USCGC SOCKEYE (WPB-87337)  Riders Crest

Bodega Bay, California


"Riders on the Storm"

The Coast Guard Cutter SOCKEYE was built in September 2001 in Lockport, LA to replace the aging 82’ Pt. Chico. The Marine Protector Class WPBs feature a stern launched Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) used to assist in the cutter's various missions.  The RHIB is a 17’ Zodiac Hurricane ® with a Hamilton jet drive.  The stern launch system allows for quick launch and recovery of the RHIB, as well as improved crew safety.

Collocated with Station Bodega Bay in Bodega Bay, California, the SOCKEYE’s area of responsibility stretches from Mendocino County to the north, to Pt. Sur to the south, out to 200 nautical miles (NM) offshore.  This expansive area includes the busy San Francisco Bay and Port of Oakland. The SOCKEYE is an 87’Coastal Patrol Boat providing multi-mission capability.  Our missions include Search and Rescue (SAR), Law Enforcement (LE), Environmental Protection, and Homeland Security. USCGC SOCKEYE is part of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, District 11, Pacific Area.

USCGC Sockeye