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Continued safe and effective boat operations at the largest commercial port on the United States’ east coast, as well as the virtual epicenter of the financial world, requires a substantial investment in the right kinds of people, training and equipment, and leadership that brings it all together into a professional force. These "Coast Guard Forces" are commanded from US Coast Guard 'Sector New York' which is based at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, just north of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. NYC is actually a small portion of Sector New York's greater and overall Area of Responsibility.

Just down the street from Fort Wadsworth is 'Station New York,' the busiest Coast Guard station in the nation. During a single month, the crew of the station may complete over 150 search and rescue cases, several hundred vessel boardings, as well as security boardings of large merchant vessels entering the Port of New York and New Jersey. The crews regularly conduct security patrols at sensitive maritime locations in the New York area. It is not unusual for crews to log over 2,000 boat-hours per month.

Station New York often works joint operations with the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department marine assets. This strong partnership allows Station New York to concentrate even harder on the Waterways of New York and New Jersey, which are responsible for bringing in 30 percent of the nation's goods.



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