Suffolk police on alert for boating violations

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Maritime police will be out in full force this holiday weekend. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

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People hitting the water this holiday weekend to watch the fireworks are urged to stay safe and sober.

Islip Harbor police are promising to step up patrols on the Great South Bay from Brookhaven to Babylon and across to Fire Island, looking for overcrowded boats or boaters operating without the proper safety gear. There is also a big crackdown underway on drunken boating.

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