Coast Guard Hosting Oil Spill Response Exercise

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston will host an oil spill response exercise on the Ashley River in the vicinity of County Farm Boat Launch Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The participating agencies will practice booming and pollution response mitigation techniques in accordance with the South Carolina Coastal Area Contingency Plan. This type of exercise is critical so that the responding agencies can quickly and effectively respond if an actual spill occurs.

Coast Guard Station Charleston, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Charleston and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas from Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Charleston, S.C. and Edisto Beach, S.C. will all be participating in the exercise.

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