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NC ferry security exercise drill on Currituck route

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 12:12:05-04

Hatteras, NC.-The Ferry Division for the North Carolina Department of Transportation is taking part in security exercise drills on September 18 which will involve ferry terminals and vessels for the Currituck-Knotts Island route.

This exercise is being conducted as a security precaution to assist in assessing and enhancing security measures for the North Carolina Ferry system and is not in response to any threat to the ferry vessels, terminals or any other transportation venue or facility. The Ferry Division has conducted similar drills over the last several years, including one in July on the Hatteras and Ocracoke routes.

The Ferry Division and its staff are working on the exercise along with the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team, law enforcement and emergency service agencies from Currituck County, and the United States Coasts Guard. This is an exercise in which local and federal agencies work together to enhance existing security resources.