Port of Los Angeles Christens New Patrol Vessel

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles Police recently welcomed the arrival of its new 43-foot patrol and dive vessel. It will aid the specialized dive team operations and overall patrol around the port.

“Policing and ensuring the flow of commerce in America’s busiest port is a daunting task,” Port Police Chief Thomas Gazsi said at the boat’s christening. “It requires the best personnel, exceptional training programs, exceptional allied partners… and the best possible equipment to accomplish those missions and support our personnel in those endeavors.”

“This new vessel accomplishes that,” Gazsi said. The 28-ton vessel features night vision, wireless communications, advanced navigation as well as nuclear, chemical and biological detection equipment.

By Sarah Spangler