Coast Guard conducts functional area maritime security exercise – Coast Guard News

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Emilio Mercado (left) speaks to Lt. Joel Jones (right) during the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program Functional Exercise for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 14, 2022, It is through the Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program, Coast Guard and port waterfront facilities are able to update validate their contingency plans. (U.S. Coast Guard photo).

Emilio Mercado (left) speaks to Lt. Joel Jones (proper) through the Space Maritime Safety Coaching and Train Program Purposeful Train for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 14, 2022,  (U.S. Coast Guard picture).

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard personnel alongside federal, state, native businesses and trade organizations from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands performed a purposeful space maritime safety train Wednesday all through the Captain of the Port Zone space of accountability.

The train is a part of the nationwide Space Maritime Safety Coaching Train Program.

“This train proved to be invaluable to the additional enhancement of maritime preparedness throughout industrial ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” mentioned Hector Cintrón, Coast Guard Sector San Juan port safety specialist. “It’s via the Space Maritime Safety Coaching Train Program Coast Guard and port waterfront facility contingency plans are up to date and validated. By periodic and steady workout routines, we are able to assure the very best stage of preparedness, coordination, and response, that are essential to defending island waterways and maritime infrastructure whereas strengthening our collective capacity to facilitate and conduct secure maritime commerce.”

In the course of the train, taking part businesses and trade companions confronted complicated eventualities, which examined their collective capacity to reply and coordinate throughout simulated port safety threats to the maritime transportation system.


Companies centered totally on their capability to alert, mobilize and activate personnel, amenities, and sources for an emergency response, examined their communications, and established an Incident Command construction below the Nationwide Incident Administration System to coordinate interagency operations.

The eventualities concerned on this purposeful train challenged individuals to make tough choices, perform important features, and keep a typical working image, whereas specializing in Space Maritime Safety Consciousness, Prevention, and the sustainment of the Maritime Transportation System.

Taking part businesses and trade organizations: Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC, Federación Nacional de Cooperativas Agropecuarias, Bacardi Corp., New Fortress Vitality, Puerto Rico Port Authority, U.S. Virgin Islands Port Authority; and, Saintnals LLC, St Thomas & St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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