Bristling Vessels Escort Ferries

Bristling Vessels Escort Ferries

 

A United States Coast Guard Defender Class boat outfitted with a 7.62 mm machine gun accompanied ferry boats plying the waters between San Francisco and Alameda last week. Since the terrorist attacks in Belgium on the Coast Guard has been randomly escorting ferries on the bay. Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena said that the escorts by the Coast Guard Island-based Maritime Safety and Security Team are tied to the March 22 terror attacks in Belgium and are purely preventative.