Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England is scheduled to host a full-scale oil spill exercise Wednesday in Westerly.

More than 20 federal, state, and local agencies will come together to coordinate a simulated response to a potential major oil spill affecting the Rhode Island coastline.

The Coast Guard’s 1st District Headquarters in Boston is responsible for Coast Guard activities in Northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. For more information about the 1st District, visit our homepage at