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Station Gulfport

Our Mission

Coast Guard Station Gulfport is a multi-mission station, with a crew of forty-one full time, nine 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, Pass Christian bayous, & inter-coastal waterway, with an overall 2,000 square mile operating area.

The Coast 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.

Annually, station personnel conduct 700+ law enforcement boarding's on recreational and commercial vessels. The Law Enforcement boarding's consist of examinations to educate the public on boating safety requirements. The station, on average, responds to over 300 search and rescue cases resulting in over 650 people assisted, $1.9 million of property assisted and $1.2 million of property saved annually. Cases vary in complexity from medical emergency evacuations to search and rescue operations.

The station is under the direction of Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Al.


Our Capabilities

The station maintains a radio guard on VHF-FM Channel 16/23A/83A 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 41' Utility Boat, the Response Boat - Small and the new Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water.
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