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13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98174
(800) 982-8813

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Waterways Management Branch

Seattle, WA

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"Helping to manage federal waterways and ensure the safety of the boating public in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana!"

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Code of Federal Regulations - Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters
165.1325 Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington  Click here for information on bar restrictions, closures, requirements for lifejacket use.

To obtain a copy of the 13th Coast Guard District - Special Notice to Mariners
"Guide to Hazardous Bars" on the Oregon and Washington Coast click here.

  Click here for "Bar Camera Images and Latest Observations".

new The following "Bar Crossing Handouts" are available:
Chetco River Rogue River Couquille River Coos Bay
Umpqua River Siuslaw River Yaquina Bay Depoe Bay
Tillamook Bay Columbia River Grays Harbor Quillayute River

new The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS)
Survey for Bellingham, Washington is available.
Click here to fill out one.


Planning a boat trip?  Wondering if anything has changed in a waterway?
To obtain marine safety information for the waters of Oregon, Washington Idaho and Montana click here to read the 13th Coast Guard District "Local Notice to Mariners".

Local Notice to Mariners

Are you holding a marine event in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana?
Click here to see what you need to do.


Need to report a "Delay of Drawbridge Opening" click here.

Draw Bridge

Are you planning an Offshore Renewable Energy Installation (OREI) project.
Click here for information regarding Coast Guard requirements.
Wind Turbin

Are you interested in AIS (Automatic Identification System) as an Aid to Navigation?
For more information click here.


Are you interested in the "FUTURE OF NAVIGATION - 21st Century Waterways"
For more information click here.

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Do you know what "Protection and Security Zones" are?
For more information click here.
Protection and Security Zones Information.

For a list of waterways within the 13th Coast Guard District that are considered navigable for the purposes of exercising Coast Guard authority and jurisdiction click here.
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The 13th Coast Guard District, Waterways Management Branch is responsible for the following throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington:

A.)  Over 1800 Coast Guard maintained short-range marine Aids to Navigation (ATON).

B.)  Two Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN). (DECOMMISIONED)

C.)  The permitting of over 1000 Private Aids to Navigation (PATON).

D.)  Seven Coast Guard Aids to Navigation (ATON) units (three ships, four ATON units).

E.)  The weekly publishing of the Local Notice to Mariners (LNM).

F.)  The permitting of over 1000 Bridges.

G.)  Conducting Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) studies of waterways throughout the district.

H.)  The operation of 25 Lighthouses.

Waterways Management Branch Staff
Branch Chief (206) 220-7273
Assistant Branch Chief (206) 220-7274
Bridge Administrator (206) 220-7282
- Bridge Specialist (206) 220-7234
- Bridge Environmental Specialist (206) 220-7277
Operations Officer (206) 220-7278
- Notice to Mariners [Broadcast and Local] (206) 220-7280
- I-ATONIS Manager [Federal ATON] (206) 220-7276
Planning Officer [WAMS, Lighthouse Coordinator] (206) 220-7283
- Projects Manager [Federal ATON] (206) 220-7276
- PATON and Federal ATON Damage Claims Manager (206) 220-7285
Training Team Chief (206) 220-7271
- Training Team Assistant (206) 220-7279
ATON Maintenance Facility Manager (Tongue Point) (503) 325-2378
Office Secretary (206) 220-7270
Office Fax (206) 220-7265
13th Coast Guard District ATON Units
CGC BLUEBELL (Portland, OR.) (503) 240-9362
CGC HENRY BLAKE (Everett, WA.) (425) 304-5740
CGC FIR (Astoria, OR.) (503) 325-1601
ANT Astoria (Astoria, OR.) (503) 325-3301
ANT Coos Bay (Charleston, OR.) (541) 888-3441
ANT Kennewick (Kennewick, WA.) (509) 586-0978
ANT Puget Sound (Seattle, WA.) (206) 217-6915
Mailing and E-mail Address

Commander (dpw)
13th Coast Guard District
915 2nd Avenue, Room 3510
Seattle, WA. 98174-1067  
Attn: (enter department name)

Lighted buoy Report all discrepancies with marine aids to navigation to the
nearest Coast Guard Sector office!
Astoria (503) 861-6212 / North Bend (541) 756-9212 / Seattle (206) 217-6002

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