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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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Remember last year's #NationalIceCreamDay? Feco sure does!🍦 It's been one busy year for the K-9 teams. They work day in and day out to keep ports and waterways safe from explosives!
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It's Friday the 13th! If you're headed to the beach or on the water this weekend, keep bad luck at bay by having all your safety gear on your boat, wearing your life jacket and watching out for rip currents and waves to keep you and your family safe! 🛥️⛵🏊‍♀️
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Wow! If you want an incredible view of yesterday’s surfer rescue, check this out! A huge thanks to Rick Lemberg of Montara for capturing our crews & partner agencies in action.
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#BREAKING: 3 people were seen in the Sac. Deepwater channel with a capsized vessel last night at approximately 9 p.… https://t.co/4AqiPiTD4Y
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Everyone’s having a great time at the Coast Guard Festival! Fun and festivities continue until 4 p.m. today at Alameda Point. #IndependenceDay
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Thousands came out to see local Coast Guard units and others march in the annual Fourth of July parade in Alameda today. Happy Independence Day! The fun continues at the 2nd Annual Coast Guard Festival happening today from noon to 4 p.m. at Pier 3 at Alameda Point. Come see our helicopter, small boat and whaleboat displays and silent drill team demonstrations, and tour the buoy tender CGC George Cobb. The festival will also feature live music, food and beer trucks, activities, games for kids, and more. Admission is free!
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crews assisted two boaters this morning after their 16-foot boat began taking on water near Angel Island. A rescue swimmer was lowered to the stranded boaters to help them board the 29-foot rescue boat from Station Golden Gate. Great work by all!
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Welcome to Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, the 11th District's new commander!
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Today on #ThankfulThursday, we're grateful for the two Coast Guard leaders who volunteered their time as guides for the Blind Appalachian Trail (BAT-1) endeavor earlier this month. Chief Petty Officer Joseph Ramsey from US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and Ens. Zach Georgia from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helped guide 7 blind veterans along 74 miles of the Appalachian Trail in north Georgia. The 74 mile route was chosen to represent the 74th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy invasion by the Allied forces, and the 60-foot rappel down of the rock wall at the finish was meant to represent the U.S. Army Rangers climbing up Pointe du Hoc during the D-Day invasion.
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If you’re riding the Golden Gate Ferry today, be sure to say hi to Feco & ME1!
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It’s a survivor’s eye view! Please join us in sending a huge bravo zulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate crews who rescued a man who fell overboard from a sailing vessel near Mile Rock today! Fortunately he was wearing a life jacket and was taken to the hospital with mild hypothermia. This video shows the man’s four friends on the sailboat as a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew tows it to Horseshoe Cove!
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We are always deeply saddened by loss of life on the water. In this video, our partners in Sacramento reflect on a local tragedy and demonstrate how to survive an undertow. Always wear a life jacket, and try to stay calm. Once you get to a calmer area, flip around and swim to shore.
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Don't miss U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate's call to surfmen!
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Do you wear your lifejacket every time you're on the water?
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It's #WorldEnvironmentDay, but the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates the environment every day through many of our core missions and partnerships!
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Awesome job to the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boat Silver Charm, who rescued a kite surfer in distress near Crissy Field today! We are always proud of and thankful for our Aux partners.
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As the 2018 #ValorGames comes to a close on Coast Guard Island, we’d like to give a big shout out and congratulations to everyone who participated in the weekend’s events and to all those who made these games possible! It is a privilege and an honor for the Coast Guard to host the Valor Games and we can’t wait to see everyone back next year. You can learn more about the games at <a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com." target="_blank"><a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a> #ValorGamesRule #ThankYou" target="_blank">https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a> #ValorGamesRule #ThankYou</a>
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The second day of the 2018 #ValorGames concludes with archery and wheel chair basketball. #Congratulations to everyone who competed in today’s events! Get some rest because tomorrow is another day of fun and competition! Check back throughout the weekend for more photos and learn more about the games at <a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com." target="_blank"><a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a> #VeteransRock" target="_blank">https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a> #VeteransRock</a>
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@NWSBayArea says some warm #WX is on the way this weekend! If you plan on paddling your way through the heat, remem… https://t.co/nQWnL7RKow
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#UPDATE: Search for possible missing boaters after discovery of debris field has been suspended. The case will be r… https://t.co/St9yvh63Og
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#UPDATE: CG crews & @PacificaPolice continue to search after discovery of a debris field. Identifying marks for the… https://t.co/CDyrLD1ARg
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#BREAKING - Do you know whose boat this is? #USCG is searching near Pacifica after spotting debris in the water. Cr… https://t.co/jWpDIcx2Jr
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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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#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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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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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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