Operation Neptune Shield is U.S. Coast Guard task unit that protects six major coastal ports in southwest Louisiana and southeast/central Texas, a 200-mile stretch of coast along the Gulf of Mexico that includes the densest concentration of energy production, storage and refinery resources in the world. This article describes how maritime homeland security (MHLS) operates and how in has been integrated into the daily operations at one of the nation's busiest and most economically vital port complexes through coordination with the Coast Guard, the maritime community, and local law enforcement resources, The article is intentionally vague for security reasons with regard to specific tactics, resource laydowns, and activity levels.

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    United States Coast Guard

    National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22203-1804
  • Authors:
    • Cook, K
    • Thomas, P
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  • Publication Date: 2003-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-47
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 60
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00963063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2003 12:00AM