Anchored boat cancels Fort Walton fireworksSep 7, 2011
Anchored boat stops fireworks
The U.S. Coast Guard has released a report on a boat that anchored in a safety zone prior to a major fireworks display in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, causing the cancellation of the display. The owner and others onboard the 55-foot yacht named Fuelish Pleasure refused to move saying they had been drinking, and they were unable to secure a tow to move the boat away from the fireworks barge. The fireworks display was subsequently held three months later, according to a report on nwfdailynews.com. The Coast Guard reports that the crew was visibly intoxicated but cooperative, and they were cited for violating a special regulation.