CGC Morro Bay Escort

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

USCG Auxiliary vessels escort the CGC Morro Bay into New London Harbor during OpSail 2012.

The United States Coast Guard is a multi-missioned maritime service and one of our Nation’s five Armed Services. Its purpose is to protect the Public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests – in the Nation’s ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required in supporting national security. The Coast Guard’s core roles are Maritime Security, Maritime Safety, Maritime Mobility, Protection of Natural Resources and National Defense.

Coast Guard operations for Long Island Sound, including the south shore of Long Island and along coastal Connecticut are coordinated from a single command center located at Sector Long Island Sound, on the eastern side of New Haven Harbor. Nine other field subunits, strategically located throughout the Sound, work for this office. This includes approximately 500 active duty, 200 reservists, and 1200 volunteer USCG Auxiliary members.

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