searching water after report of debris near Point Año Nuevo. Crews found fiberglass and lifeja… https://t.co/gMv1qtgoHx
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Watch as our crew rescues a family of 5 following #Californiamudslides https://t.co/oD11K9s1ku
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@MarkTamayoKTVU The golden hour - it's our favorite, too!
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#BREAKING: While crews continue search and rescue operations in Southern California, a #SanFrancisco #CoastGuard bo… https://t.co/zT9Ue9LB6h
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#USCG Los Angeles & San Diego crews are working with agency partners to provide search and rescue services followin… https://t.co/1QbefbG9DR
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@NWSBayArea @NOAA Think this stormy weather will bring in waves heavy enough for surf training? We're rarin' to go! https://t.co/hFBvZ58w8b
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