CG enforces safety zone near Agat Marine in response to report of possible explosive device
AGAT, Guam — Tuesday the Agat Marina was reopened to traffic at 12:15 p.m. following an earlier closure due to a report of a suspicious package.
At 8:59 a.m., Cmdr. Joshua Empen, Acting Commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam and Captain of the Port, established a safety zone enforcement of 500 yards in the vicinity of Agat Marina following report of a suspicious package at the marina.
All precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the public and all responders.
U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel were also on-scene with local and federal authorities to further investigate the nature of the equipment found. A Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit assisted and confirmed the package was not a threat.
Local law enforcement conducted additional sweeps of the harbor. The suspicious package will be turned over to the FBI.
As a reminder, do not approach, touch, or move any suspicious package. Carefully leave the area, contact 911, and provide information based on anything observed.