(CHERRY BRANCH) - Today the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is participating in a program with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team, Craven and Carteret County Sheriff departments and emergency services, the United States Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, ferry terminals at Cherry Branch, Minnesott Beach, Pamlico River and Cedar Island and all vessels attached. This is an exercise in which local and federal agencies work together to supplement existing security resources.
This program has been implemented at various transportation modes and facilities across the nation over the last few years. This is not taking place in response to a threat to the homeland, the terminals or any ferry vessels interfacing with these terminals, or any other transportation venue or facility.
For more information, please contact NCDOT Ferry Division Company Security Officer Bobby Hill at (252) 728-8254.