Coast Guard plans drill on Tennessee River in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says it plans to conduct a large-scale drill this week involving a vessel on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.

Officials say the maritime incident readiness drill is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Riverpark boat ramp in Chattanooga.

The operation will involve a passenger vessel operated by Chattanooga Riverboat.

Officials say the purpose is to help law enforcement and fire-rescue personnel who may respond to a maritime incident occurring along the Tennessee River regional area.

Drills will involve multiple agency boats and will include displays of flashing lights and emergency operations near the vessel near the Highway 153 bridge.

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