MSRT: Coast Guard’s specialized force to be reckoned with

MSRT: Coast Guard’s specialized force to be reckoned with
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta DiscoSmall NEW YORK – Spread out on benches between the two main decks aboard the Staten Island Ferry were more than 100 passengers who volunteered as role-players for a unique Coast Guard drill; they awaited further tasking on what was described to them as a “long night ahead.” Little did the unsuspecting ferry passengers know that among them, alleged...

Maritime Security Response Team detachment returns home from counter-piracy deployment

Maritime Security Response Team detachment returns home from counter-piracy deployment
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A Chesapeake-based advanced interdiction team from the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team returned home Friday, from a five-month counter-piracy deployment to the Middle East. “I’m very proud of our advanced interdiction team,” said Capt. Brian Thompson, MSRT commanding officer. “While deployed overseas, they were able demonstrate the valuable...