Navy exercises to continue near Cape Canaveral

Published On: Jul 31 2014 01:18:09 PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting the public of a Navy exercise occurring near Port Canaveral that involves the use of bland ammunition and smoke flares.

The exercises began Thursday morning and are expected to continue through Aug. 7. They are being conducted from the Port Canaveral East Trident Basin out to 8 nautical miles southeast of the approach channel.

The Coast Guard reminds mariners not to approach within 100 yards of any Navy vessel. And all mariners should operate at a minimum safe speed when they are within 500 yards of any Navy vessel.

Boaters who are unsure whether any smoke, flares or other indications of a person or vessel in distress during through Aug. 7 should report the activity to the nearest Coast Guard unit.


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