Cruise Ship Readiness Tested in San Diego

Friday, July 28, 2006
An exercise testing how security agencies would respond to a terrorist attack on a cruise ship was conducted in San Diego, Calif. on July 26. The San Diego exercise, dubbed Bay Shield, simulated an attack on a cruise ship in San Diego bay by terrorists aboard a bomb-laden suicide boat. More than 30 local, regional and federal agencies participated in the day-long drill to test how they would respond to an actual terrorist attack. In the exercise, participants sat for eight hours around rows of tables inside a hangar at the Coast Guard station, playing out their respective roles in coping with the aftermath of the “attack.” The drill was covered by local media outlets. (Source: Cruise Ship Report)

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