Sector San Juan - Station San Juan

Excellence in Operations and Support through Teamwork

Overlooking Bahia de San Juan, Station San Juan is located just outside the walls of the old city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Established in 1993, Station San Juan, along with two detachment units in St. Thomas and St. Croix, are the only CG Search and Rescue station in the Caribbean. These stations are responsible for Search and Rescue, Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security and, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Operations which includes Drug/Migrant Interdiction, Fisheries enforcement, establishing and enforcing security zones in the port, and recreational boating safety.

Station personnel monitor the area of responsibility with ten search and rescue platforms spread out between the 3 different units, which include two 45-foot Response Boat Medium (RBM) and eight 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement (SPC-LE).

These surface assets and the "Always Ready" attitude of the members, allow Station San Juan to be "Semper Paratus" and answer the needs of the people throughout Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

In an average day the Seventh Coast Guard District:

  1. Conducts 22 Search and Rescue cases
  2. Saves 3 Lives
  3. Interdicts 9 illegal migrants 4. Saves or assists $729,000 in property at sea
  4. Services 14 Aids to Navigation facilitating $221,000,000 in cargo movement
  5. Seizes 186 pounds of cocaine and 96 pounds of marijuana worth $1,500,000
  6. Conducts 33 general law enforcement boardings of vessels at sea, with an additional 10 boardings specifically to enforce living marine resource laws
  7. Inspects 14 commercial vessels for safety
  8. Responds to 4 reports of oil and/or chemical spills

Contact Information:

Officer In Charge: BMCS Lance Wiser
Tel. (787) 729 – 2341  

Executive Petty Officer: 
Tel. (787) 729 – 2342

Engineering Petty Officer: 
Tel. (787) 729 – 2351Operations Petty Officer: 
Tel. (787) 729 – 2343 Ext 1

Emergency Contact:
Tel. 787-289-2041