United States Coast Guard Station Gulfport was commissioned, at its current location, May 22, 2009. The station carries out its missions with two 41 foot Utility Boats, one 25 foot RB-S boats, and two 24 foot SPC-SW boat. Station Gulfport is host to three other commands, including two 87 foot patrol boats, USCGC RAZORBILL, USCGC POMPANO, and Aids to Navigation Team Gulfport. There are 41 active duty members attached to the station, at times augmented by over 60 dedicated and enthusiastic Coast Guard Auxiliary members and 9 reservists.
The Station averages 300 SAR cases annually. These cases range from minor
disabled vessels to medical emergencies and vessels sinking. Law Enforcement
missions include a wide variety of missions from narcotics interdiction,
fishery enforcement, to inspecting safety gear on board recreational an
Coast Guard Station Gulfport works regularly with many local agencies, including police, fire, Harrison County sheriff's Office, city councils, environmental and wildlife organizations, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
Recently, Station Gulfport, received the highest honor bestowed to a Coast Guard Station. It received the Sumner I. Kimble Readiness Award for excellence in all aspects of being a search and rescue station.
Station Gulfport is extremely proud of the job they do. This is a unit with pride, professionalism, high morale, and a high sense of credibility.