Sector New York
212 Coast Guard Dr. Staten Island, NY 10305
Sector New York, is the largest Coast Guard (CG) operational field command on the East Coast. The maritime community knows “The Buck Stops Here” when there are CG-related operational issues to be resolved. The main staff is located at historic Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, NY. We execute CG operations from Sandy Hook, NJ, north through the Port of NY/NJ, continuing up the Hudson River to just south of Lake Champlain, and up the East River to the Long Island Sound/Connecticut border. We provide “One Stop Shopping” for both our external customers, stakeholders, and for our own CG family. We integrate traditional CG programs into a single command focused on our two major operational processes: PREVENTION & RESPONSE, in support of our service’s five fundamental roles: Maritime Safety, Maritime Security, Maritime Mobility, Protection of Natural Resources, & National Defense.
The Port of New York/New Jersey 3rd largest U.S. port. Largest civilian population in a U.S. port area. 2005 total value of cargo thru the Port - $132 Billion. 12% of the international goods arriving into U.S. come thru this Port. 85 million metric tons of general cargo, that serves 80 million people or 35% of the entire U.S. population. 1st in U.S. for movement of petroleum, (aviation fuel, gasoline & home heating oil). 1PstP in U.S. as an ocean- borne auto-handling port, moving 722,000 vehicles. 3PrdP largest U.S. port for containerized cargo shipments, with 4.8 million TEUs of containerized cargo (7,300 containers each day). 5322 ship calls.
Sector Commander: Captain Zeita Merchant
Deputy Sector Commander: Captain Marc Sennick
Command Master Chief: Master Chief Robert Riemer