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Coast Guard Station Golden Gate

Station building

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate is located in East Fort Baker under the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in the town of Sausalito, California and is one of the Coast Guard’s nineteen designated surf stations.

The Guardians of the Gate
MLB in the surf

The stations missions include Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Maritime Law Enforcement, Marine Environmental Protection and Boating Safety. During a typical year the station prosecutes approximately 600 Search and Rescue cases and approximately 300 Law Enforcement boardings, with the busiest part of the year occurring from June through September, making station Golden Gate the busiest station on the west coast.

What we are made of
Crew posing The crew consists of approximately 45 enlisted personnel and one officer. The enlisted crew is made up of mainly Boatswains mates (BM's), Machinery Technicians (MK's), and non-rated personnel with the remainder are made up of support ratings such as, Food Service Specialist (FS), one Gunners mate (GM), and a Storekeeper (SK). The commanding Officer, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO2) Michael Perkins is the only officer on board.

In the Bay, in the Surf and Out to Sea
The stations crew operate and maintain four state of the art boats, two 47’ Motor Lifeboats (MLB’s) and two 25’ Response Boats (RB-S’s). The unit has an exceptionally large area of responsibility which extends offshore 50 nautical miles from Point Reyes to Point Ano Nuevo including the Farallon islands and inside the bay from Bluff Point to Pier 39 at the San Francisco waterfront. The ready crew is made up of two fully qualified sections that stand duty opposite each other on a “port and starboard” duty rotation. That is each section stands two days on, two days off, three days on, two days off. Support personnel and the command cadre work Monday through Friday and stand duty as needed. Regardless of its high operation tempo US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and never closes. Semper Paratus!


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Last Modified 9/19/2013