Seabees to deploy from Port of Gulfport for the first time ever

Contracted longshoremen from ILA 1303 and Seabee personnel work to load equipment from the Naval base onto the USNS Spearhead, which was temporarily anchored in the Port of Gulfport, on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The loading of the ship marked the first time since the port was designated a Strategic Port by the Department of Defense about a year ago that the local Seabee base used it for a deployment.
Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com