Coast Guard establishes safety zone on the Whale Branch in Beaufort County, SC

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Charleston has establishes a temporary safety zone Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of Little Barnwell Island, Long Island, and Bluff Island in Beaufort County, due to potential hazards associated with a military aircraft crash. The temporary safety zone covers all navigable waters of Whale Branch encompassed within a 1,500-yard radius of position 32°30'32''N, 080°47'23''W. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Charleston has establishes a temporary safety zone on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of Little Barnwell Island, Long Island, and Bluff Island in Beaufort County. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Charleston has established a temporary safety zone Friday on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of Little Barnwell Island, Long Island, and Bluff Island in Beaufort County, due to potential hazards associated with a military aircraft crash.

The temporary safety zone covers all navigable waters of Whale Branch encompassed within a 1,500-yard radius of position 32°30’32”N, 080°47’23”W.

The safety zone is effective immediately and is expected to continue through Oct. 10, or until salvage operations are complete.

No one shall enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the COTP or their on-scene designated representative.

The temporary safety zone on the waters of Whale Branch in the vicinity of Little Barnwell Island, Long Island, and Bluff Island in Beaufort County. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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