Coast Guard to conduct training exercise on Patapsco River, Maryland

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge off of Fort Howard on the Patapsco River in Maryland from approximately 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., tonight.

The exercise will include helicopter operations, boat tactics and firing of simulated rounds. Boaters are urged to use caution while transitioning through the training area.

Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region personnel, the Coast Guard Maritime Security and Response Team alongside federal, state and local partners will be utilizing the training exercise to evaluate operational readiness and to ensure proper execution in the case of a real-life scenario. Training between organizations enhances and builds better relationships between partners.


“We are constantly training and staying vigilant to keep Maryland and the nation safe,” said Capt. Joseph Loring, commander of Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “Threats to the United States are forever changing and evolving, this is why it is important for us to continue to work with our federal, state and local partners in staying one step ahead.”


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