Coast Guard to create Sector Columbia River Today

“The merger of these two major Coast Guard commands is designed to help improve and streamline our operational command and control organization for our many missions allowing for better service to our customers throughout the entire Columbia River region and along the Oregon coast,” said Captain Douglas Kaup, prospective Sector Columbia River Commanding Officer.

Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor is unaffected by this merger, Coast Guard air Station Astoria is a first responder off the Grays Harbor coast where airlifting is required.