On January 31st, the Coast Guard Commissioned its thirteenth Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) right here at Homestead Air Reserve Base. Vice Adm. Vivien S. Crea, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, was the presiding official for the ceremony. United States Representative for Florida’s Eighteenth District Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was the guest speaker.
While MSST Miami’s area of responsibility encompasses the Coast Guard’s
Seventh District (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the Caribbean), it
has ancillary responsibility to the entire east coast of the United States.
Like the other twelve MSSTs, MSST Miami is fully deployable and could be
assigned anywhere in the U.S. and the world.