Coast Guard to hold security and pollution response exercise near Philadelphia

5th Coast Guard District NewsPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard, along with federal, state and local agencies, is scheduled to hold a two-day, full-scale security and pollution response exercise here Tuesday to evaluate the capabilities and effectiveness of the Sector Delaware Bay’s area contingency plan.

The exercise will have participants coordinate pollution incident response during an increased maritime security level.

This will provide the response community an opportunity to improve preparedness, identify weaknesses and strengths, and share best practices within an incident command and unified command framework.

This combined exercise also allows the players to assess the adequacy of resources, plans and policies to support two concurrent missions.

Participating are:
Coast Guard
Coast Guard Auxiliary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Department of Interior Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
Fish and Wildlife Service
Army Corp of Engineers
Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection
Regional Response Team II
Regional Response Team III
Delaware River Basin Commission
Delaware Emergency Management Agency
Delaware Department Natural Resource Environmental Control
Delaware State Police Aviation Unit
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Philadelphia Water Department Early Warning System
New Castle Delaware Emergency Management
Gloucester County Emergency Response
TeeKay Shipping
Marine Spill Response Corporation
Delaware Bay and River Cooperative including:

  • Lewes Environmental
  • Miller Environmental
  • Clean Venture

Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware
Delaware River Basin Commission
Maritime Exchange
South River Maritime, LLC
Gallagher Marine Services
PBF Energy, LLC including:

  • Paulsboro Refinery
  • Delaware City Refinery

Greenwich Marine Terminals
O’Briens Response Management, Inc.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research
Corporation for National and Community Service

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