NUWC to conduct water exercises in East Passage Aug. 26-29

Boaters urged to take caution

Posted 8/20/19

PORTSMOUTH — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport will be conducting in-water exercises and technical demonstrations of unmanned surface, underwater, and aerial vehicles in …

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NUWC to conduct water exercises in East Passage Aug. 26-29

Boaters urged to take caution

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport will be conducting in-water exercises and technical demonstrations of unmanned surface, underwater, and aerial vehicles in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay from Aug. 26 to 29, according to the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA).

The exercise’s operating areas include the torpedo range between Gould Island and Prudence Island, and the area near Coddington Cove, according to RIMTA’s Facebook page.

“Operations will also be conducted in the torpedo range between transit lanes of the traffic separation scheme at the entrance to Narragansett Bay,” according to RIMTA.

“Although all waterways will remain open to commercial and recreational vessel traffic, mariners are requested to remain well clear of vessels and aircraft participating in the exercise. 

“Additionally, mariners are asked to comply with all specific requests by NUWC, either directly to vessels or through a general broadcast on VHF-16, to provide a wide berth to all Navy exercise operations.”

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