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Port Commission Approves Mobile Emergency Radio Equipment

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 26, 2019 4:29:57 PM

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved the purchase of Motorola equipment at its March public meeting, including radios, batteries, chargers and related hardware under the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s cooperative purchase program.

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Topics: ports, Houston, security, Texas, technology, commercial

Use of Drones Triggers Security Actions at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 4, 2019 4:19:06 PM

When a small camera-equipped drone fell out of the sky trailing smoke over Port Houston’s Turning Basin Terminal recently, it raised some serious security concerns.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, security, operations

Key Homeland Security Exercise Held at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 4, 2019 3:35:12 PM

More than 200 participants from 13 Houston-area public safety agencies and 20 industry partners participated in a federally sponsored emergency management exercise Dec. 4 and 5.

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Topics: safety, ports, Houston, security, emergency management, community

Port Houston Receives U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Bennis Award

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 29, 2018 8:35:16 AM

In 2018, Port Houston was presented with the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security by U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, and Houston-Galveston Sector Captain of the Port, Capt. Kevin Oditt.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, Coast Guard, security

Captain Of The Port Shares Hurricane Harvey Tales at Commerce Club Luncheon

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 22, 2018 1:42:02 PM

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Caption: Capt. of the Port Kevin Oditt (Photo Credit: Greater Houston Port Bureau)

The Port Houston team attended the Greater Houston Port Bureau's Commerce Club luncheon featuring U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Kevin Oditt Jan. 11. First responders, air and boat rescues, and greater Houston Ship Channel area closures were topics discussed at the event.

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Topics: maritime, Coast Guard, security, channel, storm, response

QUICK THINKING BY PORT POLICE AVERTS TRAGEDY ON 610 BRIDGE

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 7, 2017 3:47:10 PM

On Saturday, August 5, a potential suicide was averted, thanks to some quick-thinking Port Houston Police officers who spotted a man threatening to jump off the 610 bridge.

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Topics: ports, Houston, security, police

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