WHAT would Bundaberg's emergency services do if a terrorist bomb threat placed the Port of Bundaberg in the firing line?

That exact scenario was posed to more than 70 personnel yesterday as they took part in a counter terrorism exercise. Bundaberg Police Sergeant Russell Williams said the exercise tested participant's response and capabilities in the event of terrorist activity.

"Operation Sweet and Sour is the code name. We've got police, fire, ambulance and the State Emergency Services," he said.

Those responding had to deal with a bomb near the water, a sugar ship in port and reports of a suspicious man sighted nearby. "

This training is vital to testing our emergency action plans both from the emergency services perspective and the Bundaberg Port Authority and Queensland Sugar Limited so we are able to respond to such an event and bring it to a successful conclusion."

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