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Press Release | Oct. 5, 2023

Coast Guard takes part in San Francisco Fleet Week with ship tours and community events

U.S. Coast Guard District 11

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche cuts through the waves of the Pacific Ocean as the crew conducts fisheries patrols throughout the region, April 8, 2012. The Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms pulls into the Port of Los Angeles channel toward its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California, March 18, 2019.

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Coast Guard will participate in the annual San Francisco Fleet Week from October 2-10 in San Francisco Bay. 

Throughout the week, the Coast Guard will showcase its capabilities and commitment to the community through various public engagements, including weekend ship tours of the National Security Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) and Fast Response Cutter Benjamin Bottoms (WPC 1132), search-and-rescue demonstrations and recruiting booths with static displays at the Fleet Week Expo on the Marina Green from Oct. 5-8, and more. 

“We are honored to be a part of San Francisco Fleet Week – we are the largest branch of service in the Bay Area, and we are thrilled to be a large piece of this honored event,” said Rear Adm. Andrew Sugimoto, commander 11th Coast Guard District. Our vast mission specialties gives us an opportunity to help ensure a safe event for everyone, as well as highlight the skills and capabilities of our service.” 

San Francisco Fleet Week is a multi-day event that celebrates our nation's sea services and offers the public a unique opportunity to engage with the men and women serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps. 

“We are the oldest continuous seagoing service in the U.S. and encourage more young men and women to join our ranks,” said Capt. Taylor Lam, commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. “We hope that our presence at Fleet Week will be an opportunity for visitors to learn more about us.” 

Media interested in interviewing Coast Guard personnel during San Francisco Fleet Week can contact District 11 Public Affairs via email at or at 510-437-3808. 

The U.S. Coast Guard invites the public to celebrate our nation's sea services and meet our Coast Guard members. For more information about San Francisco Fleet Week, click here