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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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@fesi_df @SmilingDeDe The Coast Guard is one of five military branches operating worldwide with eleven statutory mi… https://t.co/wtFspsIhVM
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#UPDATE See photo for Positive Identification https://t.co/EGUhg5fqsK
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#USCG Sector Puget Sound is searching for an overdue fisherman near SEKIU, Wash. Charles Swanson, a 70-yo male was… https://t.co/V68CkbIzHX
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#USCG #SectorColumbiaRiver airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night. He was… https://t.co/ye9d1dBRG7
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#USCG Sector North Bend aircrew safely hoists and transfers injured man @CraterLakeNPS after he falls into Crater L… https://t.co/LyNRgz7LKF
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#BREAKING #USCG Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin aircrew teams with @CraterLakeNPS and local ropes team to rescue a… https://t.co/5PMYsYdiht
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The U.S. Coast Guard 52-foot Motor Lifeboat Victory and a Canadian 62-foot Bay Class vessel will be at the Bell Har… https://t.co/abDu0j0zG5
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#USCG aircrews from Sectors North Bend and Columbia River conducted separate rescues Wednesday night. The North Ben… https://t.co/1JUUrgjqPA
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#Breaking #USCG aircrews from Sector North Bend and Sector Columbia River responding to separate cases. North Bend… https://t.co/5niNmR5HIS
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#USCG will be enforcing a security zone, in Portland Oregon, along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and S… https://t.co/Swjn7npvIz
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#UPDATE to the grounding of the motor vessel on the Columbia River. The vessel was able to unground itself and cont… https://t.co/1yUi5ANQXO
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#UPDATE #USCG members along with assisting agencies, plan to re-float the vessel at the next high tide tonight. All… https://t.co/0i66CaEAAp
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#BREAKING #USCG is responding to a 738ft M/V (GORGOYPIKOOS) which has run soft-aground on a sand-bar, east of Tongu… https://t.co/WxikSCS5IW
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#USCG medically evacuated a fishing-boat captain suffering a heart attack near Tillamook Bay, Thursday. He was safe… https://t.co/9lBD5c2eiE
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#USCG announces the opening of SARDET ROUGE RIVER at Gold Beach, Oregon. The seasonal search and rescue detachment… https://t.co/c1XE0ad3Ek
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RT @ComdtUSCG: Last November, CGC JAMES interdicted 19k lbs of cocaine worth $257 million in 9 separate interdictions. This video shows the…
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Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca: https://t.co/0C37OxMGDK https://t.co/CCeeOMo4af
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RT @marineboard: Chris McMahon survived a high-speed collision on the Columbia River in 2017 with a video that went viral. He shared some "…
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RT @CoastGuardCAN: News from #BritishColumbia: Don’t be alarmed! On May 22 and 23, we will be conducting an on-water pollution response dri…
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@EcologyWA @CoastGuardCAN @BCGovNews @KIRO7Brooke here are a few photos but we should have some more tomorrow
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The Coast Guard is planning to change the fog sound signal at Coquille River South Jetty Light 8 from a continuously sounding signal to an on-demand signal. The fog sound signal, an aids to navigation to warn mariners of the location of the southern jetty during periods of reduced visibility, is used by mariners transiting across the Coquille River entrance bar and channel to and from Bandon The signal will be activated by keying the microphone of a VHF-FM radio five times. The signal will activate and run for approximately 30 minutes and then secure itself. There is no limit to the number of times the signal can be activated. The tone, characteristic and intensity of the sound signal will remain the same as currently configured. This system, called a Marine Radio Activated Sound Signal, is in use at all of the other year-round fog sound signal sites within the states of Oregon and Washington. Read more here: https://lnks.gd/2/-5vH5z
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A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency medical service personnel at the air facility, who then transported him to the local hospital. Read full story here: http://bit.ly/2DukETH ------------------------------------------------------ Photo Shown: An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Ore., assists the Lincoln County Technical Rope Rescue Team in the medevac of an injured hiker in Chitwood, July 22, 2016. The rope team is activated by any county emergency service agency to assist as needed and participates in monthly drills in areas they receive calls. Photo courtesy of Larry Robeson with the LCTRRT.
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Welcome home, shipmates!
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Go to U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend’s Facebook page to see more photos and videos of their involvement from this weekend!
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BZ, BM3!
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In top photo: Commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, Rear Adm. David Throop (right) and U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (center) visited U.S. Coast Guard Station Bellingham today where Chief Warrant Officer Jason Tessier (left)gave them a tour and discussed the benefits of the station’s assets, especially the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, which is used in the Shiprider program. Read more about the Shiprider program here: https://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2015/10/shiprider-joint-law-enforcement-in-canadian-u-s-waterways/
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Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Mary B II investigation: The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning May 13, 2019 at the Newport, Oregon City Hall to consider evidence related to the Mary B II marine casualty investigation, and media and the public are invited to attend. Additional information about the hearing, to include the schedule of witnesses, fact sheets and biographies, as well as any future news releases and documentation can be found at: https://www.news.uscg.mil/news-by-region/13th-district-pacific-northwest/mary-b-ii-formal-hearing/
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle representing with an epic look into station life. U.S. Coast Guard video edited by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl, video by Kuehl, Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Yester and Seaman Errol Funk.
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Congratulations U.S. Coast Guard Station Coos Bay and taking home the win in this years 52-foot Motor Lifeboat round up. BZ to you, and your fellow 52-foot MLB crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, U.S. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment Outstanding U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsi Dozier and Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Martini.
