Coast Guard MSST Deploy to Memphis

Thursday, April 03, 2003
Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91104, one of the Coast Guard’s units that specialize in waterborne security, deployed today to Memphis, Tenn. MSST 91104, from Houston-Galveston, is in the Memphis area to train local Coast Guard men and women, active and reserve, in law enforcement and security measures as well as conduct safety and security patrols of ports and waterways. Boaters and mariners can expect to see more Coast Guard boats on the water and should be prepared to show picture identification and may be questioned about their activity. Boaters should listen to their marine radios for up-to-date security or safety zone information. Mariners can assist in protecting the ports by reporting any suspicious or unusual activity to the Coast Guard’s National Response Center terrorism hotline at 1-800-424-8802, or to local law enforcement. Modeled after the Coast Guard’s port security units (PSUs) and law enforcement detachments (LEDETs), the MSSTs are staffed with about 100 Coast Guard men and women, ready to respond or deploy, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MSSTs deploy to events such as terrorist threats or incidents, national special events such as the Olympics, storm recovery operations, and the outload of military equipment. MSST crewmembers also enforce security zones during transit of high interest vessels, cruise ships and some U.S. Navy ships, and at other times when additional levels of security are needed within our nation’s ports and waterways. MSST 91104, the fourth of six Coast Guard anti-terrorism/force-protection teams to be established as a direct result of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, completed an intensive four-week initial training course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which culminated in a 36-hour exercise in the port of Wilmington, N.C., in August. Previously commissioned MSSTs are also located in Seattle, Chesapeake, Va., and Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif. The ports of New York/New Jersey and Jacksonville, Fla., are also scheduled to receive MSSTs.
Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Carter: US Will Sail Wherever International Law Allows

In a clear rebuff to China, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that the United States military would sail and fly wherever international law allowed, including the South China Sea.

Yemeni Port Says First Ship in Weeks Arrives

Press release - Officials at Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeidah said the first ship to dock there in three weeks arrived on Tuesday, carrying desperately needed fuel,

USCG, RCAF to Conduct Joint Training

The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is hosting an international joint search-and-rescue exercise with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force beginning

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1183 sec (8 req/sec)