Boat zones could make waves


Recreational boaters and small business owners who make their living on the water in Tampa, Fla., are concerned now that the Coast Guard has unveiled its initial waterways security plan.

The Coast Guard expects either to shut down a number of downtown Tampa bodies of water or at least provide detailed security screenings of boaters wishing to pass through those areas, Chief Petty Officer Russell Tippets said.

"We actually don't know what we're going to do yet," he said. "Based upon comments or feedback, we'll make a decision down the line as to whether that means an area is fully closed or some boaters are allowed in."

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