US Coast Guard Station Panama City
1700 Thomas Dr., Panama City, FL 32408
US Coast Guard Station Panama City is a United States Coast Guard station located on Naval Support Activity Panama City in Panama City, Florida. It is the home port for the United States Coast Guard Cutters Seahawk(WPB-87321) and Kingfisher (WPB-87322). USCG Station Panama City is a medium-sized Search and Rescue Station in the US Coast Guards 8th District, Sector Mobile. The eight district is headquartered in New Orleans, the 8th Coast Guard District is responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations spanning 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, as well as the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems.
Established in 1933 at St. Andrew’s Marina and was later moved to Alligator Bayou in October 1971 and finally to its present location in November 1990. The Station has two 41ft utility boats and 2 25ft Defender Class Boats to carry out it’s Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Environmental Protection missions. The USCG Station’s specific duties include controlling traffic in illegal drugs, enhancing the safety of commercial shipping and associated port facilities and waterways, and maintaining maritime aids to navigation in the area. Other duties include protecting coastal waters from the threat of pollution, maintaining abundant fisheries in our waters, and promoting boating safety.
The Station’s area of responsibility extends 30 miles offshore and stretches 168 miles of coastline from Lake Powell in the west, to Rock Island in the east. This large area also incorporates 40 bayous, 18 rivers, 16 bays, 3 sounds, 2 lakes and 107.5 statute miles of Intra-coastal Waterway. The Station is billeted for 28 active duty Coast Guard personnel, 21 reservists and seven Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas.
The Station is also the host command for USCGC Coho (WPB-87321), Aids to Navigation Team Panama City, a Marine Safety Detachment, and an Electronic Support Detachment.
Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Panama City
The closest major airport to Panama City, Florida is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP / KECP).
This airport is 22 miles from the center of Panama City, FL.