Kings Bay and Port Canaveral to be evaluation ports for Coast Guard use of warning ammunition

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews in Kings Bay, Ga. and Port Canaveral, Fla. are adding warning munitions, a less-than-lethal warning tool, to Coast Guard assets conducting vessel escorts in their areas of operation as a test for potential nationwide implementation. The munitions are being tested as another means to warn non-compliant boaters that they are entering a security zone. The 12-gauge shotgun...

Boston to be evaluation port for Coast Guard use of warning ammunition

BOSTON — Coast Guard crews in Boston are adding warning munitions, a less-than-lethal warning tool, to Coast Guard assets conducting vessel escorts in Boston Harbor as a test for potential nationwide implementation, Thurs., Dec. 9, 2010. Coast Guard Station Boston is adopting the munitions as another means to warn non-compliant boaters that they are entering a security zone. This technology is being...