Fleet Support Office (FSO) Boston provides port services support to all visiting Naval warships (both US and foreign) in the Port of Boston, as well as all ports in Massachusetts. These other ports include Gloucester, Salem, Beverly. New Bedford, Fall River and Ware, Ma.
Because Naval assets are not available in Massachusetts, FSO Boston works closely with port authorities, city governments and other government agencies in arranging berthing. FSO also works with private vendors to arrange services like tugs, pilots and other service contractors to provide shoreside services required by these ships. FSO Boston also represents Navy Region Northeast at meetings with other state and local government agencies, and with advisor groups like Port Operators Group in the Port of Boston, safety board at the National Park Service, boards of the USO New England and Armed Services YMCA.
FSO Boston also liaisons with the Massachusetts Bay Council of the US Navy League. It represents the region on boards such as Sail Boston and Boston's Harborfest. FSO Boston works closely with all the foreign consulates during the visits of their country's Naval warships to the Boston area. FSO Boston maintains all updated navigational information in the ports were Naval warships may visit.