Category Archives: News

Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-Great Western Tube Float

The Coast Guard will enforce the Great Western Tube Float special local regulation on the waters of Parker, Arizona on June 8, 2024. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-Great Western Tube Float

Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Delaware River within a 500-yard radius of the EX-USS NEW JERSEY during active dead ship tow operations from Philadelphia, PA to Paulsboro, NJ, and then to Camden, NJ. The temporary safety zone, which will only be enforced during active towing operations, is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the dead ship tow. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Delaware Bay (COTP).
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

Safety Zone; Saginaw Memorial Cup Fireworks, Saginaw River; Saginaw, MI

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Saginaw River, Saginaw, MI. The safety zone is necessary and intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with fireworks displays created by the Saginaw Spirit organization. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Saginaw Memorial Cup Fireworks, Saginaw River; Saginaw, MI

Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Northern Great Lakes Zone

The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones for maritime events in the Captain of the Port Northern Great Lakes. Enforcement of these safety zones is necessary to protect the safety of life and property on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event. During the period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after events. During each enforcement period, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Northern Great Lakes.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Northern Great Lakes Zone

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH

The Coast Guard is creating a new operating schedule to govern all movable bridges over the Cuyahoga River. The Coast Guard is also establishing new rules that will assist mariners signal for and anticipate bridge openings. These changes are expected to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic on the Cuyahoga River.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH

Safety Zone; Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Other Storms With High Winds; Captain of the Port Zone Sector Delaware Bay

The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a safety zone for the navigable waters of the Sector Delaware Bay Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, to be enforced in the event of hurricanes, tropical storms, and other storms with high winds. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the waters of the Sector Delaware Bay COTP Zone. It would establish actions to be completed by industry and vessels within the COTP Zone before and after hurricanes, tropical storms, and other storms with high winds threatening the States of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania make landfall. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Other Storms With High Winds; Captain of the Port Zone Sector Delaware Bay

Safety Zones; Aerial Drone Displays, Hudson and East Rivers, New York, NY

The Coast Guard is proposing to establish specific areas of the Hudson and East Rivers where safety zones will be enforced on the navigable waters beneath aerial drone shows. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by aerial drone displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New York or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zones; Aerial Drone Displays, Hudson and East Rivers, New York, NY

Safety Zone; Moosabec 4th of July Fireworks, Jonesport, ME

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Moosabec 4th of July Committee Fireworks on June 29, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulations for safety zones for annually recurring marine events held in Coast Guard Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone identify the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Designated Representative or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Moosabec 4th of July Fireworks, Jonesport, ME

Safety Zone; Washington Channel, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC

The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display at "The Wharf DC," in Washington, DC, on June 08, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulations identify the precise location. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized to do so by the COTP or his representative, and vessels in the vicinity must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Washington Channel, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC

Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone Marine Events Within the Ninth District Coast Guard District

The Coast Guard will enforce a Safety Zone for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Fireworks on July 3, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Fireworks will be fired from a barge at 44[deg]14'54" N by 76[deg]05'26" W the Saint Lawernce River. Our regulation for marine events within the Ninth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Clayton, NY. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone Marine Events Within the Ninth District Coast Guard District