Requested by LT. Murphy USCG:

For your awareness, the COTP established a 500 yard safety zone around the Coast Guard Cutter Elm on 23 June 2022, from 0900 to 1900. The Cutter Elm will be conducting training and deploying pollution response gear, operating outside of the main channel in the vicinity of Sand Island, near Ilwaco. Any vessel desiring to come within 500 yards of the ELM is required to reach out to the vessel on an appropriate VHF channel to request permission and coordinate passing.

Request you share with your members for widest dissemination.