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All vehicles operated on Miami CG units, must contain a vehicle decal/tag issued in Miami under the Seventh Coast Guard District.  Decals that are outdated or issued by other districts will not be accepted.

To obtain a vehicle decal, bring 3 copies of CG-3308A, current copy of registration, proof of insurance, and drivers license to ISC Miami Personnel Services Division on Causeway Island, 3rd deck UPH Building.  For more information, call 305-535-4598.

Note:  Report any events that may have caused or had the potential to cause harm to your vehicle or those inside specifically due to the visibility of the Coast Guard decal to your Physical Security Officer.


Coast Guard personnel who operate privately owned motorcycles must possess a valid state driver's license with the appropriate motorcycle endorsement, along with proof of insurance, in order to operate their vehicles on Coast Guard government facilities.  Coast Guard personnel no longer have to complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Motorcycle Riders Course: Riding and Street Skills Training Course outlined in Chapter 10 of COMDTINST M5100.47, Safety and Environmental Health Manual and COMDTINST M5530.1A, Physical Security Program Training as a prerequisite to operating a motorcycle.  Motorcycles shall be operated with the headlights on while riding on Coast Guard installations and shall be equipped with rear view mirrors.  Coast Guard motorcycle operators and their passengers are required to wear, at a minimum, a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet properly fashioned under the chin and properly worn eye protective devices, defined as impact or shatter resistant.  These devices include glasses, goggles, or fullface shield attached to the helmet.  Windshields and fairings are not considered to be adequate protection.

>Right turn on red after a complete stop is permitted, unless otherwise indicated.
>Full headlights required during rain, smog, and distortion of vision.
>Bicycle riders must follow the same traffic lane and must have lights front and rear.
>Seatbelts are required by law.  Children under four must be secured in child-resistant seats.  Minimum fine is $27.
> If unfamiliar with the area, remember that major tourist routes are marked with orange sun decals.
>In Florida, driving under the influence is defined by a .08 percent blood-alcohol level.  Police can immediately suspend the driver's license of anyone arrested for DUI, or refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test.

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ANT Miami is responsible for navigational aids from Jupiter Inlet south along Florida's east coast to lower Key Largo, west through Florida Bay, and north along the Gulf of Mexico to Broard River.  The area includes the Intracoastal waterway, Miami shipping channels, Biscayne and Everglades National Park, numerous state and local parks/ preserves, and part of the Florida Keys.

The AtoN system does more than help the mariner navigate.  It is a first line defense against maritime casualties.  By preventing casualties, lives, property, and the environment are protected, and an enormous amount of money, resources and personnel hours are saved.  Their operational mission is to insure that the hundreds of aids in this system operate as advertised, and to initiate change as navigational demands evolve.

AIR STATION MIAMI, FL:  305-953-2100

In June 1932, Coast Guard Air Station Miami was commissioned at Dinner Key on the Biscayne Bay and thus became the first  contemporary  aviation unit in the U. S. Coast Guard. Since then the Air Station has evolved into the busiest air/sea rescue unit in the world. In 1965 the unit was relocated to Opa-locka Airport located in North Miami Dade County.

Their primary missions include Search and Rescue (SAR), Maritime Law Enforcement, Alien Migrant Interdiction, National Security and Environmental protection. To carry out these missions, the station operates nine HH-65A  Dolphin  helicopters, six HU-25C  Night Stalker  jets, and one VC-4A Gulfstream logistics aircraft. The 80 officers and 255 enlisted personnel are particularly proud of their participation in an annual average of 600 (SAR) cases. Typical air station SAR cases might include: the HH-65A helicopter hoisting of survivors from a small aircraft ditched at sea, the medical evacuation of a seriously injured passenger off a cruise ship, or the HU-25C conducting a pin-point parachute delivery of a dewatering pump to a sinking fishing vessel.

The Air Station features a galley, medical facility (for uniformed active duty members only), an exchange, barber shop, newly renovated gym, swimming pool, and morale parking lot.  Its proximity to interstates 75 and 95 make commuting fairly reasonable.


The Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) is co-located with Coast Guard Investigative Service, ISC Miami Personnel Reporting Unit, and Regional Tactical Law Enforcement Team South.  They are located off of SW 117th Avenue and SW 156th Street.  Physically they are adjacent to the Richmond Heights Housing Area.  CEU supports the Coast Guard through design, contracting, construction management, environmental compliance and remediation, planning and real property management services.


The Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), Southeast Region, is co-located with the Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) and Integrated Support Command (ISC) Miami, Personnel Reporting Unit (PERSRU) at SW 117th Avenue and SW 156th Street, Miami, Florida.  CGIS is a centralized federal investigative and protective program established to carry out the Coast Guard's internal and external criminal and administrative investigations; to assist in providing internal security services; and to aid in maintaining the internal integrity of the Coast Guard. CGIS' function is similar to a police/detective agency within a civilian community.


The Communication Station (COMMSTA) Miami is located at 16001 SW 117th Avenue in Miami.  Physically they are adjacent to Richmond Heights Housing Area and the Civil Engineering Unit building.  COMMSTA Miami is a key member of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area Communications Systems (LANTCOMMSYS) and one of four COMMSTA's on the east coast of the United States.  They provide communication services to Coast Guard vessels, aircraft and to the maritime public.  They are under the operational and administrative control of Commander, Atlantic Area. Their communication mission is controlled by Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station Atlantic (CAMSLANT), located in Chesapeake, VA.  They also operate a law enforcement support team under direction of Commander, Atlantic Area.  The station is located on 252 acres which includes transmitting and receiving antennas, transmitter buildings, a large recreation area, administration/operations building, and three tenant commands:  ISC Miami Work-Life/Transportation, Civil Engineering Unit Miami, and CG Investigative Service Southeast Region.


UCGC BARANOF, Miami, FL  305-535-4430/1
No description submitted.

USCGC CHANDELEUR, Miami, FL  305-535-4428/9
No description submitted.

USCGC DOLPHIN, Miami, FL   305-535-4436
No description submitted.

USCGC FARALLON, Miami, FL  305-535-4432/3
No description submitted.

USCGC GENTIAN, Miami, FL:  305-535-8768/9

CGC GENTIAN (WIX-290), known as the "Caribbean Support Tender" (CST), is a "Balsam Class" 180-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported at Integrated Support Command Miami in Miami Beach, FL. The CST is operationally controlled by Coast Guard Atlantic Area located in Portsmouth, Virginia. The CST is a multi-national venture that seeks to foster improved cooperation and operational capability of the maritime services of the Caribbean and to provide maintenance, logistical support and training to those countries. CST is comprised of 33 U.S. Coast Guard members and 16 representatives from maritime services of countries throughout the Caribbean region. These representatives fill U.S. Coast Guard crewmember assignments and are a vital role in operations.  The GENTIAN's crew currently includes members of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Royal Bahamian Defence Force, Suriname Navy, Guyana Defence Force, Dominican Republic Navy and the Panama National Maritime Service.  Since the CST's re-commissioning in August 1999, she has visited 20 countries on deployments that ranged from one week to 60 days.

USCGC HUDSON, Miami, FL   305-535-4375

CGC HUDSON (WLIC-801) is homeported in Miami Beach, FL, on Causeway Island (ISC Miami) off the MarArthur Causeway and is a sub-unit of Group Miami.  HUDSON is a 160  construction tender utilized to maintain and repair approximately 1475 fixed and floating aids to navigation in the 7th District.  HUDSON operates along Florida s Intra-Coastal Waterway, from Melbourne, south to Key West and the Dry Tortugas, including Lake Okeechobee to its western edge.  HUDSON has a very exposed operations area and operates extensively in the Atlantic waters off Florida s East Coast.  HUDSON s Personnel Allowance List consists of 1 CWO, 1 BMC, 1 MKC, 1 FS2, 1 BM2, 1QM2, 2 MK2s, 1 EM2, 1 DC2, 2 FN, & 3 SN.

USCGC SITKINAK  305-535-4438
No description submitted.

