Coast Guard safety zone established over unexploded munitions

temporary safety zone in the vicinity of unexploded ordinance, which was discovered earlier this year in Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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NEW YORK-The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of unexploded ordinance, which was discovered earlier this year in Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 110-yard zone is southeast of the Verrazano tower (Brooklyn side).

The safety zone has been established to ensure the safety of people or boats transiting the area and to also prevent underwater activities near the unexploded munitions.

Mariners with questions can reach a Coast Guard representative on VHF Channel 16.

The zone, which was established Dec. 18, 2010, is expected to last until June 30, 2011, at which time it may be re-established. Mariners can expect the zone to last until the munitions are rendered safe and removed from the area.

For more information on Coast Guard safety zones and waterway management, visit Coast Guard Sector New York’s homeport page at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork

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