The U.S. Coast Guard is planning an oil-spill response drill in Ketchikan on Thursday.
According to a Coast Guard news release, representatives from the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization and Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation will participate.
The drill will take place in the waters off Ward Cove and Whipple Creek. Participants will deploy boom around environmentally sensitive areas identified in the Southeast Alaska Area Contingency Plan.
The Coast Guard says the drill will allow participants to practice containment and recovery of oil spilled in the Tongass Narrows.