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If you’ve ever wondered how the Maritime Security Response Team performs drills, you’ve come to the right place. Using a 360-degree video, we see how the team infiltrates a ship’s bridge or control room as they go deeper into the vessel.
The MSRT is the Coast Guard’s tactical unit deployed in response to maritime terrorism. These soldiers are trained to board vessels, secure ships, and rescue hostages.
Since this is a time-sensitive mission, MSRTs have four elements: Direct Action Section, Precision Marksmen Observer Team, Tactical Delivery Team, and the CBRNE Section.
The first element is trained in close-quarters combat and boarding ships.
Meanwhile, the second element is composed of marksmen and spotters, and the third element is used for transport.
Lastly, the CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives specialists trained to identify CBRNE threats.