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US Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor


4201 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA 93035

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US Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor is located just south of the Ventura County Harbor Patrol offices. Station Channel Islands Harbor is part of District Eleven and Sector Los Angeles / Long Beach.


The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.


The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. The Coast Guard at Channel Islands carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.


Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.

Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor
The nearest major airport is Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA / KSBA).
This airport has domestic flights from Santa Barbara, California and is 48 miles from the center of Oxnard, CA.
Another major airport is Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR), which has domestic flights from Burbank, California and is 54 miles from Oxnard, CA.

Base Population
The US Coast Guard Eleventh District now includes 43 units and employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees