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The U.S. Coast Guard has cut the ribbon on its new $14 million search and rescue facility in Vallejo.

The 13,200 square-foot facility, unveiled Friday, is located at Vallejo Municipal Marina, about 3.5 miles northwest of the former, temporary location at the California Maritime Academy, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The facility is equipped with a new boat bay for small boat maintenance, a galley, command center, training room and fitness room, as well as other amenities.

The Vallejo Unit consists of 27 members and has three 29-foot boats used for search and rescue operations, according to the Coast Guard.

The unit has been operating out of temporary facilities since 1996 and has had to relocate twice, once in 2001 and again in 2018.