The United States Coast Guard operates Coast Guard Station Morro Bay, located adjacent to the Harbor Office at 1279 Embarcadero at 805-772-2167. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) maintains a 27-person National Security Base and Search and Rescue Station at Morro Bay Harbor to provide the Coast Guard services for the entire Central California Coast, including port safety coverage for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and Vandenberg Air Force Base and search and rescue.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment, Santa Barbara deals with pollution incidents reported in Morro Bay. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment also provides inspections for vessels carrying passengers or freight for hire.
Coast Guard Documentation
Vessels that are federally documented are done so through the Coast Guard Documentation Center in Virginia. For details on documenting a vessel, renewing documentation requesting information on a vessels documentation you can log on to the Coast Guard Documentation Center.