USCGC VALIANT, Miami, FL  305-535-4440/1

CGC VALIANT (WMEC 621) is a 210 ft medium endurance cutter homeported on Causeway Island, Miami Beach.  VALIANT carries a crew of 12 officers, 6 chief petty officers, and 57 enlisted crew.  Their primary missions include law enforcement, search and rescue, alien migrant interdiction, environmental protection, and military preparedness.  VALIANT is underway for approximately 6 weeks at a time, and visits many exotic islands in the Caribbean.  The underway working day consists of training, drills, and different types of watches ranging from helm and lookout to auxiliary and throttleman.  Underway watches are usually 4 hours long, and "movie call" begins at 1900 hours daily.  Berthing areas are broken down as follows: deck, operations/supply, engineering, first class petty officer, chief petty officers, and officers.  Patrols are typically followed by an average six week inport period.  Inport duty rotations vary but range from 1-in-4 and higher.  VALIANT is under direct command of Commander, CG Atlantic Area.

VISITING SHIPS  305-535-4511/2

DISTRICT 7, Miami, FL:

Command Master Chief  305-415-6677
Personnel Branch  305-415-6713
Marine Safety Division  305-415-6862
Operations Division  305-415-6822

The Seventh District is a 1.8 million square mile hotbed of activity that encompasses the southeastern United States and the Caribbean basin.  Illegal migration, drug smuggling, year-round recreational boating and diving, and commercial fishing are mainstays that keep units abuzz rescuing mariners in distress and enforcing maritime laws.

The sheer number of assets in the district gives an indication of the intensity of operations. Thirty-three patrol boats -- one-third of the Coast Guard's entire fleet   are assigned to the Seventh. One-quarter of all Coast Guard aircraft are based in the district. In all, 45 cutters, 155 boats, 31 helicopters and 18 planes operate out of bases or ports in the Seventh. The district s 5,300 Auxiliarists provide another 880 boats and 30 aircraft to draw upon. Nearly 4,200 active duty and Reserve members along with 150 civilians serve in the Seventh.

Much of this might operates out of points in southern Florida and the Caribbean, close to the smuggling routes. In fiscal year 2000, Coast Guard crews halted 2,600 Cuban, Haitian and Dominican Republican migrants in Seventh District waters.  They also seized tens of thousands of pounds of cocaine and marijuana bound for U.S. shores.  Migrants and drugs alike often move, and are interdicted, in small amounts in the Caribbean: a dozen or fewer migrants on a homemade vessel; a ton or so of marijuana or cocaine on a smugglers   go-fast  boat. Go-fasts, which are hard to spot and can usually outrun most traditional Coast Guard cutters, pose the district s biggest challenge in terms of both drug and migrant smuggling.

Successes in counter-narcotics efforts, however, should be on the upswing soon, with the recent introduction of armed helicopters,  over the horizon  rigid hull inflatable boats and deployable pursuit boats all capable of keeping up with and stopping smugglers  go-fasts.

But the Seventh is not just about drugs and migrants. Throughout the district, but primarily north and in the Gulf of Mexico, crews work with the 12,000 commercial fishing vessels and more than one million recreational boats to enforce fisheries laws and protect the endangered manatee.
The district handles about 10,000 search and rescue cases a year about 20 percent of the entire Coast Guard rescue load. The district coordinates with 31 Caribbean, Central and South American nations and territories in both its law enforcement and search and rescue efforts.

The district's five marine safety offices and three marine safety detachments maintain a heavy vessel inspection schedule, as the three busiest cruise ship ports in North America and seven of the country s 20 largest container ports fall within district bounds. In addition, the Seventh District is home to three strategic ports. The ports of Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville are vital to the United States  war fighting ability.

As in every district, aids to navigation is a vital but low-key mission in the Seventh, where some 6,500 buoys, lights and daybeacons are maintained and some 150 bridges are regulated.


