Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team to return from Gulf of Aden

Coast Guard and U.S. Navy members are shown enroute to a counter-piracy boarding. U.S. Coast Guard photo.SAN DIEGO – Elements of a local Coast Guard maritime homeland security unit are scheduled to return to San Diego Saturday evening, March 5, 2011, after a four-month deployment in support of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Diego’s maritime...

Coast Guard Issues Piracy Warning to U.S. Registered Yachts and Sailing Vessels

Bing Maps Piracy Watch The U.S. Coast Guard strongly advises against all operation of and travel by U.S. yachts and sailing craft, or by U.S. citizens on foreign registered yachts and sailing craft, on the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Somali Basin and the western parts of the Indian Ocean. A U.S. registered sailing vessel was hijacked by pirates in February 2011 off the southern coast of Oman in the...

Photo – Coast Guard and Navy Capture Pirates

GULF OF ADEN May 13, 2009 – Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates.