Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge     


6041 Crestmount Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809


Primary: 225-298-5400


Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge's area of responsibility encompasses more than 200 miles of waterways including: Mississippi River, Atchafalaya River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Red River, and portions of Lake Maurepas. Our mission is to provide Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection to the Port and Community of Baton Rouge.


In a typical year, MSU Baton Rouge:


     Inspects 900 vessels

     Boards 80 foreign vessels

     Inspects 99 bulk liquid facilities and 9 dry bulk facilities

     Responds to 135 pollution incidents

     Investigates 100 marine casualties


Our members volunteer numerous hours within our community including a Partnership in Education with Jefferson Terrace Elementary School, quarterly unit blood donation drive, speaking engagements, & static boat displays.



Commanding Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Meskun (BIO)

Executive Officer: Lt. Shehu Bello (BIO)

Command Chief: Chief Petty Officer Sean Reddick (BIO)