Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington changes command

Cmdr. Paul Mangini informs Capt. Michael Zamperini that he has relieved Cmdr. Tanya Giles as commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, West Virginia, June 20, 2018. MSU Huntington's area of responsibility spans 857 miles of navigable waterways throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky including the Port of Huntington/Tri-State, which is the nation’s largest inland port per tonnage. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Cmdr. Paul Mangini informs Capt. Michael Zamperini that he has relieved Cmdr. Tanya Giles as commanding officer of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, West Virginia, June 20, 2018.   U.S. Coast Guard photo

NEW ORLEANS – Cmdr. Paul Mangini assumed command of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, West Virginia, from Cmdr. Tanya Giles, Wednesday.

Mangini reports to the Marine Safety Unit from Coast Guard District Eight in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as the supervisor of the District Response Advisory Team that provides critical expertise to maintaining oil and hazardous substance spill response readiness across 26 states.

MSU Huntington is composed of a crew of 51 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel who carry out port security, search & rescue, marine safety, and waterways management missions along with environmental response and disaster assistance operations. The unit’s area of responsibility spans 857 miles of navigable waterways throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky including the Port of Huntington/Tri-State, which is the nation’s largest inland port per tonnage.

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