Ken Hocke (pronounced HOCKEY - like the game) has been the senior editor of WorkBoat magazine since 1999. He came to WorkBoat as an associate editor in 1997. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has also written for other publications, including the Times-Picayune and Blockbuster Video's in-house magazine. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an Arts & Sciences - concentration in English - degree in 1978.
The Hocke Net
Keeping waterways safe for football fans
February 6, 2013
team of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began maritime safety and security operations on the Lower Mississippi River almost a week
before “The Big Game” that took place last Sunday in the Mercedes Benz
Superdome presented by Mercedes Benz here in New Orleans.
boats, patrol vehicles and enforcement personnel from more
than 16 law enforcement agencies conducted maritime security operations in
the downtown New Orleans area and at the Port of New Orleans, according to the
U.S. Coast Guard.
agencies worked together within a unified command, headed by the port's Harbor Police Department and the Coast Guard, to provide a coordinated safe
and secure environment for participants and the general public associated with
“The Big Game” at the Mercedes Benz Superdome presented by Mercedes Benz.
level of interagency coordination for the “The Big Game” at the Mercedes Benz Superdome
presented by Mercedes Benz was the culmination of several months of planning
involving all law enforcement agencies.
days after “The Big Game” at the Mercedes Benz Superdome presented by Mercedes
Benz, a Coast Guard spokesperson said no incidents were reported for the week.
TWIC cards must have been in order.
Big Game” at the Mercedes Benz Superdome presented by Mercedes Benz marks the
first multiagency operation to be conducted in the Port of New Orleans
Maritime Security Operations Center, one of the five new maritime security
interagency operations centers located on the Lower Mississippi River.
Now everyone can take a deep breath and be happy that we spent all this money ensuring that everything was safe at "The Big Game."