Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi to host counter terrorism exercise

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi LogoCoast Guard Sector Corpus Christi will hold a A multi-agency security functional exercise involving the Port of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. The exercise, named “STAMS-10,” will be used to evaluate multi-agency awareness, prevention and the ability to respond to and recover from a terrorist-related Transportation Security Incident (TSI) Dec. 7-8, 2010, during regular business hours.

The Area Maritime Security Training Exercises Program (AMSTEP) is focused on building links within the Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committee. The committee assists the Coast Guard Captain of the Port in writing, reviewing and updating the AMS Plan in addition to supporting other transportation entities that depend upon the port being secure.

The exercise will involve a majority of the port community, including the public, governmental agencies and private industry. The partnership is intended to improve connectivity of various marine and surface transportation modes and enhance the current Area Maritime Security Plan.

Organizations and agencies participating in this year’s exercise include: United States Coast Guard units from Sector Corpus Christi and the Force Readiness Command’s Exercise Support Team, Portsmouth, VA; the JTTF; City of Corpus Christi Police Department; Port of Corpus Christi Authority Police Dept; Corpus Christi Pilots; City of Corpus Christi Emergency Planning; TXDOT Ferry Operations; Coastal Bend Council of Governments Emergency Planning; City of Rockport Police Dept; US Army Corp of Engineers; USCG Deployable Operations Group; Texas General Land Office; Customs & Border Protection; National Weather Service; City of Port Aransas Police Dept; Boyd-Campbell/Valls Ship Agents. Industry participants include: Plains Marketing L.P.; Flint Hills Resources; Kiewit Offshore; Kirby Inland Marine; Brown Water Marine; CITGO Refining; BTB Refining; Sherwin Alumina; Valero Refining; Dupont and Elementis Chromium.

This event is not open to the public.

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