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Barbados is currently hosting Exercise Tradewinds 2012, in conjunction with the United States Southern Command.

As part of this programme, Coast Guard vessels will be involved in live firing at sea on Wednesday, June 20, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., five to 10 nautical miles west of the Arawak Cement Plant.

All firing will be done at surface level and no rounds will be projected into the air.?? HMBS LEONARD C. BANFIELD and smaller craft from the Small Boat Flotilla will participate in the exercise.?? A radar watch of the area will be maintained to ensure that no intrusion occurs.

Fishermen and all seafarers are, therefore, advised to stay clear of the area during the exercise.


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