Sector Columbia River executes virtually the full range of Coast Guard missions in a uniquely challenging and complex maritime environment. Its command center overlooks the world famous Columbia River Bar and “Graveyard of the Pacific.” The Sector ensures Maritime Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection along 420 miles of coastal Oregon and southern Washington, and for the 33 ports along the 465 miles of the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette River systems extending from the Pacific Ocean to Lewiston, Idaho. This enables a $20B maritime transportation system, 8.5M ton grain export, 1500 foreign vessel arrivals, 50K cruise passengers, 290K recreational boats, 2K commercial fishing vessels, and 52 Maritime Transportation Safety Act facilities. In addition to the usual Sector Commander authorities of Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge Marine Inspection, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, the Sector Commander also serves as Commanding Officer of the embedded Air Station.
This is a woven patch intended to be sewn or ironed onto clothing or other items.
Each patch measures 3.5″ (89mm) in diameter.