USCG Base, Gulfport, MS
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N 30° 21.891 W 089° 05.408
16R E 299131 N 3361067
Quick Description: Homeland Security\USCG Gulfport, MS
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2012 3:21:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMDNK8
Coast Guard establishes base in Gulfport, Miss.
Joint Information Center
Unified Command Mobile
Unified Command Mobile
Press Release Date: Sept. 5, 2005
PA1 Chad Saylor
PA3 Gretchen Eddy
COAST GUARD ESTABLISHES BASE IN GULFPORT, MISS.
MOBILE, Ala. - The Coast Guard is working to establish an operations base in Gulfport, Miss., to provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies, provide search and rescue capabilities and to establish a visible law enforcement presence in the community.
Coast Guard forces are being brought together to form Mississippi Coastal Recovery Base Gulfport as a result of the damage Hurricane Katrina caused along the Mississippi Coast. The Coast Guard Station in Gulfport was destroyed by the hurricane.
The following units are operating for the newly established base:
•The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive is providing communications, homeland security and personnel support.
•The Coast Guard Cutter Pompano will assist in homeland security and search and rescue missions as needed.
•The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill will assist in homeland security and search and rescue missions as needed.
•The Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne is working to restore and replace navigational aids near Gulfport.
•Port Security Units 308 and 309 are providing boatcrews to assist in security, search and rescue missions as needed and helping establish the base.
•Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay, Ga., is patrolling Pearl River, Miss., providing shore-side security.
•Crewmembers from former Coast Guard Station Gulfport are patrolling the waterways near Gulfport, providing shore-side security and assisting with search and rescue operations as needed.
Media interested in touring Coast Guard Mississippi Coastal Recovery Base Gulfport or media interested in interviews regarding the base should contact Petty Officer Chad Saylor or Petty Officer Gretchen Eddy at the numbers listed above.
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