Editor’s Note: Media planning to attend should RSVP no later than 4 p.m., September 18, by contacting LT Mike Franke-Rose, Sector Ohio Valley, at (502) 216-1802
WHAT: The Coast Guard, state and local first responders are scheduled to conduct law enforcement drills with commercial passenger vessel Belle of Louisville.
WHO: U.S. Coast Guard, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Indiana and Kentucky State Police, Louisville Metro Police Department River Patrol, Louisville Fire Department, Jeffersonville Police & Fire Departments, Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Clarksville Fire Department, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department, New Albany Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Trimble County Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army 41st Civil Support Team.
WHEN: Sep. 20, 2023 from 8 a.m. – noon.
WHERE: Ohio River from mile marker 597 to mile marker 603 in Kentucky and Indiana.
LOUISVILLE, KY — The Coast Guard, state and local first responders are scheduled to conduct law enforcement drills Wednesday on the Ohio River in the Port of Louisville, Kentucky.
The purpose of the drill is to enhance maritime incident response for both law enforcement and fire/rescue agency personnel who may respond to a maritime incident occurring along the Ohio River regional area.
The drills include a wide range of boat tactics and emergency response procedures. Drills will include multiple agency responder boats displaying flashing lights operating near the commercial passenger vessel Belle of Louisville on the Ohio River mile marker 597 to 603, near the Louisville waterfront.
Media planning to attend should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday at the Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park boat ramp, located at 3730 River Road in Louisville, Kentucky. If there is interest from the media, a boat will be made available to obtain views of the boat drills occurring on the Ohio River.