Training to Test Response to Ferry Hijacking

Friday, December 13, 2002
On December 16th, the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Patrol, and Washington State Ferries will be conducting a joint agency training exercise in Yukon Harbor, southwest of Blake Island. The drill scenario incorporates a multi-agency response to a simulated ferry hijacking. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams from the Seattle Police Department, Kitsap County Sheriff’s office, and the Washington State Patrol along with the Washington State Ferries, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Bainbridge Island Fire and Police Departments, and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife will use the opportunity to implement contingency plans and strengthen interagency relationships developed since September 11th.

The Washington State Ferries QUINAULT and SNOHOMISH, in addition to Coast Guard and law enforcement small boats, will be operating in the area. Boaters are requested to remain at least 2,000 yards from all vessels involved in the exercise. Citizens living in the vicinity of Yukon Harbor may hear gunshots, as the training exercise will be utilizing simulated ammunition. Concerned citizens may contact the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF channel 16 or by phone at 206-217-6231.

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