Port security unit to return from deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

SEATTLE – Port Security Unit (PSU) 313, based in Tacoma, Wash., will return home Saturday after a six-month deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

As part of the multi-agency Joint Task Force, the unit provided anti-terrorism force protection by patrolling the waters near the U.S. naval base since Dec., 2007.

Coast Guard port security units are deployable anywhere in the world and maintains port security both during wartime and peacetime. The units can respond to any occupied foreign port and can also maintain security for homeland ports when necessary.

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