Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral:

Personal Mailing Address:
Commanding Officer
USCG MSD Port Canaveral
9235 Grouper Road
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

Contact Information:
Phone: (321) 784-6780
Fax: (321) 784-6794

Unit’s Mission: We promote the safe marine transportation of people and cargo, safeguard those who work on our waterways and protect the marine environment.

Typical PO3 Job Assignment: Pollution Response, Facility Inspections or Foreign Vessel Inspections.

Special Procedures for Reporting after hours: Contact Officer Of the Day

How much personal storage space: Large Standup Locker

Uniform normally worn during the workday: ODU

Average Temperature: Summer: 70-95 F Winter: 40-60 F

What type of continuing education is available in the area: Multiple colleges and technical schools.

Ratings present at Unit: MST, Reserve: BM, MST and PS

Name of Nearest City and Distance: Cocoa Beach 6.7 Miles, Orlando 45 miles

Name of Nearest Military Facility and Distance: Patrick AFB (17 Miles) Location of Nearest Exchange and Commissary: Small Exchange on base, Large Exchange and Commissary at Patrick Air Force Base

Area of Responsibility: Malabar, FL North to Ormond by the Sea (North of Daytona Beach). Inland from Malabar west to Winter Haven, North to Ocala.

If sponsor not available, ask for the: Officer Of the Day Is messing available: Yes   

Quarters and or barracks available: No

Rate of auto insurance for typical 18-20 yr old: $100-200 a month

Is unaccompanied personnel leased housing available: Yes, Patrick AFB

Where will a single member more than likely live: On the economy

Cost of average one bedroom apartment in the area: $700-900

Should member submit housing application to housing office: Yes

Where do most people bank: All major banking institutions are available

Is there a mall in the area: Yes

Is leased housing available: No

Is government owned housing available: Yes, PAFB

What is the average wait for housing: Usually immediately available
Housing office phone: (321) 868-4237

Where do most families live: Patrick AFB or Economy

Where do most dependents receive medical care: Patrick AFB and Tricare providers in area.