Coast Guard establishes Safety Zone for WW II explosive detonation

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coast Guard establishes a Safety Zone Regulation from 9a.m. to 12p.m. April 13, 2014 in Flamenco Bay, during the underwater detonation of a World War II explosive in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

 
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard has established a Safety Zone Regulation surrounding the waters of Flamenco Bay in Culebra, Puerto Rico from 9a.m. to 12p.m. Sunday in anticipation of the underwater detonation of a War World II explosive.
 
Persons and vessels are prohibited from transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the Safety Zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
 
The Safety Zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, and the public on the navigable waters.
 
A U.S. Navy specialized team will carryout preparations for the detonation.
 
Persons found in violation of a Safety Zone Regulation may be subject to civil and criminal penalties, which comprise but are not limited to fines up to $40,000 and seizure of vessel.
 
- See more at: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2143138/Coast-Guard-establishes-Safety-Zone-in-Flamenco-Bay-in-Culebra-Puerto-Rico-for-War-World-II-explosive-detonation#sthash.zP2T2X9t.dpuf
 
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