Highlights of 2011

Please click on the above image to be directed to the video showing highlights of what Coast Guard 5th District personnel have accomplished in 2011.

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill

As 2011 comes to an end, we welcome in a new year by looking at what
Coast Guard personnel in the mid-Atlantic region have accomplished in
the last 365 days.

The 5th Coast Guard District’s area of responsibility encompasses
156,000 square miles miles of ocean, bays, rivers, wetlands and tidal
marshes from central New Jersey to the border of North Carolina and
South Carolina.

With a total force of approximately 10,300 people including active
duty members, reservists, auxiliarists and civilian employees, we
conduct various missions to include: maritime homeland security,
search and rescue, marine safety, maritime law enforcement, marine
environmental protection, aids to navigation and ice breaking

In 2011, 5th Coast Guard District personnel achieved the following milestones

• Serviced 5,906 federal aids to navigation
• Conducted 3,500 ports, waterways and coastal security missions
• Responded to 10,500 search and rescue cases
• Conducted 14,000 law enforcement boardings
• Inspected 3,500 containers
• Conducted 762 investigations
• Logged 29,000 hours underway
• Logged 2,800 hours of flight time

Also, check out the Coast Guard’s Top 10 videos of 2011 and cast your
vote for the best video. The contest began Dec. 22, with voting open
through Jan. 13, 2012.