Coast Guard Establishes Safety Zone for Charlestons Harborfest Air Show

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Charleston will establish a temporary safety zone on the Cooper River for the Harborfest Air Show Saturday and Sunday.

The safety zone will be directly underneath the aerial performance, which extends over portions of Horse Reach and Hog Island Reach on the Cooper River.

Marine traffic will not be permitted to enter the safety zone without permission of the COTP or his designated representative. The COTP will allow recreational boaters to anchor at the foot of Drum Island and at the left of Shutes Folly.

Traffic needing permission to pass through the safety zone can contact the representative for the COTP on VHF-FM channel 16 or via phone at (843) 724-7616.

The Coast Guard will be making broadcasts on the day of the performances to provide current information at the start and finish of the performances.

Safety Zone Enforcement Times:

Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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