Coast Guard, Navy to conduct exercise in Cumberland Sound

U.S. Coast Guard gunner's mates, with Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Kings Bay, fire blanks from an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during exercise Resolute Guardian 2012, aboard the Military Sealift Command submarine and special warfare support vessel MV HOS Black Powder near Kings Bay, Ga., Sept. 25, 2012. The mission of MFPU Kings Bay is to conduct escorts for ballistic missile submarines when transiting in and out of Kings Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

Coast Guardsman with Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Kings Bay, fire blanks from an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during exercise Resolute Guardian 2012 near Kings Bay, Ga., Sept. 25, 2012. The mission of MFPU Kings Bay is to conduct escorts for ballistic missile submarines when transiting in and out of Kings Bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber)

KINGS BAY, Ga. – Coast Guard and Navy personnel are scheduled to conduct a maritime exercise Wednesday in the vicinity of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, continuing south to the Saint Mary’s River entrance.

The exercise, named Resolute Guardian, is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and to conclude at 1 p.m.

The exercise will consist of small boat maneuvers, blank gunfire and distress signal training.  Local mariners and members of the surrounding community are advised there will be a 500-yard moving safety zone around all exercise vessels to ensure boaters maintain a safe distance from the exercise.

No waterway closures or restrictions are scheduled for this time.

Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting safety patrols as well as passing out informational flyers at local marinas to inform boaters of the exercise.

All concerned mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF marine radio channel 16.

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