Coast Guard sets new security zone

Published on Thu, Feb 27, 2003
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Coast Guard sets new security zone

The U.S. Coast Guard is implementing a 100-yard security zone to include passenger vessels operating in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. This includes, but is not limited to, the Washington state ferries.

Post-September 11 security zones prohibited boaters from approaching within 100 yards of U.S. military vessels and tankers; and operate at minimum speeds within 500 yards. The coast guard is now also imposing security zones in the vicinity of all passenger vessels more than 100 feet in length.

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