Valdez Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during holiday fireworks

USCG Station Valdez 25-foot response boatVALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Prince William Sound has established a 200-yard safety zone located around the Valdez Spit beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

The purpose of the safety zone is to ensure all vessels in the area remaine at a safe distance from the fireworks launching point on the Valdez Spit at position 61-07.38 north and 146-21.17 west.

All mariners are requested to transit around the safety zone with caution. This measure does not impact the entrance to the Valdez Small Boat Harbor.

Boaters who violate this safety zone are subject to direction to leave the restricted area, vessel boarding and civil or criminal penalties.

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