ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
U.S. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City
900 Beach Thorofare
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
"To provide assistance and enforcement to customers of the maritime community, protecting the people, their assets and the environment in an efficient, effective and responsible manner."
The first Coast Guard station, then called a Lifesaving Saving Station, was constructed in Atlantic City in 1849 and was located at Pacific and Connecticut Avenues. Over the next 150 years the station was moved twice, and since 1938 has been prominently located at the junction of Clam Creek and Absecon Inlet. At the time of its dedication, the unit was purported to be the largest Life Boat Station in existence.
The Station is crewed by 42 active duty men and women, as well as 19 enlisted reservists. The unit draws support from 3 Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas.
The unit provides Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Environmental Protection for a area of approximately 250 square miles of ocean, backbays and inlets. It does so with four small boats: Two 25 foot Response Boats-Small (RB-S) and two 47 foot Motor Life Boats (MLB). Additionally the unit has a 27 foot Boston Whaler that the Coast Guard Auxiliary uses for safety patrols and helicopter training with Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.
The unit also operates a seasonal rescue station in nearby Ocean City, NJ - Station (Small) Great Egg.