Security Zones Established for Fleet Week 2008

MIAMI — Coast Guard, state and local law-enforcement agencies will be enforcing Naval Vessel Protection Zones within Port Everglades, between Monday and Saturday, for Fleet Week 2008. In preparation for Fleet Week 2008 events, vessel movements may be temporarily restricted in the vicinity of Port Everglades south of the 17th Street bridge to north of the hot-water canal while Fleet Week vessels...

Coast Guard to Host Small Vessel Security Conference

ORLANDO – The U.S. Coast Guard will host the Southeastern Small Vessel Security Summit Saturday at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. The objective of the one-day summit is to focus the broad southeastern regional stakeholder community on a range of issues and to launch continuing interactions regarding management of small vessel security risk in the U.S. maritime domain. The...

Coast Guard Security Zone During Papal Visit

New York -The Coast Guard will establish security zones on the East River during the papal visit this week. Private vessels will not be allowed to pass through security zones that will first be established Friday Apr. 18, in the vicinity of the Wall Street Heliport, Manhattan, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. From 10 to 2 p.m., Friday Apr. 18, the Coast Guard will establish security...

LNG Ship Enters Freeport, Texas with Coast Guard Escort

LNG Ship Enters Freeport, Texas with Coast Guard Escort by CoastGuardNews — Revver Online Video Sharing Network FREEPORT, Texas – Coast Guard Station Freeport provides security for the first LNG Ship arriving in the Freeport LNG Terminal, April 15, 2008.

Coast Guard Provides Papal Security

The Pentagon Channel reports that U.S. Coast Guardsmen are playing a large security role in this week’s visit by the Pope to Washington D.C.

Coast Guard Port Security Advisory

The majority of the readers of Coast Guard News are not involved port security so I thought this advisory might be of interest. Port Security Advisory (1-08) A. Background: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) has mandated that the United States Coast Guard evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism...

Coast Guard conducts multi-agency law enforcement operation

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – A multi-agency joint maritime operation was conducted today in the Sabine-Neches River and Intercoastal Waterway. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, along with other federal, state and local enforcement agencies, conducted safety and security boarding operations with 11 law enforcement boats from High Island, Texas through the Intercoastal Waterway in Louisiana. The...

DOG heading to Astoria after threatening message

The Daily Astorian reports that: The Port of Astoria remained on heightened alert this morning, although authorities have decided the threat that triggered the alarm poses little danger. And in response, the U.S. Coast Guard is ramping up vessel security operations this week. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Interim Astoria Police Chief Alan Oja...

Memphis Begins Implementing Worker ID Program

Memphis, Tenn. – Port and longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Memphis have begun to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC program. The programs goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not...