Coast Guard District 13

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Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard
Pier36.JPG
An aerial view of Base Seattle
CountryUnited States of America
BranchCoast Guard
Size1,700+
HeadquartersHenry M. Jackson Federal Building, Seattle
Motto(s)Semper Paratus
(Always Ready)
Commanders
Current
commander
RADM David Throop

District 13 is a United States Coast Guard district, based at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, in Seattle, Washington. It covers the Pacific Northwest and it's Area of Responsibility encompasses four states; Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. District 13 is divided into three Sectors – Puget Sound, Columbia River and North Bend. The District has more than 3,000 active duty and reserve members, civilian employees, and auxiliaries and operates twenty-one cutters, 132 boats and eleven aircraft.[1]

Command and duties[edit]

District 13's assets carry out an array of daily operations including search and rescue, coastal patrols to enforce safety and fisheries regulations, conduct safety and compliance inspections, examine commercial vessels and waterfront facilities, and protect strategic defense and critical infrastructure. The District also contains the United States largest domestic ferry system, as well as the third largest domestic port, the third largest cruise ship port, and the largest grain export gateway in the country.[1][2] District 13 also provides support and ports to various 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.[1]

District 13 is commanded by Rear Admiral David Throop.[3]

District 13 Units[edit]

District 13
Sector Puget Sound
Sector Columbia River
Sector North Bend
PACAREA Units
USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726), a high endurance cutter, moors in Sasebo, Japan during extended operations
HQ Units
  • Facilities Design & Construction Center, Seattle, WA[57]
  • Investigation Services Northwest, Seattle, WA[58]
  • Regional Exam Centers[59]
    • Seattle, WA
    • Portland, OR

Training[edit]

Not only does the 13th deal with the nation's largest amount of recreational traffic, but it is also home to one of only two Maritime Force Protection Units (MFPUs), which are responsible for escorting America's Trident ballistic-missile submarines to and from their home port. It is also the home of the National Motor Lifeboat School near Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington. The Advanced Helicopter Rescue School across the Columbia River teaches extreme rescue scenarios at the Tongue Point and Air Station (AirSta) in Astoria, Oregon.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About us". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Snake River Dams — Facts". Washington Grain Commission. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "13th District Command Cadre". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "13th Coast Guard District" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "USCGC Fir (WLB-213)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "USCGC Henry Blake (WLM 563)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sector Puget Sound". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "VTS Puget Sound". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "Marine Safety Office Puget Sound" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Quillayute River" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Angeles" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "SFO Port Angeles" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  15. ^ "USCGC Adelie (WPB 87333)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  16. ^ "USCGC Swordfish (WPB 87358)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  17. ^ "USCGC Wahoo (WPB 87345)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  18. ^ "USCGC Cuttyhunk (WPB 1322)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  19. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Bellingham" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "USCG Sea Lion (WPB-87352)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  21. ^ "USCGC Terrapin (WPB 87366)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Neah Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  23. ^ "USCGC Blueshark (WPB 87360)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  24. ^ "USCGC Osprey (WPB 87307)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  25. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  26. ^ "Coast Guard Sector Columbia River". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  27. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  28. ^ "National Motor Lifeboat School" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  29. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  30. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Portland" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  31. ^ "Marine Safety Office/Group Portland" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  32. ^ "USCGC Bluebell (WLI 313)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  33. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  34. ^ "Aids to Navigation Team Astoria" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  35. ^ "Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  36. ^ "US Coast Guard Sector North Bend". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  37. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  38. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Coos Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  39. ^ "Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  40. ^ "USCGC Orcas (WPB 1327)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  41. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  42. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  43. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Umpqua River" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  44. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  45. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle". USCG Deputy Commandant for Mission Support. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  46. ^ "Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91101" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  47. ^ "Port Security Unit (313)" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  48. ^ "USCGC Healy (WAGB 20)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  49. ^ "USCGC Polar Sea (WAGB 11)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  50. ^ LaGrone, Sam (February 17, 2017). "Coast Guard: Icebreaker Polar Sea Now a 'Parts Donor;' Refurbishment Deemed Too Expensive". USNI News. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  51. ^ "USCGC Polar Star (WAGB 10)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  52. ^ "USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  53. ^ "USCGC Midgett (WHEC 726)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  54. ^ "USCGC Active (WMEC 618)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  55. ^ "USCGC Alert (WMEC 630)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  56. ^ "USCGC Steadfast (WMEC 623)". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  57. ^ "Facilities Design & Construction Center Pacific" (PDF). USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  58. ^ a b "Units within 13th District". USCG District 13. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  59. ^ "Regional Exam Centers". Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations. Retrieved January 31, 2019.