USCGC STURGEON (WPB 87336)
Grand Isle, Louisiana
USCGC STURGEON is a multi-mission Coastal Patrol Boat, and is responsible
for maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, and maritime
homeland security along the central Gulf Coast.
- Search and Rescue (SAR): Due to the limitations
of small coast guard assets the coastal patrol boats are required to be
prepared to respond to SAR cases any where in the Gulf of Mexico. SAR can
be the most critical mission in the coast guard when the boating public or
professional mariners life may be in danger.
- Enforcement of Laws and
The Gulf of Mexico accounts for a large amount of the seafood in the
United States. Enforcing federal laws will help preserve the plentiful
ness of these resources.
- Homeland Security: The Coast Guard has
been performing homeland security well before September 11,2001. Today it
has become more of an important mission to the coast guard cutter
sturgeon. Homeland security for the cutter sturgeon includes HIV security
boardings, river security patrols, and escorts of ships.