This is really cool!
Safety first for US Coast Guard crews. Even before News 8 went on board to see the LA51 in action, that's the newest signal and warning device, we
suited up for safety.
Once on board it's clear the LA51 won't be mixed up with any live rounds of ammunition.
"It's a round that's fired out of a regular 12 gauge shotgun," said Jason Albert, Operations Officer.
However, that shotgun is marked with a yellow sleeve, the shell casings are also marked as is the pocket the gunner carries them in. Watch the