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Coast Guard outlines limits on boat traffic for Republican National Convention in Tampa



Leisure boaters can forget about cruising in to the Republican National Convention this August, unless they get special permission from the U.S. Coast Guard.

As part of security surrounding the downtown convention, the Coast Guard preliminarily announced recreational boats will be prohibited from entering Garrison Channel, Seddon Channel, Sparkman Channel, Ybor Channel, Ybor Turning Basin, a channel separating Davis Islands from the mainland and part of the Hillsborough River from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31.

The plans were published Tuesday in the Federal Register.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:50pm]


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