U.S. Navy to Test Surface-to-Air Weapons in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Navy is conducting surface-to-air weapon testing in the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 19 and 20, the service announced in a statement.

The hazard area is approximately 75 miles south of Destin. The active times are from 6 a.m. to noon on both days. All vessels are required to remain clear of the hazard during those periods.

The following coordinates bound the hazard area:

1. 29 deg 32.8 min N, 86 deg 58.2 min W

2. 29 deg 33.0 min N, 85 deg 35.1 min W

3. 28 deg 50.0 min N, 85 deg 36.9 min W

4. 28 deg 19.3 min N, 86 deg 09.8 min W

5. 29 deg 02.3 min N, 87 deg 11.9 min W

6. 29 deg 32.8 min N, 86 deg 58.2 min W

Range advisories and notice to mariners will broadcast on Channel 16, added the statement.



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