Frontier Sentinel Exercise culminates in simulated law enforcement boarding

Coast Guard District 9 NewsCLEVELAND — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Cleveland Police Department, and other local law enforcement and intelligence agencies are scheduled to hold a maritime security exercise Wednesday morning, at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility.

This exercise is being held in conjunction with the larger bi-national Frontier Sentinel 2011 exercise, which has been taking place since Sept. 20. Click here to learn more about FS11.

Wednesday’s exercise involves the controlled arrival and dockside boarding of a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel playing the role of a private vessel suspected of carrying weapons and narcotics. The simulated boarding of the vessel is the culmination of the active components of the FS11 exercise and is the result of weeks of intelligence-gathering and information-sharing among the bi-national federal, state and local agencies involved in the exercise.

There is no cause for public alarm due to any increased activity from law enforcement and emergency response personnel in and around the exercise area.

 

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