The Coast Guard announced in a news release Thursday that the color-coded, lighted buoys and lighted range markers in place were sufficient. The determination follows an analysis that began last fall.
Miami-Dade County officials said earlier this month that the Government Cut jetties at the southern end of Miami Beach posed a serious threat to boaters. The Coast Guard determined installing new lights could possibly create confusion and impair safe navigation.
Fernandez and two other men died when the 24-year-old pitcher's 32-foot boat struck the jetty just after 3 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2016. A toxicology report determined alcohol and drugs were factors.