Electronics Systems Support Unit (ESU) is physically located at Brickell Plaza Federal Building in downtown Miami.  ESU is an independent Coast Guard command reporting to and receiving program guidance and direction from the Chief, Command Control and Communications Division, Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, located in Norfolk, VA.  ESU Miami consists of 10 officers, 133 enlisted and 19 civilians.  They also have support detachments located in Miami, St. Petersburg, Mayport, Key West and Port Canaveral, FL; San Juan and Aguadilla, PR; and Charleston, SC.  ESU Miami is responsible for providing timely installation, repair and maintenance of all communication systems, computers and electronics used aboard Coast Guard cutters and shore commands within the Seventh Coast Guard District.  ESU Miami also provides continuous support and technical direction during all processes involving these systems.


Duty RSM  305-796-4649
Duty TT   305-796-1242
Duty ET   305-796-0386

GROUP MIAMI, FL:  305-535-4503

Group Miami is physically located on Causeway Island.  The Group provides command, control and support for 17 South Florida units. Group watchstanders man a modern communications and operations center and manage search and rescue and law enforcement activities in the Group's area of responsibility (AOR).  The Group's AOR extends from Melbourne Beach to Card Sound along the Florida coast and seaward into the Bahamas.  Group Miami is the servicing facility for more than 1,500 aids to navigation throughout Florida's coastal and intercoastal waterways.  These buoys, lights and markers are serviced and maintained by the Coast Guard Cutter HUDSON, and Aids to Navigation (ATON) teams at Miami and Ft. Pierce, FL.


Commanding Officer  305-535-4531
Executive Officer  305-535-4532
Command Yeoman  305-535-4513
Civil Rights  305-536-4102
Command Master Chief  305-535-7585
Officer of the Day  305-535-4413
Facilities Engineering Division  305-535-4483
Comptroller Division  305-536-4632
Health and Safety Division  305-535-4454
Industrial Division  305-535-4332
Personnel Services Division  305-535-4598
Local Housing  305-278-6938/233-3240
Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation  305-535-4565
Personnel Reporting Unit  305-278-6800
Transportation Office  305-278-6824
ID Cards/DEERS  305-535-4598
Work-Life  305-278-6660 or 800-872-4957 ext. 307
Transportation Office  305-278-6791
Transportation Claims  757-366-6504/5

The Integrated Support Command (ISC) was established 17 May 1996, from the merger of Base Miami Beach and some financial and administrative elements of the Seventh Coast Guard District staff. It is the southern most member of Commander,  Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic's family of support units whose vision is "Excellence Through Teamwork."   The ISC's area of responsibility mirrors that of the Seventh Coast Guard District which ranges as far south as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, up to the east coast of the continental United States to and including the state of South Carolina, and west through a portion of the Florida panhandle.

ISC Miami provides quality support services to the operational units in the Seventh Coast Guard District in various ways from our three different locations.  The Causeway Island facility houses the Command Staff, Facility Engineering, Industrial, Medical, Personnel Services, Property, Logistics, Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation Program (MWR), Educational Services, Force Optimization and Training, Area Housing, and Safety and Environmental Health.  Contracting and Finance are located at the Brickell Plaza Federal Building in downtown Miami. The Work Life staff, Personnel Reporting Unit, and Transportation Office operate out of the Civil Engineering (CEU) Building located approximately 18 miles southwest of downtown Miami. The local housing branch is located at the Richmond Heights housing area (close to the CEU building).


Marine Safety Office (MSO) Miami is physically located on Causeway Island.  They are responsible for carrying out statutory duties established in law.  Two of the most important duties are: (1) Officer in Charge Marine Inspection (OCMI); and (2) Captain of the Port (COTP).  The Commanding Officer of MSO Miami is the OCMI for a specific geographic area (the "zone"), and the officers, enlisted and civilian personnel of the command are the agents through whom the Commanding Officer carries out the OCMI and COTP duties.  MSO Miami faces unique mission requirements due to a number of factors.  These include the heavy concentration of foreign flag cruise ships and the number of small foreign flag freight vessels which call in the zone.  MSO Miami's area of responsibility also includes extensive environmentally sensitive areas.  MSO Miami performs a wide range of mission-related functions which include: vessel inspections, investigations of marine casualties and instances of misconduct or negligence by licensed or documented merchant marine personnel, actions intended to prevent discharges of pollutants into the marine environment, actions to mitigate those discharges which do occur, and evaluation and issuance of Merchant Mariner's licenses and documents.  The objectives of this command are to protect lives and property, to safeguard the marine environment through comprehensive accident prevention and response efforts, and to ensure that maritime commerce is carried out in an orderly and safe fashion.


Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) is located on ISC Miami s Causeway Island in Miami Beach, FL.  The unit was commissioned on October 29, 1990, having previously been known as Ship Repair Detachment Miami and, prior to that, as the Seventh District s Naval Engineering Branch.  NESU Miami s Area of Responsibility encompasses Groups Miami and Key West as well as the Greater Antilles Section.  The unit's mission is to provide direct naval engineering support services to Coast Guard cutters homeported or operating in NESU Miami's area of responsibility and to provide the Seventh District Commander with naval engineering technical expertise and advise.  NESU Miami s command's office is located in Miami Beach on Causeway Island, which is the office for the CO, XO, and Port Engineers.  The unit has three Maintenance Augmentation Teams and one Weapons Augmentation Team.  MAT Miami, also located on Causeway Island, is responsible for providing maintenance support to the 6 110  WPBs homeported in Miami Beach.  MAT Key West is responsible for providing maintenance support to the 9 110  WPBs and 2 270  WMECs homeported in Key West.  WAT Key West is responsible for providing weapons system support to the 2 270  WMECs homeported in Key West, and if resources are available, the 9 Key West 110  WPBs.  MAT San Juan is responsible for providing maintenance support to the 6 110  WPBs homeported in San Juan.

NESU Miami has become a focal point of operations support since its commissioning.  It formed the core of Naval Engineering support during the Cuban Mass Migration in 1994, known as Operation Able Vigil, and the law enforcement special operations Frontier Shield and Frontier Lance.  NESU Miami has been twice honored as the recipient of the Rear Admiral Lucas Plaque, presented each year to the Coast Guard s top naval engineering unit.  It was awarded to the entire command in 1995 and to MAT/WAT Key West in 2001.


Tactical Law Enforcement Team South (TACLET South) is co-located with Air Station Miami on Opa-Locka Airport, a commercial airport.  The unit is made up of 9 Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs) and the primary mission is Counter Narcotics while deployed aboard U.S. Naval, United Kingdom, and Dutch military ships.  Secondary missions include training, assisting other federal and local law enforcement agencies, migrant interdiction and augmenting Coast Guard units for special operations.


Station Fort Lauderdale is approximately 27 miles north of Miami. They are located on the grounds of the John U. Lloyd State Park in Dania.  They are located in Port Everglades on the east side of the intercoastal waterway.  Their area of responsibility extends over Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.  This area encompasses 1,891 square miles of ocean and over 300 miles of inland waterways.  Missions include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine safety and marine environmental protection.

To fulfill mission requirements, two 41' utility boats (UTB), one 24' utility launch (UTL), and one 21' rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) are maintained at the station.  Two immediate response boats and crews are on duty 24 hours a day.  In addition, a communication watch is maintained in the modern communications center.

STATION MIAMI BEACH, FL:  305-535-4368/4370

Station Miami Beach prides itself as the busiest multi-mission Coast Guard station in the world.  Everyday, 75 men and women, active and reserve, respond to a variety of cases including, search and rescue, law enforcement, port security and marine safety.  Station Miami Beach strives to a higher standard everyday as its crew boards over 30 boats a week for boater safety, enforce the Manatee Protection Plan with over 50 violations written a month, on an average, respond to over 20 vessels in distress a week, and carry out over 40 scheduled patrol hours while still maintaining the stations 2-41  utility boats, 2-24' Boston Whalers, and 1-27' Safe Boat.

TACTICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM (TACLET)7, Miami, FL: 305-953-2298/88/87/86

The Seventh District Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET Seven) is physically located at Air Station Miami on Opa-Locka Airport, a commercial airport.  They are the operational section of the Seventh District Office of Law Enforcement.  TACLET 7 conducts law enforcement operations at the direction of the district commander throughout the Seventh District area of operations.  TACLET 7 also provides law enforcement training for all stations and patrol boats in the Seventh District.

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