RALEIGH - The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry
Division is taking part in a security exercise drill today at the Hatteras/South
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 a learning exercise to assist in making North Carolina ferries safe
for the traveling public. Several similar drills have been taking place within
the Ferry Division over the last several years.
The Ferry Division and its staff is working on the exercise
with the Transportation Security Administration's Visible Intermodal Prevention
and Response team, the United States Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, and
local law enforcement. This is an exercise in which local and federal agencies
work together to supplement existing security resources.
For additional information, please contact NCDOT Ferry
Division Security Officer George D. Bryson at (252) 241-0233