Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay to hold 20th anniversary Gala

PHILADELPHIA – Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay here is scheduled to hold their 20th anniversary celebration Friday, June 13 at 9 a.m.

The event marks 20 years since the establishment of a unified Coast Guard command in Philadelphia. The Sector facilities house over 300 personnel to include detachments of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the Philadelphia Marine Police.

A formal ceremony marking the anniversary will begin at 9 a.m. The ceremony will include remarks from Capt. David Scott, the sector commanding officer, as well as elected officials and maritime industry representatives. There will be a media availability at the conclusion of the formal ceremony at 10 a.m.

Sector Delaware Bay, although located in Philadelphia, has an area of responsibility that includes the eastern two-thirds of Pennsylvania, the state of New Jersey south of Long Branch, and the state of Delaware. In this area of responsibility Sector Delaware Bay carries out five critical missions; National Defense, Maritime Security, Protection of Natural Resources, Maritime Safety, and Maritime Mobility. This ceremony will celebrate the partnerships established between the Coast Guard and maritime stakeholders that began more than 200 years ago.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is located at 1 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19147.

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