Coast Guard: Smoke in Sound just training

MISSISSIPPI SOUND (WLOX) - Smoke and Coast Guard vessels seen in the Mississippi Sound Thursday morning are no cause for alarm. A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Gulfport told WLOX News the Coast Guard Auxiliary is just training.

The exercise involves boats and aircraft, including a helicopter and a plane. The plane has dropped smoke flares into the water as part of the training.

The Coast Guard says the training is a regular part of the USCG and Auxiliary readiness.

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