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Welcome to the 13th Coast Guard District!

We, the men and women of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, provide critical maritime services within the Pacific Northwest. Our missions - maritime security, safety, and national defense - require superior professionalism, devotion to excellence and the highest standards of integrity. We pride ourselves in treating others with respect and dignity, facilitating partnerships with local, state and national agencies, and being innovative in our approach to meeting the region's needs.

About

The Coast Guard 13th District comprises the Pacific Northwest and is the gateway to the North Pacific and Alaska. D13's Area of Responsibility encompasses four states and the entire Pacific Northwest coast. We also share a border with Canada to the north and California to the south.

The Coast Guard first established its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the construction and operation of 16 lighthouses along the coast built between 1852 and 1858. The presence was reaffirmed in 1854 with the entry of the Revenue Cutter Jefferson Davis to Puget Sound. Today, D13's headquarters is located in Seattle with three Sector offices managing operations in their respective areas - Puget Sound, Columbia River and North Bend.

The men and women of D13 conduct a vast array of daily operations in support of the Coast Guard's statutory missions. Our crews can be found conducting search and rescue, patrolling coast, sound and North Pacific to enforce safety and fisheries regulations, conducting safety and compliance inspections and exams on commercial vessels and waterfront facilities and protecting our nation's strategic defense and critical infrastructure.

D13 is home to the largest domestic ferry system in the U.S. moving 24 million passengers and 11 million vehicles annually across 10 routes, the 3rd largest domestic port, the 3rd largest cruise ship port, and the number one grain export gateway in the U.S. through the Columbia River. 

D13 is made up of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. More than 3,000 active duty and reserve members, civilian employees, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists are stationed in the Pacific Northwest.  D13 operational assets include 21 Cutters, 132 Boats and 11 Aircraft.

D13 also provides support and a homeport to Coast Guard Pacific Area assets including two high endurance cutters, three medium endurance cutters, two icebreakers, a port security unit, maritime safety and security team, and Base Seattle. 

