USCGC Orcas (WPB1327) Active Duty Personnel: 21 Mailing Address: For more information on the Reserve Personnel: 0 Commanding Officer Coast Guard, visit the Internet at Civilian Personnel: 0 USCGC Orcas http://www.uscg.mil. For PO Box 1497 recruiting information call Coos Bay, OR 97420 1-877-NOW-USCG. (541)267-6981 Established: The 110-foot Coast Guard Her current operations focus on Maritime Domain Cutter Orcas has been stationed in Coos Awareness and Homeland Security, conducting law Bay, Ore., since 1989 when it replaced enforcement boarding's, escorting High Value the Cutter Pulaski. The Orcas is the Assets, and ensuring the safety and security of twenty-seventh Island-Class cutter to critical infrastructure in the D13 area of join the fleet, and the sixth Coast Guard responsibility. Additionally, search and rescue cutter to be stationed in Coos Bay since operations and protection of marine resources 1935. The cutter's name is derived from through fishery boardings continue to be a part of Orcas Island, the largest of the San the Orcas' patrol efforts. Juan Islands in Puget Sound, Washington. What do we do: The Orcas is considered a multi-mission resource. From search and rescue, marine environmental protection to national defense, the Orcas and the crew are ready and able to respond. Its primary mission is to enforce federal laws and regulations along the coast of Washington and Oregon, particularly with regards to fisheries. USCG FILE PHOTO High resolution copy can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/images.html Accomplished operations: The Orcas recently completed an 11-week $500,000 dry-dock availability in Ketchikan, .Alaska, returning to her home waters of District 13 to patrol in support of Operation Liberty Shield. . The Thirteenth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office (ipa) created this page on August 5, 1999 and last modified on April 15, 2003. This page may be reproduced locally. If any changes are needed please notify D13 (ipa) at 206.220.7237. More Coast Guard information can be accessed at http://www.uscg.mil and a complete listing of these fact sheets is at http://www.uscg.mil/d13.
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