Multi-Agency Response to Potential Hazard to Aids to Navigation in Long Island Sound***

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, from Newport, R.I., has determined the object spotted five miles outside of New Haven Harbor, Conn. in the Long Island Sound, today to be a large plastic container.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Coast Guard Station New Haven, Connecticut State Police Department, Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, New Haven Fire Department Suffolk County Police Department and the Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team worked together to identify, secure and remove the object that was originally believed to be dangerous.

“In just 6 hours, a member of the boating public made a credible report of a suspicious object, all related agencies and the chain of command were notified, and the right experts were brought on scene with the capability to handle the worst. Those experts were able to quickly resolve the issue by safely examining the object,” said Capt. Peter Boynton, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound.

The Coast Guard reminds all mariners to report suspicious objects and potential aids to navigation.

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