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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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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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Day 2 of the 2018 #ValorGames are underway with exciting events from a powerlifting lifting competition and a wheel chair fencing demonstration to a resources fair for #veterans. A big shout out and congratulations to everyone who won a medal so far! 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> #ThankYouForYourService" target="_blank">https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a> #ThankYouForYourService</a>
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Veterans from across all branches of the military gather on Coast Guard Island to compete in the annual Valor Games! From archery to cycling and powerlifting to swimming, the goal of the Valor Games is to introduce adapted sports to attendees in order to promote ongoing adapted sport participation in their community. Check back throughout the weekend for more photos and learn more about the games at <a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com." target="_blank">https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</a>
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Please join us in welcoming Adm. Schultz as the Commandant of the Coast Guard!
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Valor Games Far West 2018 is officially underway at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! Veterans will be competing in archery, biathlon, cycling, field events, powerlifting and swimming, among other events. Check back throughout the weekend for more photos and learn more about the games at <a href="https://valorgamesfarwest.com." target="_blank">https://valorgamesfarwest.com.</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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But first, let us take a selfie! Yesterday was Captain Hickey&#39;s last all-hands as the Base Alameda commanding officer, and he memorialized the special moment the best way we know how! We&#39;ll say goodbye to him next month when he heads to Coast Guard Headquarters in D.C. after his change-of-command!
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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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Take a moment today to remember and honor the Coast Guardsmen, Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Guardsmen who have paid the ultimate price in defense of our freedom and way of life. #MemorialDay
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#HappyNationalSafeBoatingWeek The Coast Guard Mobile App gives you all the access to the USCG Navigation Rulues ang Regulation handbook. Knowing the rules of the road can help keep you, your family and your friends safe while navigating the water. The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely and avoid collisions when two boats are crossing paths, are on course to meet head-on, or when one boat wishes to overtake another.
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SUP, Facebook friends! Coasties love to paddlboard, too. Meet Lt. Michael Amersbach who frequents the Oakland Estuary on his inflatable stand-up paddleboard during lunch. Whether you&#39;ve been on a board for years or you&#39;re new to SUP, he&#39;s got some great tips for you!
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Coast Guard Station Rio Vista and the Sacramento County Sheriff&#39;s Marine Unit work together diligently to keep the Delta Waterway safe for boaters and vessel traffic. #HappyNationalSafeBoatingWeek!
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#HappyNationalSafeBoatingWeek Before your boat touches down on any body of water this year you should always know and check to make sure you have the correct marine radio equipment. Having a marine (VHF) radio aboard your boat can be a lifesaver. VHF radios are the handiest and fastest way to contact other boaters or to ask for help on the water. In an emergency, when you use a radio, anyone with a radio can hear you and can come to your aid, perhaps sooner than first responders.
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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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#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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Watch as our crew rescues a family of 5 following #Californiamudslides https://t.co/oD11K9s1ku
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