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For Immediate Release:
May 05, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Romelio Martinez

Miami-Dade County New Boating Safety Ordinance


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance establishing rafting restrictions for vessels operating on any waters lying within the boundaries of Miami-Dade County.

This new ordinance specifies that no more than five vessels may raft or attach to each other by any means. Additionally, these groups of rafted, tied, or attached vessels must maintain 30 feet of separation from other groups of rafted vessels. Only the three center vessels will be allowed to anchor.

The intent of the ordinance is to improve safety on our local waterways. The ordinance will also allow a pathway for first responders in an emergency. This ordinance was endorsed and supported by the Miami-Dade Chiefs of Police Association. 

Who: Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners

What:Ordinance Creating Rafting Restrictions for Vessels

When: May 15, 2015

Where:Coastal Waters Within the Boundaries of Miami-Dade County

Why:Boating Safety


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