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#USCG Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew found and rescued to lost and stranded hikers, Monday evening nea… https://t.co/K5p5aIfj5q
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Today, #USCG Adm. Vogt signed an agreement with @uwtacoma establishing a program to assist students with entering t… https://t.co/eZx7UQHjqF
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#MediaAdvisory Coast Guard, @uwtacoma to hold signing ceremony for college student pre-commissioning initiative, Mo… https://t.co/YfsOzo3GhI
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Welcome home #USCG Cutter Steadfast. The crew returned home from a 60-day patrol Thursday morning. They steamed mor… https://t.co/oa2K303tT7
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@Weinbergrrrrr @SeattleFire @SeattleSPU @EcologyWA Coast Guard incident responders continue to monitor the situatio… https://t.co/DLzwa00zmj
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VIDEO: BRAVO ZULU to our shipmates at Coast Guard Station Chetco River who responded to a boat fire in Brookings, O… https://t.co/pFvfrKVyJB
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@USCG Cutter Polar Star departed #Seattle today. They will head to McMurdo Sound near #Antarctica to assist in… https://t.co/Kf8KSew8Tm
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#breakingnews #USCG Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin aircrew assisted Newport, Oregon Fire and Rescue personnel in r… https://t.co/Qakr56Wx9S
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#USCG Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew conducted training Wednesday morning with Clatskanie Rural Fire D… https://t.co/fPizYYO9jo
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#USCG Air Facility Newport, Oregon aircrew medically evacuated an injured fisherman off the 334-foot commercial fis… https://t.co/CXImqfQqfn
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Great work from Federal, State and Local responders. Even though this was a relatively small incident, well-traine… https://t.co/PaK67mHlbC
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RT @EcologyWA: The amount of oil is still unknown but there is a crude oil sheen on the water inside the containment boom covering an area…
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#USCG crew members from Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division have been mobilized and are en route to the… https://t.co/sgIpiQVo0t
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RT @EcologyWA: Ecology is responding to a crude oil spill at Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. Alaskan north slope crude oil was bei…
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#BreakingNews #USCG medevaced an injured sailor from the 181-foot Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS Nanaimo, in Puget S… https://t.co/Lt0gSrPY5p
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#USCG Advanced Helicopter Rescue School is in session. Approximately 120 USCG aviators are trained every year durin… https://t.co/DkXL8FvSTX
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#UPDATE After 22 hours and 14 combined searches by land, sea and air, #USCG has suspended the search for the missin… https://t.co/F01CZ1Fdzc
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#Update #USCG continues search. Read the official Coast Guard press release here: https://t.co/Cho2ajxoZw
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#Breaking #Update: #USCG crew members located the vessel late Tuesday night. The outboard motor was reported to be… https://t.co/APIqeiIgRi
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#BREAKING #USCG searching for overdue fisherman. 59-year-old Dan VanCleave, last seen 11 am Tuesday, aboard a 16-ft… https://t.co/fwxStwLXwE
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A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 rescue helicopter crew airlifts an injured boy and his mother from Toleak Point, Washington, Aug. 23, 2019. The 10-year-old boy reportedly had second degree burns on both feet and a portion of his left leg when he was transported to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Video by Air Station Port Angeles. For the full story, click here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/25aba43
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#TowTrainingThursday U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle conducts training near #Alki Beach in the Puget Sound. Our crew members train to remain #SemperParatus #AlwaysReady to respond to emergencies on the water. #ProtectingThePNW
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Today, the Seattle Seahawks hosted your United States Coast Guard at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton to kickoff this year's Salute to Service. Coast Guardsmen stationed around the Pacific Northwest attended practice and over 50 participated in competitive drills. The Seahawks players and fans were able to watch a rescue demonstration thanks to an aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station / SFO Port Angeles. Thank you for hosting us, and good luck this season! U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
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Bravo Zulu to our aircrew out of Air Station North Bend! They medevaced a teen after he fell from a cliff in a remote area of western Oregon above the Rogue River. For the full press release, click the attached link: #USCG #ProtectingThePNW #Oregon
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#DidYouKnow Eighty years ago on this date a joint resolution of Congress designated the week of August 7 as lighthouse week. Today also marks the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, a predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard. Though the lighthouses in the Pacific Northwest and across the Nation are now automated, these sentinels still light the way and stand tall for America's mariners. #ATON #ProtectingThePNW #LightingTheWay
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Our Coast Guard aircrews are staying very busy in the Pacific Northwest! Yesterday evening, a crew from Air Station Astoria rescued three people from an island in Willapa Bay after their canoe capsized due to the weather. Keep up the great work! Read more at the link below: https://www.news.uscg.mil/News-by-Region/13th-District-Pacific-Northwest/ U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River #USCG #ProtectingThePNW
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Aircrews from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station / SFO Port Angeles and Air Facility Newport, as well as a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Quilayute River, were busy last night with the rescue of stranded hikers in Washington and Oregon. Husband and wife MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilots at the air facility flew on two separate cases in the same day. The husband piloted the Dolphin on the stranded hikers rescue in Oregon, while his wife was one of the pilots on another MH-65 that delivered a pump to a disabled fishing vessel in Newport, Oregon. Here's to peak dedication in the Pacific Northwest! Read more: https://lnks.gd/2/-xLnJz #USCG #ProtectingThePNW
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A few more photos of our great crew members from U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle keeping boaters safe during the annual Seafair Festival. #USCG #ProtectingThePNW #ProtectingSeafair #CG229
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Coast Guard crews from Air Station Astoria and U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment helped rescue an injured man from a fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington, Monday morning. The man was airlifted to the Air Station and was picked up by awaiting EMS personnel. Bravo Zulu to the crews on the succesful rescue! For the full press release: https://bit.ly/2OFmvwJ U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River #USCG #ProtectingThePNW
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Coast Guard crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle ensured the public stayed safe on Lake Washington this weekend during Seafair Festival. Thanks for your devotion to duty! #USCG #ProtectingThePNW #ProtectingSeafair
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Happy 229th Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard. #CG229
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Coast Guard crew members completed a 4-day marathon tow to rescue a disabled fishing vessel 116 miles off the Oregon coast. The vessel and crew of three were safely returned to Newport early Wednesday morning without injury. This story highlights the immense fortitude that Coast Guard service members demonstrate daily and their dedication to protecting lives, property and businesses. A Big Bravo Zulu goes out to the 52-foot Motor Life Boat VICTORY crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay for their 24-hour straight haul. Read the full story here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2554b7a
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Coast Guard crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Angeles and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station / SFO Port Angeles rescued two adults and one child after a 20-foot personal craft hit an object in Port Angeles Harbor. For more information, please click the attached press release:
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The Coast Guard is seeking public comment for a waterways analysis and management system review of Yaquina Bay in Oregon. For more information or to participate in a survey you may visit the website in the link provided: #ProtectingPNWWaterways
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Coast Guard pollution responders are responding to a report of a tug that sank at the Port Orchard Railway Marina, Washington, Monday. Members from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound's Incident Management Division are on scene overseeing the removal and containment of fuel discharged from the 65-foot tug, Meagan M. Read the full story here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/25501f8
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Seafair Festival and Seattle Fleet Week are now in full swing! The celebration started this afternoon with an aircrew from Air Station Astoria aboard an HH-60 Jayhawk conducting a search and rescue demonstration in Elliott Bay. Following the demo, the parade of ships began. Coast Guard Cutter Active, along with two U.S. Navy ships and two Canadian ships, sailed into Seattle Harbor. The public is encouraged to take free tours of these vessels while they are in town. For more information, please click the link below: https://www.seafair.com/events/2019/fleet-week U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo
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Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, along with the Canadian Coast Guard, rescued a 60-year-old man from a capsized vessel near the Hoko River in Sekiu, Wash., Sunday night. The man was able to survive 45-mins in the water thanks to wearing a LIFEJACKET. #WEARIT "This rescue highlights the absolute necessity for mariners to always wear personal floatation devices while on the water," said Petty Officer Alexander Polyak, an operations specialist at Sector Puget Sound. "Additionally, our joint coordination with the Canadian Coast Guard demonstrates how maritime safety transcends national boundaries; this case provided a unique opportunity to work directly with our international partners for a rapid, successful response." Read the full story: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/254a14b
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Last night, U.S. Coast Guard members from the Seattle area marched in the annual Torchlight Parade to kickoff Seafair Festival. Adm. Vogt, commander of 13th District, waved to the crowd aboard a trailered 29-foot response boat, while other crewmembers gave out high-fives. PFD Panda was also out there to remind everyone to wear their lifejacket when they head out on the water. Thanks for coming out and showing your support! Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
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