USCG Enforcing Safety, Security Zones for Fleet Week

Image via U.S. Coast Guard.

To safeguard the public during Seattle’s Parade of Ships, Fleet Week and Seafair festival from Aug. 1-7, the Coast Guard is enforcing multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington.

The USCG will work with state and local agencies to increase safety patrols on Lake Washington.

In addition, crews will enforce a special local regulation for the hydroplane on Lake Washington from 8 a.m. Friday until midnight Sunday. The Seafair Air Show Performance Safety Zone Regulation, also on Lake Washington, is being enforced from 8 a.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Sunday.

These zones are to be established in the vicinity of Stan Sayres Memorial Park.

Also, the Coast Guard issued reminders to boaters that children 12 years of age and younger are required by state law to wear life jackets while on the water.

The USCG also reminded boaters that boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law. Individuals found to be under the influence of these substances while operating a boat are subject to arrest, and if no capable operator is on board the vessel, the owner and passengers can be removed and the vessel impounded.