Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Klosterman maneuvers a Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat – Medium during a tactical coxswain check ride in the Juneau, Alaska, harbor Aug. 28, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst)

Coast Guard, Alaska First Responders Conduct Maritime Nuclear Threat Exercise

A radioactive disaster may not be something we actively worry about, but it can happen, and emergency services in Juneau are preparing for it.

That is why the Coast Guard Sector Juneau is sponsoring “Shielded Eagle 2018” starting today at Auke Bay.

The program, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Britany McKibben said, is a training session for the Coast Guard, Juneau Police Department and several other security agencies to work through what to do if a nuclear threat strikes a ferry boat. Thirty volunteer passengers will board a boat out at Auke Bay and then be made aware that a dangerous situation has occurred. When that happens, the authorities in the training drill will take action.

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