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					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.

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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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