Multiple Agencies Involved in Drill at Port Miami

Residents and passersby may see a flurry of activity at Port Miami Tuesday, but it's all part of a drill.

The Coast Guard is facilitating a one-day, multi-agency training exercise focused on evaluating and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan and keeping the port secure. The exercise is scheduled to take place until 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The exercise is also meant to evaluate preparedness, awareness, prevention and response in the event of a homeland security related incident at or near Port Miami.

Participating agencies include:

  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
  • Miami-Dade County Police Department
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
  • City of Miami
  • Port Miami
  • South Florida Fusion Center
  • The Salvation Army

The agencies carry out these mass exercises every few years, but officials tell NBC 6 South Florida they are constantly participating in smaller scale drills throughout the year.

Tuesday's exercise is expected to bring several hundred participants to Port Miami.

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