Joint Maritime Anti-Terror Exercise Planned

Monday, April 26, 2004
The Coast Guard and its state and local law enforcement and transportation partners have scheduled an exercise April 26-27 at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority ferry terminal to provide hands-on training for those who would be the first responders to any terrorism related incident on a ferry.

The exercise will help familiarize first responder teams with the unique operational challenges aboard a ferry, as well as acquaint ferry crews and staff with law enforcement procedures during a terrorism incident. It will also be a dynamic opportunity for response teams from various agencies to interact and coordinate response protocols, and give agencies a chance to document lessons learned and areas for improvement.

The first day of the exercise on April 26 will mainly consist of training in a classroom environment, followed by a tour of the ferry Islander to familiarize response teams with internal space arrangements and vessel systems aboard the ferry. The Steamship Authority staff and crew will explain and demonstrate electrical and communications systems and fire suppression.

During the second day, on April 27, response teams will conduct an actual drill aboard the ferry from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in which response teams will respond to various terrorism scenarios.

Ferry transits and schedules will not be affected.

"This exercise provides a great opportunity to practice and hone our disaster plans," stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Acting Director Cristine McCombs. "This event, which includes the many assets available to this unique Region of the Commonwealth, demonstrates how well the federal, state and local partners plan and work together."

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

Hermes Unit, Canadian Fund to Buy $2.4B Stake in UK Ports Group

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure are prepared to buy a 30 percent stake in Associated British Ports for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.

Baltic Sea Freight Index Up on Higher Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Tuesday, mostly on higher capesize rates.   The index,

Direct Le Havre to Charleston LCL Import Service

CaroTrans has announced the addition of an expedited Le Havre, France to Charleston LCL import service.    This is the only direct, weekly Le Havre to Charleston LCL service available in the market.

Maritime Security

Japan, U.S. Look to Expand Naval Cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.

India Halts Iran oil Imports Under U.S. Pressure

Oil imports from Iran at 220,000 bpd in year to March 31. U.S. pressured India not to raise annual Iran oil imports. India halted oil imports from Iran for the

Illegal Fishing Threatens to Revive Somali Piracy

Somali officials say foreign ships plundering fish stocks; Somali piracy greatly reduced due to security measures. A rise in illegal fishing off Somalia could spark a resurgence in piracy,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1381 sec (7 req/sec)