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Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after rocket lands in water

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    6 December 2018

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    Cape Canaveral, United States



The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket "Falcon 9" landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

The SMIB instructs all mariners to remain a minimum of two nautical miles away from the rocket.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew is on scene monitoring while SpaceX is implementing their response plan.

There are no reports of pollution.

(For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com)

Source: US Coast Guard, 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville, New Release issued at 4.30pm on 5 December 2018