Coast Guard units to participate in multi-agency maritime security exercise in Hyannis, MA

Port of Baltimore Security SurgeBOSTON — Cape Cod and Rhode Island-based Coast Guard members are scheduled to participate in a maritime security exercise Thursday, at the Hyline Cruises ferry terminal in Hyannis.

The exercise will test plans, procedures and tactics of federal, state, and local area agencies in response to a transportation security incident.

More than 100 participants from five agencies are expected to participate in the exercise, including Hyline Cruises personnel.

Participating agencies include: U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, Barnstable Police, and multiple Cape Cod-based police department personnel.

The exercise scenario will begin at about 8 a.m. and focus on the response and recovery of an attack on a passenger ferry, and will allow all participating agencies to test their security plans during an incident of this nature.

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