Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after SpaceX rocket lands in water

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Florida, enforces a safety and security zone during a rocket launch. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Florida, enforces a safety and security zone during a rocket launch. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket “Falcon 9” landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

The SMIB instructs all mariners to remain a minimum of two nautical miles away from the rocket.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew is on scene monitoring while SpaceX is implementing their response plan.

There are no reports of pollution.

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