Coast Guard MSST Seattle to continue conducting missions in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard MSST Seattle to continue conducting missions in Sitka, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau will continue to conduct missions in Sitka with assistance from small boat teams from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle from July through September. Mission goals include search and rescue, recreational and commercial vessel safety, and the protection of Alaska’s fisheries. The Coast Guard and partner agencies...

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team
An evaluator watches as Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliott Felix and his canine partner, Luna, work together during an annual re-certification test administered by Transportation Security Administration personnel at a warehouse in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Her partner walks beside her,...

Underwater Guardians – following the call of the deep

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy Nimble U.S. Coast Guard boats cut through the water alongside a Navy ship transiting into port, providing an armed escort in a crowded channel. This is a common sight in many harbors around the world. What the casual observer may not know is that, long before the incoming ship reaches the harbor, there was another team of Coast Guardsmen working in the...

MSST Seattle deploys to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

SEATTLE — Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team(MSST) Seattle (91101), deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to perform port security duties Sunday. MSST Seattle (91101) is assigned to the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group and is a rapid response force capable of nationwide deployment via air, ground or sea transportation to meet emerging threats.