Images: Columbia River response exercise [Image 3 of 8]
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Porter, passes his K-9 partner, Crema, to Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Cross, as the board the motor vessel Ironwood, a Tongue Point Job Corps Center training ship, during a maritime response exercise held in Astoria, Ore., May 21, 2014. Porter and Cross are both maritime enforcement specialists and K-9 handlers assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Seattle, and are two of the Coast Guard’s several K-9 teams, which are trained to detect the presence of explosive materials on board vessels or waterfront locations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley