Coast Guard to enforce security zones for Fleet Week 2012

7th Coast Guard District NewsMIAMI — The Coast Guard is scheduled to enforce security zones during Fleet Week 2012, held at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Tuesday through Monday.

Coast Guard crews are also scheduled to enforce a safety zone prohibiting vessels of 500 gross tons or larger from entering or departing Port Everglades immediately following the Fort Lauderdale Air Show on Saturday and Sunday.

The safety zone will be in place from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. to help facilitate orderly and safe transit for the smaller recreational traffic anticipated to be transiting through the waterway into Port Everglades immediately following the show both days.

Recreational boaters are requested to strongly consider transiting into the port during this time window, observing safe speed and all other rules of road. At 5:30 p.m. each day the waterway will be reopened to large vessel traffic.

The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters that for several hours after opening of the channel, at 5:30 p.m., large commercial traffic will occupy the main channel and restrict navigation of recreational boaters wishing to transit into or out of Port Everglades.

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