US Coast Guard Station Yankeetown
5800 Riverside Dr., Yankeetown, FL 34498
US Coast Guard Station Yankeetown is a small boat station which forms part of the US Coast Guard’s 7th District, Sector St. Petersburg. The station performs Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement and fisheries patrols utilizing 25ft. Defender Class Boats. Located in Yankeetown, Florida, it is in the AOR of Auxiliary Division 15.
Sector St. Petersburg is part of Coast Guard District 7 and has become one of the Coast Guard’s largest commands – with an area of responsibility encompassing over 400 nautical miles of coastline along Florida’s west coast and the third largest U.S. port for domestic trade. In terms of total trade volume, including both domestic and foreign, the Port of Tampa ranks 12th nationally. The Sector’s five multi-mission small boat stations, six patrol boats, two aids to navigation cutters, and one aids to navigation team have responsibility for five primary operational missions: Search and Rescue; Marine Safety; Maritime Law Enforcement; Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security; and Living Marine Resources. Each year Sector St. Petersburg personnel conduct, on average, more than 2600 rescue cases, assisting more than 7000 people and preserving property valued at 39 million dollars.
Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Yankeetown
The nearest major airport is Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV / KGNV). This airport has domestic flights from Gainesville, Florida and is 61 miles from the center of Yankeetown, FL.
Another major airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA / KTPA), which has international and domestic flights from Tampa, Florida and is 88 miles from Yankeetown, FL.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE / KPIE) has domestic flights from Saint Petersburg, Florida and is 99 miles from Yankeetown, FL.
The integrated Coast Guard team that carries out the sector’s operational missions is comprised of over 825 Active Duty and Reserve Military Members, 27 Civilian, and 1800 Auxiliary personnel.