Sector Delaware Bay was established in 2005 through the merging of Group Philadelphia and MSO Philadelphia. Sector Delaware Bay operates as an Integrated Operations Command, responsible for almost 570 active duty personnel and 195 reservists, in that all our operational missions are combined under one command. This command structure allows for great flexibility and responsiveness in conducting our daily operations and provides "one stop shopping" to our local customers for all Coast Guard missions. In keeping with the "Team Coast Guard" concept of operations, Sector Delaware Bay has thoroughly integrated the Active Duty, Reserve and Auxiliary components of Team Coast Guard into one cohesive operations team.
To view the philosophy under which Sector Delaware Bay operates, please click here.
Area of Responsibility
Sector Delaware Bay has a tri-state area of responsibility (AOR) that encompasses portions of the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and includes the busy commercial ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington. The unit's AOR extends 200NM out from the coastline.
Sector Delaware Bay is the parent command for:
- Six Stations
- Two Aids-To-Navigation Teams (ANT)
- Three 87' Coastal Patrol Boats (WPB)
- Two 65' Small Harbor Tugs (WYTL)
- One Sector Field Office
- One Marine Safety Detachment
24-Hour Operations Center - (215) 271-4940
For Media Inquiries - (757) 434-6043
For Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, or Marine Casualties, call (215) 271-4940.
For oil or HAMZAT spills, Port Security, or other Marine Emergency Report, call (215) 271-4807.
- Report Oil and Hazardous Materials spills to the National Response Center's 24-hour Emergency Report Line at (800) 424-8802.
Emergency Foul Weather Line: (215) 271-4900.
For ice conditions and reports go to Homeport at https://homeport.uscg.mil or contact (215) 271-4807.
To submit ice reports visit the Ice Reports Form.
For Marine Event Requests, contact (215) 271-4889, or you may visit the Marine Event Request Form. Email completed forms here.
For all other questions, you may call (215) 271-4807.
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