Posted by: arbeam | July 4, 2013

July 11: Tour Coast Guard Station Seattle, Pier 36 @ 10 AM

Coast Guard Station SeattleStation Seattle is comprised of an active duty crew of 46 men and women with a compliment of 37 reserve and 17 title 10 personnel. A Lieutenant is assigned as their Commanding Officer. The Station is a tenant command at Coast Guard Base Seattle and directly reports to Sector Puget Sound.  The Station resources consist of three 45-foot Response Boat- Mediums  and four 25-foot Defender Class Response Boat-Smalls. The Station’s area of responsibility covers an area of approximately 3,000 nautical miles of shoreline, from northward to Coupeville on Whidbey Island and southward to Olympia, Washington, to also include Hood Canal to the west and Lake Washington to the east.

Seattle StationStation Seattle’s primary mission is Search and Rescue and Homeland Security for Ports , Waterways, and Coastal Security. Station Seattle provides maritime security patrols and enforces moving and fixed security zone escorts to United States Navy, Washington State Ferry, and commercial vessels for the entire area. The station’s boat crews receive specialized training and are capable of conducting  maritime rescues and tactical boating operations in up to 30-knot sustained winds and 8 foot seas. Station personnel also support  numerous other missions, including aids to navigation, marine environmental protection, law enforcement, and recreational boating safety education.

Come meet these great men and women, tour their facilities and hear their stories. Contact Byron Faber for more details and to sign up for this tour. Byron Faber,  byfaber@centurytel.net

 

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