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» CASE STUDY: PORT OF HUENEME Coastal Trident Training Program Tests Hueneme's Preparedness B   ack in June, the Port of Hueneme joined more than 90 local, state, federal and private sector emergency response, management and high-tech organizations in a three-day regional maritime security exercise that focused on potential terrorist threats. Coastal Trident is the latest in an annual, multiple-phased training and exercise program established by the port in partnership with the nearby Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Asymmetric Warfare. The objective is to improve the response capabilities of regional emergency response organizations to emergencies at the port, protect the economic viability of the port, and ensure the safety and security of surrounding communities. The exercise scenario, though not based on known threats, was designed to address the increasing frequency of seaborne criminal activity, including the smuggling of hazardous materials, narcotics and illegal aliens along the southern California coastline. According to the port, Coastal Trident 2013 provided valuable opportunities for participants to validate tactics, techniques and procedures to counter the threats in the port and maritime environments, as well as evaluate the role of developing military and law enforcement technologies to support intelligence-driven operations to deny opportunities for identified criminals and terrorists. The scenario involved multijurisdictional, multi-domain command and control and public information. The full-scale exercise also facilitated field experimentation and operational evaluation of several technologies for use in the port and maritime environments. "The Port of Hueneme is particularly proud of our collaboration with the Naval Post Graduate School's Center for Asymmetric Warfare," declared Port Director Kristin Decas. "In the last six years, our partnership has grown from a local Port Security Grant Program drill to a full-fledged regional partnership encompassing up to 90 local, state and federal agencies connecting Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura County emergency and security responders." ● An aerial view of the Port of Hueneme. AQUASHELL Piling Restora on Solu ons Aqua-Shell is unprecedented in crea ng a safe work space several feet beneath the water's surface while ensuring minimal environmental impact. This ability allows for accurate diagnoses of problems as well as the utmost level of quality control/quality assurance. Many advanced technologies historically restricted by wet/ dal condi ons are now possible with Aquashell. Epoxy coa ngs, carbon- ber, and metalizing (thermal arc spray) are just a few applica ons which have been achieved with superior results by incorpora ng the Aquashell. Contact: Greg Burkhardt @ 301-536-4151 648210_Gregs.indd 1 Aquashellrestora www.aquashellrestora WINTER 2013 33 AM 08/08/13 11:44

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Winter 2013

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Securing Seaport Cyberspace
Ces Operators Work in Partnership With Port Communities
Radar Technology Opens Up for All Ports
Mccs Keep Ports Running in Case of Emergency
Seaport Industry Gathers in Central Florida for Aapa Annual Convention
Forging His Own Path
All States Depend on Maritime Trade Growth
Maritime Security: 10 Years of Partnerships
Cybersecurity a Growing Threat to Maritime Security
Port Metro Vancouver Announces Funding for Security Expansion
Jamaica-U.n. Sign Mou to Improve Port Security
Integrated Management System Addresses Security at Bahia Blanca
Coastal Trident Training Program Tests Hueneme’s Preparedness
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Seaports Magazine - Winter 2013