KINGS BAY, Ga. -- The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit in Kings Bay will hold a full scale maritime exercise Tuesday.
The exercise will consist of small boat maneuvers, blank gunfire and distress signal training. Local mariners and members of the surrounding community are advised to keep at a safe distance and not be alarmed by the training.
The exercise will be conducted in the vicinity of the Intracoastal Waterway by Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, continuing south to the Saint Mary's River and out to sea.
The exercise will begin at 9 a.m., and conclude at approximately 4 p.m.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting safety patrols, as well as passing out informational flyers at local marinas to inform boaters of the exercise. All concerned mariners may contact Coast Guard assets on VHF marine radio channel 16.