02 Nov '11, 8am

Exercise Northstar to take place on Nov 10-25

Exercise Northstar to take place on Nov 10-25

SINGAPORE: Exercise Northstar VIII, a multi-agency exercise to deal with civil emergencies and large-scale terrorist attacks, will take place from November 10 to 25. The exercise will test how Singapore deals with a chemical industry incident and a multiple-vehicle explosion incident. The ground deployment, which is the highlight of the exercise on November 25, will be at Jurong Island. The scenario involves a chlorine leak on Jurong Island followed by an improvised detonation of explosives at the Jurong Island checkpoint. In all, about 230 personnel and 40 emergency and support vehicles will be taking part in the exercise. Agencies involved include SP PowerGrid, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Education Ministry and various security-related agencies. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is also the Co-ordinating Minister for National Security, will b...

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