Welcome to the First Coast Guard District

The First District is an agile, expert military organization providing the best possible service in Maritime Safety, Homeland Security, National Defense, and Environmental Protection. In all that we do, we strive to earn the respect of the American people; for they are the reason we serve. We are committed to dedicated teamwork and comprised of empowered and inspired individuals who live our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.

First District Commander's Intent

The Commander's Intent encapsulates the vision, mission, and guiding principles by which the women and men of the First Coast Guard District will conduct ourselves and complete our missions. Click here to read full text.

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“New Bedford Harbor has a chronic oil spill problem,” said Lt. Lynn Schrayshuen, MSD New Bedford unit supervisor. “We have increased our presence in the harbor to find oil and track down sources, but we still rely heavily on the local community.”
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Morning News: Blair Miller from Boston 25 News got underway with a crew from Station Boston to talk about the enforcement of federal marijuana laws and the dangers of boaters operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. #SafeBoating Check out the full story below:
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Along with search and rescue, port and waterway security is the Coast Guard’s primary homeland security mission. Coast Guard members protect marine resources and maritime commerce, as well as those who live, work, or recreate on the water. #AlwaysReady
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Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna's engineering department working in the yard. #AtoN
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Foggy Morning. Station Woods Hole's small boats and Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead pictured at their piers yesterday.
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The crew at U.S. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor spent the day teaching Naval Sea Cadets about seamanship and the Coast Guard! #CGcommunity
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Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor's crew conducting two boat training. #AlwaysReady
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👀 Our #CoastGuard 🚢 crews ❤️ to ⛵ in our #NewEngland 🌊. Proud 🇺🇸. 📷Ryan Smith 🚁 #WorldEmojiDay
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The crew of Coast Guard Station Point Judith trains off of Block Island - keeping ready during the busy summer season! #AlwaysReady Photo by BM3 Anthony Sears
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Coast Guard crews always check the water temperature before going underway. Wearing the right gear will save your life. It was a chilly day in April and the seas were cold when U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Potak fueled up USCG Station Cape Cod Canal 29-foot response boat after a long day on the water.
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TRIVIA WEEKEND: Who can tell us what kind of training the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel is doing? Bonus: What is the name of the device in BM3 James' hand?
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How do you unwind after a long day at work? The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper celebrated the end of a great patrol at anchor, playing cornhole, fishing, and watching a movie on the buoy deck!
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Be safe and have fun on the water this weekend, don't drink and boat! #OperationDryWater
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Great advice from our partners at Gloucester Harbormaster - please label your paddlecraft folks!
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Helicopter training with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and U.S. Coast Guard Station Provincetown. Photo by BM2 Thomas Hatfield, Station Provincetown
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It is said that a unit's morale is tied to the food served there. If this is what the culinary specialists at U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill are serving up, the crew must be in heaven.
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Morning News: It doesn't matter what coast paddlers are on: a safety course, a life jacket, a personal locator beacon, and VHF radio or cell phone in a waterproof case, can save your life. #PaddleResponsibly #PaddleSmart
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This afternoon, USCG Station Menemsha, Barnstable County Sheriff's Office, and a commercial towing service rescued 5 people from the sinking 30-foot vessel, Cila, off Martha's Vineyard. Crews were able to stabilize the boat so it could return to port under its own power. https://goo.gl/XhNggS Photos by Lt. John Doherty, Barnstable County Sheriff
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