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Coast Guard crew members from Station Port Angeles medically evacuated a 29-year-old Chinese man from a 665-foot commercial freighter, Great Fluency, in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, Wash., Sunday. Read more here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/23ca2b9
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Earlier today a boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle responded to a report of an unmanned adrift kayak to find out it belonged to a group of six kayakers stranded on Blake Island, Wash. The 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew safely transported all six people and their dog from Blake Island back to a pier in Manchester, as well as recovered two of their five missing kayaks. At 8:07 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report from the crew of the Washington State Ferry Chelan of an unmanned and adrift kayak. The ferry crew spotted the red kayak while pulling in to the Fauntleroy terminal. The Station Seattle boat crew launched in response, conducted a search for the reported kayak and located it in the vicinity of Faunteroy and Vashon Island. Around the same time, one of the kayak owners had contacted the watchstanders at Coast Guard 13th District Command Center. They reported that they had been camping on Blake Island and when they woke up all five of their kayaks were gone. District personnel connected them to the Sector Puget Sound staff and their red kayak matched the description of one of their missing craft. Station Seattle grabbed the kayak, headed toward the campers and found a second one of their kayaks while en route. A tug crew in the area found two more of the kayaks, but one kayak remains missing. The missing kayak is reported as 12-foot fiberglass white kayak with black trim and a dolphin on the side. If anyone sees a kayak matching this description, please contact Sector Puget Sound personnel at 206-217-6001. This response also highlights the importance that mariners properly secure and label their vessels, as well as file a float plan. Had the owner been unable to call, the search would have continued and they could still be stranded. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Caraballo and courtesy of Station Seattle.
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Yesterday our members rendered military honors during a memorial service for Gordon Huggins held at the Barbey Maritime Center in Astoria, Oregon. The service was lead by members from various veterans organizations that Huggins was a member. An honor guard from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment performed traditional ceremonial honors such as folding the American flag, had a bugler played taps and a 3-round volley was fired. Coast Guard members from other local units came to the service to pay respect as well. “Gordon in fact died a rich man,” said Daniel Halverson who eulogized Huggins. “He was rich with the wealth of an honorable man, respected by many for his devotion to his fellow man, veterans, heroes alive or dead, children, puppies, and frankly anyone he interacted with.” Gordon Huggins served in the Coast Guard for nearly 10 years and left as a petty officer 1st class engineman. He served overseas with Flotilla 1 on an 82-foot patrol boat during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal as the sole survivor of the ill-fated Coast Guard vessel Triumph, a wooden 52-foot Motor Lifeboat. On January 12, 1961, while stationed at Point Adams Life Boat Station in Hammond, Oregon, Huggins was a apart of the Triumph boat crew that got underway for the difficult multi-Coast Guard-vessel rescue effort for the crew of the fishing vessel Mermaid that was in distress on the Columbia River near Peacock Spit. The seas were high and the Coast Guard rescue vessels had difficulty securing the Mermaid as the heavy breakers snapped the tow lines multiple times. The rough conditions ultimately caused the Mermaid to sink which capsized the Triumph. Additional Coast Guard vessels and aircraft were deployed to the scene to search for survivors, as well as foot patrols along the beach where Huggins was found alive. The other five members of the Triumph boat crew and two fisherman from the Mermaid drowned. After his Coast Guard service, Huggins retired after 22 years as a deputy sheriff with the Clark County Sheriff's Office and was a member of multiple veterans organizations. He married Patty and together had two daughters Debbie and Brenda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. His service dog Hoss has now retired in Huggins’ home. U.S Coast Guard photos by U.S. Coast Guard Petting Officer 3rd Class Valerie Higdon.
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On this day in 1973, the last U.S. combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam #VietnamWarVeteransDay
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Weather and Coast Guard training is heating up! Check out our shipmates stationed in Seattle...
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At-sea memorial and wreath laying in honor of Petty Officer Ronald Gill Jr. near Vashon Island, Washington. Boat crews in attendance include U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound, U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle, Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor, Port Security Unit 313 and Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle.
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Colin Katilus with U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle invites you to join us live for the 12th at-sea memorial for Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Gill Jr. around 9:30 a.m. PST today.
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Spar and LuLu, who are both “stationed” at U.S. Coast Guard Station Quillayute River are MORE THAN enjoying this beautiful spring weather in the Pacific Northwest. How about YOU? Share your photos in the comments and tell us!
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“Every unmanned-adrift vessel is treated as a potential distress situation, which takes up valuable time, resources and manpower,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Brook Serbu. “When the craft is properly labeled, the situation can often be quickly resolved with a phone call to the vessel owner, which minimizes personnel fatigue and negative impacts on crew readiness.” Coast Guard officials encourage all paddlecraft owners to label their vessels using a permanent or waterproof marker covered with clear, waterproof tape for increased durability. You can also check with a local outdoor recreation retailer or Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla to obtain a Paddle Smart Identification Sticker. ------------------------------------------------------ Photo Shown: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu assistant chief of incident management and search and rescue controller, demonstrates how to mark a watercraft at Coast Guard Base Sand Island May 16, 2014, in Honolulu. The Coast Guard is encouraging marking vessels and anything that can go out to sea with a sticker providing contact information to lower incidents. The demo was a way to support Operation Paddle Smart as part of National Safe Boating Week. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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