Coast Guard responds to potential threat at Port of Charleston

Coast Guard responds to potential threat at Port of Charleston
MIAMI — At approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday authorities were made aware of a potential threat in a container aboard the vessel Maersk Memphis in the Port of Charleston. The terminal was evacuated while bomb detection units from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies investigated the threat. A unified command was established to oversee the coordinated response. The unified command identified...

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum
SEATTLE – Several federal, state and local agencies will be conducting exercises on the Washington State Ferry Chimacum Tuesday morning outside of Elliott Bay. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during these hours. Boaters and members of the public on land may see or hear training activity, including the use of blank ammunition. Although blank ammunition looks and sounds like real gunfire,...

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday in designated waters in the Severn River and College Creek for the Blue Angels air show. The regulated area will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The...

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise

Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise
ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Quad Cities Area Maritime Security Committee, local industry stakeholders and regional port partners will hold a full-scale Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise on Wednesday at the Scott Emergency Communications Center in Davenport, Iowa. The exercise goal is to test the region’s ability to respond together to mitigate a coordinated...

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in multi-agency training in Port of Portland

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in multi-agency training in Port of Portland
USCG File Photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard, alongside the Port of Portland and other Federal, State and local agencies, are scheduled to hold a one-day, multi-agency homeland-security-related incident exercise at Terminal 2, Port of Portland, Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. With exercise participants conducting operations on the water, air, and land, members of the public are reminded that...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida iare established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security zones Thursday in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon, and will continue until approximately...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida iare established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security zones Friday in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. Friday, and will continue until 11:59 p.m....

Coast Guard conducts port partner exercise in Port of LA-LB

Coast Guard conducts port partner exercise in Port of LA-LB
The Coast Guard held a full-scale emergency response exercise in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson) LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard, along with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department...

Coast Guard to conduct port partner exercise in Port of LA-LB

Coast Guard to conduct port partner exercise in Port of LA-LB
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard, along with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Fire Department are scheduled to conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The...