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Coast Guard Base Seattle

1519 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98134

Coast Guard Base Seattle

Coast Guard Base Seattle is located in Seattle, WA, at Pier 36 on Puget Sound. The base is adjacent to Harbor Island, and to the west across the Puget Sound lies Bainbridge Island.  The base is part of District 13 which provides support for the operational units within Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana areas.  Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound controls the operational assets of the area and shares offices with Base Seattle. The base’s operational assets include three 29’ Freedom Class Boats and three 45’ Medium Response Boats. Coast Guard Base Seattle is the second largest billeted Coast Guard reserve division in the nation.


Coast Guard Base Seattle is the largest Level I, Category I, Port, Waterways and Coastal Security Boat Station on the West Coast. Like most other Coast Guard boat stations, Base Seattle maintains a 24/7 readiness for maritime search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime environmental response. The station also provides small boat escorts/security for U.S. Naval vessels and High Capacity Passenger Vessels, the largest passenger ferry service in the country, and supplies fixed security zone enforcement for military out-load operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition, Base Seattle serves as the primary support vehicle for Sector Puget Sound’s boarding teams that ensure the safety and security of the over 1,000 deep draft vessels that transit the expansive port complex throughout Puget Sound. The base also supports SEAFAIR/Fleet Week events, the largest maritime event in Pacific Northwest (1/2 million spectators/boaters), as well as Annual Seattle Maritime Festival, and Annual Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day.

Arriving at Coast Guard Base Seattle
The closest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport located 13.8 miles from Headquarters.

Base Population
There are approximately 79 active duty and reservists assigned to the Coast Guard Base Seattle.