APL Holds Full-scale Anti-terror Exercise

Friday, October 07, 2011

APL and law enforcement officials including the FBI successfully tested anti-terrorism capabilities at the shipping line’s Seattle, Washington marine terminal.  It was the seventh full-scale security exercise conducted by the global container carrier in the past six years. The day-long drill involved 200 people with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, port police and fire department.  All helped evaluate APL’s collaboration with the public sector in combating threats to the supply chain.  APL invited competing terminal operators as observers.
“The cooperation we received from law enforcement was outstanding and the exercise was useful in showing us what works and what needs to be improved on,” said Earl Agron, Vice President of Security at NOL Group, APL’s parent company.  “Every time we go through one of these exercises, we become that much more effective in mitigating security risk and improving resilience.”
The event was based on a live simulation.  It began with a warning to the FBI about a suspicious device aboard a vessel in port.  APL summoned federal investigators and local public safety officials who took charge of the exercise.  The test included:
·         A complete vessel search;
·         Radioactive screening of cargo containers;
·         The evacuation of terminal personnel and equipment; and
·         Communications between APL, law enforcement and the carrier’s customers.
This was the second full-day security exercise conducted by APL in Seattle since 2006.  Others have been held in Singapore; Yokohama; Los Angeles; Oakland, California; and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Container Ships

FSL Trust Divests Two Containerships

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd., as the trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trus, announced that the Trust has completed the disposal of Ever Radiant and Ever Respect

COSCO Also Eyes Greek Train Network

China's COSCO already the sole bidder for Greece's Piraeus Port. Buying both would give COSCO a European transhipment hub. China's COSCO is expected to make

Asia-Europe Box Rates Down 8 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell by 8.1 percent to $431 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Maritime Security

Antietam, McCampbell Build Relationships at IFR 2016

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived Feb. 4 in India

Hijacked Singaporean Ship Released in Nigeria

The crew of a Singapore-registered container vessel, Safmarine Kuramo, hijacked off the Nigerian Coast earlier this week, were released unharmed on Saturday (Feb

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0682 sec (15 req/sec)