Coast Guard to set safety zone during Apache Pier fireworks display

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston is to establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach, Monday.

The safety zone will be held during the Apache Pier Sony fireworks display and will encompass all waters within a 1,000-foot radius around Apache Pier.

The safety zone will be enforced from approximately 10 p.m., till 11:15 p.m., Monday.

The safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and the general public from the hazards associated with fireworks over the navigable waters .

All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.

Editor’s Note: Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Ruleman at (843) 740- 3184. After normal working hours, contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center by telephone at (843) 740-7050. All concerned traffic can contact the Coast Guard on the day of the event on VHF-FM Channel 16.

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