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Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound

1519 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98134

13th Coast Guard District

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound is responsible for 3,500 square miles of waterways including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound and inland waters extending eastward including Idaho and Montana. Sector Puget Sound’s Vessel Traffic Center is the largest in the U.S. and is a key traffic center in the Combined Vessel Traffic Service (C-VTS) shared between U.S. and Canada. Sector Puget Sound works closely with other Coast Guard units in the Puget Sound area including the Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle and Marine Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Bangor and coordinates operations with other government agencies including Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, U. S. Navy, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Ferry System, Washington State Department of Ecology, and various City, County and Port Police/Sheriff and Fire Departments. A Coast Guard Sector is a shore-based operational unit responsible for the execution of all Coast Guard missions within its Area of Responsibility (AOR).


On July 30, 2010, U.S. Coast Guard Group Port Angeles and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Seattle combined to become U.S Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. The purpose of this merger is to bring the operational control of all Coast Guard resources located within the present Captain of the Port Puget Sound area of responsibility under one command for the execution of all Coast Guard missions.


Sector Puget Sound shares offices with Coast Guard Base Seattle and is part of the 13th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Arriving at Sector Puget Sound Headquarters
The closest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport located 13.8 miles from Headquarters.

Base Population
There are approximately 1,370 active duty, reservists, civilian personnel, and auxiliary volunteers assigned to Sector Puget Sound.