Coast Guard safety zone established around unexploded ordnance

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Seattle

Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

SEATTLE —The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has established a temporary 1,500-yard safety zone around an unexploded ordnance drifting south and currently in the vicinity of the Brownsville Marina in Bremerton, Wash.

The public can expect the zone to last until the unexploded ordnance is rendered safe and removed from the area.

The ordnance was originally located by a Washington State Department of Natural Resources crew, who reported the incident.

A Coast Guard Station Seattle boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium is monitoring the 1,500-yard water safety zone, which has been established around the ordnance as it continues to drift south near Bremerton.

Other assets on scene include:

  • Naval Base Bangor Explosives Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11
  • Paulsbo Marine Unit
  • Bainbridge Marine Unit
  • Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle
  • Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish en route to scene

A 5,000-foot temporary flight restriction zone has also been established in the area around the ordnance.

The safety zones were established to ensure the safety of people, vessels and aircraft transiting the area and to prevent underwater activities near the unexploded ordnance.

The Navy personnel have assumed the position of lead agency regarding information on the unexploded ordnance.

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