Coast Guard Station Gulfport is a
multi-mission station, with a crew of over 35 full time, more than 10 part-time, & over sixty Coast Guard
Auxiliary volunteers focusing their operations along the Gulfport and
Biloxi Coast. The men & women of Station Gulfport patrol an
area stretching from the Pearl River to Biloxi Channel, covering
fifty-two nautical miles of coastline along the gulf as well as Back
Bay, the Chandeleur Islands, Pass Christian bayous, & inter-coastal waterway, with an
overall 2,000 square mile operating area.
Guard’s multi-mission character is defined by its ability to conduct
distinct yet complementary functions in the maritime domain of law
enforcement, national defense, mobility, maritime safety, environmental
protection, & humanitarian response. This unique character
positions the unit to meet a broad range of national interests within
the maritime domain. The crew of Station Gulfport partner with
Federal, State & Local agencies securing the nation’s maritime
border while ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of people
and goods. It protects the maritime environment & guards our
natural resources. They save the lives of those in peril at sea.
station personnel conduct 500+ law enforcement boarding's on
recreational and commercial vessels. The Law Enforcement boarding's
consist of examinations to educate the public on boating safety
The station is under the direction of Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Al.
The station maintains a radio guard on VHF-FM Channel 16/23A and has a
manned communications room every day of the year. There are always
fully qualified boat crews on duty and ready to respond to all Coast
Guard missions 24/7/365. Their boat inventory includes the 45' RBM, 29' RBS-II,
and a 24' SPC-SW.