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Area where Marine choppers are being salvaged off limits to boaters

HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary security zone in waters off Haleiwa where two Marine helicopters crashed on Jan. 14.

Twelve Marines were on board the two choppers when they collided about 10:40 p.m. during a routine night training mission.

The zone is centered about 2.9 miles northwest of the Haleiwa small boat harbor, and will be enforced through Feb. 10.

No one will be allowed within a mile of where the ongoing salvage operations for the two helicopters is happening.

The Coast Guard said the safety zone is needed for the safety of mariners.

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