Active shooter drill on the ferry M/V Kittitas | Photo gallery

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 1:49pm
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The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries joined with other federal, state, and local agencies to stage a full-scale active shooter drill at WSF’s Eagle Harbor shipyard and aboard the ferry M/V Kittitas on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Monday, Sept. 23.

The Coast Guard said the training operation coordinated as part of the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program and was designed to prepare emergency responders for a potential mass casualty scenario by performing and evaluating tactics and procedures.

“This exercise highlighted the importance of the Coast Guard working together with our interagency partners to practice how we would respond to one of our biggest risks: an active shooter on a ferry,” said Paul Stocklin, port security specialist at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound.

WSF officials said the exercise involved a simulated full-scale response to a report of gunshots and an unknown number of active shooters on the Seattle-Bremerton route. No passengers were aboard the Kittitas during the drill.

Here is a gallery of photos from the shooter drill aboard the Kittitas, courtesy of the Coast Guard and WSF.

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