USCG Maritime Security Response Team
Photo showing a a USCG Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT).
Note the amount of tactical gear the MSRT is equipped with.
This gear includes nomex fire-retardent flgiht suits, kevlar vests, assault webbing, knee pads, helmet with balistic protection, eye protection, gloves and balaclavas.
Maritime Security Response Teams are a U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Force (DSF) and are part of the Deployable Operations Group.
MSRTs are a maritime counterterrorism unit that are trained to deal with terrorist attacks against vessels and maritime facilities.
They are on a a proactive, first response posture.