HATTERAS, NC - The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is taking part in security exercise drills September 18 involving ferry terminals and vessels on the Currituck-Knotts Island route.
The exercise is NOT taking place in response to any threat to the ferry vessels, terminals or any other transportation venue or facility, but rather as an exercise to assist in assessing and enhancing security measures for the North Carolina Ferry System. Similar drills have taken place within the Ferry Division 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 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 Coast Guard. This is an exercise in which local and federal agencies work together to supplement existing security resources.
For more information, contact NCDOT Ferry Division Security Officer Bobby Hill at (252) 728-8254.