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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U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport recently teamed up with the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a joint Search and Rescue Exercise. #SAR #AlwaysReady
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With near zero visibily in the waters off #Boston last night, Station Point Allerton received a call to help a man with less than an hour left in his oxygen tank and aboard a disabled boat off Revere Beach. The Station's boat crew quickly, but safely towed the boat to shore and transfered the man's care to awaiting EMS.
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Coast Guard crews can't call the fire department when they are out to sea! They train in firefighting and routinely test their equipment to be ready for an at-sea fire emergency. In case they are unable to effectively fight a fire, they also train to abandon ship! #SemperParatus Photos by BMC Chasteen, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tackle
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The Aids to Navigation Team in Southwest Harbor is responsible for Aids to Navigation from Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine, north to the Saint Croix River, which borders Canada. Here, they are doing some late-August buoy maintenance. #AtoN
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RT @Anaridis: .@USCGNortheast's Sandwich crew using Jose's rough surf to stage training drills. #WBZ went along for the ride & it's intense…
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WBZ | CBS Boston got a little salty today when they joined one of our #CoastGuard crews to brave the harsh conditions off the Massachusetts coast! They got a first-hand look at how Jose is creating great training conditions for our boat crews.
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Great work, TAHOMA! The Coast Guard Cutter TAHOMA, homeported in Kittery, Maine, recently detected and intercepted a 226-foot tanker smuggling contraband. #USCG
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A good Samaritan with sharp ears alerted the Coast Guard Station Menemsha crew to a fisherman who fell into Menemsha channel late Wednesday night. #AlwaysReady
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Station Cape Cod Canal got underway today for man overboard drills in #CapeCod Bay. #AlwaysReady #Jose Photo by BMC Adam Murray.
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Coast Guard Station Chatham's boat crews are out training in Jose's heavy weather conditions. #SAR #USCG
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The high winds and rough seas from #Jose are providing great training conditions for our boat crews. #AlwaysReady
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RT @BrantPointCG: High winds and rough seas from #TropicalStormJose provided a great training day for our crews, like person in the water r…
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#CoastGuard, local agency crews found the body of missing kayaker Craig Dustin, Sr. near Beachmont area of Revere https://t.co/4L2ga722bz
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"This is a sad ending to a difficult search,"said Capt. Claudia Gelzer, commander of Sector Boston. "Our hearts are with his family and the local community."
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RT @BrantPointCG: Our Motor Life Boat and crew are back underway for more heavy weather training #SemperParatus https://t.co/dQVWu2mocX
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RT @BrantPointCG: Buoy 44008 located 54 NM miles SE of Nantucket currently showing 16 ft seas. Stay in - Stay safe. https://t.co/EeUrfa6tmh
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston boat crews, local agencies continue searching for 72-year old Craig Dustin,Sr., who was last seen Tuesday when he departed on his kayak from Fox Hill Yacht Club in Saugus. https://goo.gl/ATy4ve
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RT @BrantPointCG: Our crew went out for heavy weather training yesterday. Mariners stay in port #SemperParatus #jose https://t.co/WveBGNkmXF
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#CoastGuard, local agencies continue searching for missing Saugus kayaker along the Saugus River. #SARhttps://t.co/c3hdZtQZ7i
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SEARCH CONTINUES for 72-year-old kayaker missing near #Saugus. #CoastGuard, multiple local responders searching wat… https://t.co/qz0MCBSKaW
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Search continues for kayaker Craig Dustin, 72, of Saugus. Last seen Tuesday AM headed out to Saugus River RELEASE:… https://t.co/MWFXeydbZg
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The Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, and multiple local agencies are searching tonight for a man who failed to return from a kayaking trip in the Saugus River. Craig Dustin Sr., 72, from Saugus, was last seen at about 11 a.m. this morning when he departed from a boat ramp near Fox Hill Yacht Club. RELEASE: https://goo.gl/RJWvjq
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#BREAKING Coast Guard launches search in Saugus River for overdue kayaker. Red/yellow kayak, vehicle still at launc… https://t.co/yfy5vM5tOc
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Extremely hazardous sea conditions. Swimmers, surfers, wind surfers, and paddle craft users urged to stay out of th… https://t.co/37glWocgar
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#CoastGuard urges boaters to stay off the water, secure paddle craft ahead of #Jose. See interview on @7News at… https://t.co/TvZrPRT5mT
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7News - WHDH Boston talked with Captain Richard Schultz at Sector Southeastern New England about the Coast Guard's storm preparations. He also stressed the importance of getting small craft secured now so they do not set off unnecessary searches and tie-up vital search and rescue resources. #Jose #AlwaysReady
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#CoastGuard readies for #Jose, warns of possible life threatening conditions for mariners. RELEASE: https://t.co/qRNAKhn2oa
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"We understand the sea is a livelihood for many people - but this is one of those few times when we urge everyone, commercial and recreational boaters, to stay off the water," said Captain Richard Schultz, commander of Sector Southeastern New England. #USCG
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RT @USCG_NYC: #BreakingNews #USCG crew medevacs woman from a cruise ship, 50-miles off of Montauk, N.Y. #SAR @USCGNortheast https://t.co/z…
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RT @BrantPointCG: Calm before the storm-in the Sound: E winds 5-10 kts. Seas around 2 ft. Tropical Storm Watch is in effect. Seas already 9…
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We couldn't perform our missions as well as we do without some help from our partner agencies. U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill works with Cranston Rhode Island Fire Fighters to train and familiarize new members on how the U.S. Coast Guard operates.
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AUDIO: #CoastGuard air crews fly ahead of #HurricaneJose to warn offshore mariners of upcoming heavy weather, high… https://t.co/9g3Af9ruRx
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is flying today ahead of #HurricaneJose to warn offshore boaters of the upcoming heavy weather and high seas. Hear HC-144A pilot Lt. Jono Parkhurst read what air crews are relaying to mariners via marine radio. #StormTracks #USCG
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With Hurricane Jose approaching, all mariners are advised to remove paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks from the water due to high winds, heavy seas, and strong rip currents. #HurricaneJose #uscg #PaddleSmart
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Mariners advised to remove paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks from water due to high winds, heavy seas, and rip curr… https://t.co/eQSh6WBOlf
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Coast Guard Station Boston, Boston Fire Department, Massport Fire Rescue, and locals responded to a fire aboard a 32-foot boat in Boston Harbor this evening. The two people aboard were removed from the burning boat with no reported injuries. #AlwaysReady (Photo by BM2 Michael Vadala)
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#CoastGuard Station #Boston, @BostonFire, Mass Port Fire Rescue, Sea Tow responding to boat fire in Boston Harbor.… https://t.co/yO1G5JGQZP
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RT @NHC_Atlantic: Here are the Key Messages for #Jose advisory 38 https://t.co/goJnSR8kp8
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#CoastGuard Cutter Tahoma returns home after 62-day deployment in Caribbean, interdicts nearly 4,000 lbs cocaine! https://t.co/L5YTRWhg7q
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