Security exercise Wednesday on Currituck ferry
Agencies participating include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Transportation Security Administration VIPR Team, Currituck County Sheriff’s Department, Currituck County Emergency Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, and crews of the M/V Gov. James B. Hunt Jr., according to a news release.
The exercise is designed to enhance security at the Currituck and Knotts Island ferry terminals, the release says, by having local and federal agencies working together to supplement existing security resources.
The program has been implemented across the nation over the last few years, according to the statement.
The exercise is expected to start at 6 a.m. and last until about 6:30 p.m, and ferry service on the Currituck Sound route will not be interrupted.
A similar exercise was conducted in July on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route.
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