A joint public safety training exercise will be conducted throughout Charleston Harbor from Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The purpose of the training exercise will be to emphasize local coordination, waterborne rescue, and tactical waterborne deployment/recovery. Expect local assets, including both helicopter and small boat, to be in the following areas and time:
Monday, August 5 from 1300 - 1700: Cooper River in between Laurel Island and the West of Drum Island.
Tuesday, August 6 from 1300 - 1700: Stono River in vicinity of James Island County Park and South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Tuesday, August 6 from 2000 - 2300: South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge and Stono River in vicinity of Limehouse Bridge.
Wednesday, August 7 from 1000 - 1400: Cooper River in between Drum Island and Daniel Island.
This training will not impede local maritime traffic and all local Law Enforcement/Response agencies have been briefed. Involved training exercise assets will be monitoring channel 16.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.