Coast Guard warns pleasure boaters to “exercise caution” around large passenger vessels

Coinciding with the first cruise ship to dock at Seattle’s new cruise ship terminal, the Coast Guard issued a warning to pleasure boaters:

Keep your distance from any Large Passenger Vessels (LPVs), regardless of whether the ship is underway or at anchor.

The Coast Guard defines Large Passenger Vessel as cruise ships and passenger/auto ferries carrying paying passengers.
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The Coast Guard will enforce a 500 yard safety zone radius around all LPVs.

If you are a pleasure boat operator, be it a motor boat or a sailboat, you should heed the Coast Guard’s security and safety zones.

Check out the Coast Guard’s web-site for more information.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are your boating and cruise ship accident attorney in Western Washington including Bremerton, Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, and Tacoma.

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