The Coast Guard will lead a multi-agency response exercise this
Saturday to implement the preparedness plans of federal, state and local agencies in the Port of Baltimore.
Exercise Nautical Shield 2007, is designed to implement the Area Maritime Security Plan, Area Contingency Plan and the Coast Guard's mass rescue plan. The objectives of Nautical Shield 2007 are to exercise notification procedures, establish a unified command, keep the public and media informed, deploy resources to conduct on-water oil spill recovery operations
and implement protection strategies outlined in security plans.