Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston holds Change of Command

Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston holds Change of Command
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); HOUSTON — A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris and his wife are both from Houston and he enlisted in the Coast Guard through the...

Mexican vessels depart U.S. ports as weather calms and Hurricane Ingrid passes

Mexican vessels depart U.S. ports as weather calms and Hurricane Ingrid passes
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel are escorting 179 Mexican shrimping vessels out of the Port of Brownsville and Port Isabel Tuesday after the fleet was provided safe harbor to escape threatening weather conditions in Mexican waters. The multiple agencies and port authorities responded to the requests from...

Coast Guard explosive detector dog retires in ceremony in Galveston

Coast Guard explosive detector dog retires in ceremony in Galveston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Explosive Detector Dog retired Monday at the Maritime Safety and Security Team building in Galveston, after 9 years of service. Chief Petty Officer Ferro, a Belgian Malinois, has been employed as a Coast Guard military working dog at MSSTs for the duration of his time in service.  His handler, Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Coleman, has been partnered with Ferro the whole...

Maritime Security Detachment Joint Taskforce Guantanamo holds transfer of authority

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami (91114) replaced Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston (91104) at Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo during a transfer of authority ceremony at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Friday. MSSTs safeguard the public and protect vessels, harbors, ports, facilities and cargo in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the...