Duties of the Coast Guard go beyond party patrols
Last updated 7/18/2019 at Noon
The orange-striped ships with sailors from the US Coast Guard that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are responsible for more than checking registrations and policing loud parties.
District 13 of the Coast Guard has authority over commercial fishing regulations, enforcing environmental regulations and protecting inland waters. But their primary mission is to protect the Pacific coastline from attack from hostile forces from the border of California to the straights of Juan de Fuca in northwest Washington.
“District 13 based in Seattle covers a vast range of commercial an...