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US Coast Guard Sector SE New England Woods Hole


USCG Station Woods Hole, USCGC Tybee (WPB 1330),
USCGC Sanibel (WPB 1312), USCGC Hammerhead (WPB-87302), USCG ANT Woods Hole

1 Little Harbor Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543

USCG Woods Hole, Mass.

US Coast Guard Sector SE New England is a military service owned by the US Coast Guard. Its headquarters is established in Woods Hole, in the southeastern part of Massachusetts. It is one of the new services owned by the US Coast Guard. It consists of eight different stations that fulfill their missions through four cutters, two units and two teams. Aside from the location at Woods Hole, the sector has a second important office located in Providence, RI.


The sector was founded in 2006 when authorities decided to merge the Marine Safety Office in Providence with Group Woods Hole. Group Woods Hole was one of the largest groups of its kind in the country. It had 15 different commands under its jurisdiction. The two installations had a few things in common, but many facilities and operations that could easily make them complete each other. This is why they were merged.


Sector Southeastern New England’s area of responsibility covers over 3,000 square miles of offshore waters & 1,200 miles of coastline off Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts – including Cape Cod and the Islands. This largest Sector AOR in the 1st District includes the fishing fleet of New Bedford and numerous high-capacity ferries.


Sector SE New England is responsible for the wide area between Watch Hill Point, RI and Manomet Point, MA. Its primary mission is to provide a high quality and safe service to all the human communities in its area of action.


The search and rescue operations are among the most common activities. It is one of the most important missions of the US Coast Guard. The center is available around the clock and treats each case with the same level of importance. Each case being the most important one until it is solved.


Environmental and maritime safety is just as important. Units patrol the area to make sure everything is right. Oil and hazardous substance spills are among the common problems these experts have to deal with.

Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Woods Hole
The Coast Guard Woods Hole station is located in Woods Hole, MA on Southwest Coast of Cape Cod with Nantucket Sound to the east and Buzzards Bay to the west.  The station is about 15 miles south of Otis Air National Guard Base, Camp Edwards, and the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.