Coast Guard warns Chesapeake Bay boaters of floating debris

5th Coast Guard District NewsBALTIMORE — With recent heavy rains and the associated flooding, the Coast Guard is warning boaters about the debris hazards in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Mariners are cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and use extra vigilance while transiting through the bay.

Debris such as logs, fallen trees and metal cylinders have washed into the bay and may pose a hazard to navigation. Some debris may be just under the surface of the water and can damage a boat endangering a boater’s safety.

If boaters encounter such hazardous debris in the waterway they can notify the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore command center at 410-576-2525.

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