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Table of Contents

Subpart A — General [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.1 — Purpose of part. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.3 — Definitions. [ Last FR update*: 03/16/2009 ]
§165.5 — Establishment procedures. [ Last FR update*: 07/12/2006 ]
§165.7 — Notification. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.8 — Geographic coordinates. [ Last FR update*: 09/08/1987 ]
Subpart B — Regulated Navigation Areas [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.10 — Regulated navigation areas. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.13 — General regulations. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Subpart C — Safety Zones [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.20 — Safety zones. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.23 — General regulations. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Subpart D — Security Zones [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.30 — Security zones. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.33 — General regulations. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Subpart E — Restricted Waterfront Areas [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.40 — Restricted waterfront areas. [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
First Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Fifth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.555 — Safety Zone; Delaware River. [ Last FR update*: 07/15/2005 ]
Seventh Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.703 — Tampa Bay, Florida—Safety Zone. [ Last FR update*: 02/24/2000 ]
§165.704 — Safety Zone; Tampa Bay, Florida. [ Last FR update*: 03/13/2001 ]
Eighth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Ninth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Eleventh Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.1101 — Security Zone: San Diego Bay, CA. [ Last FR update*: 01/12/2005 ]
§165.1103 — xxx [ Last FR update*: 12/02/2013 ]
§165.1104 — Security Zone: San Diego Bay, CA. [ Last FR update*: 05/12/2003 ]
§165.1107 — San Diego Bay, California. [ Last FR update*: 06/25/2001 ]
(1) Section A [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(2) Section B [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(3) Section C [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(4) Section D [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(5) Section E [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(6) Section F [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(7) Section G [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
(8) Wilson Cove [ Last FR update*: 05/20/2010 ]
Twelfth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Thirteenth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.1305 — Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA. [ Last FR update*: 06/02/2011 ]
§165.1307 — Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA. [ Last FR update*: 07/23/1997 ]
§165.1308 — Columbia River, Vancouver, WA. [ Last FR update*: 08/11/2010 ]
Fourteenth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
§165.1401 — Apra Harbor, Guam—safety zones. [ Last FR update*: 05/04/1990 ]
§165.1404 — Apra Harbor, Guam—security zone. [ Last FR update*: 05/04/1990 ]
§165.1407 — Security Zones; Oahu, HI. [ Last FR update*: 06/10/2009 ]
§165.1408 — Security Zones; Maui, HI. [ Last FR update*: 08/09/2007 ]
§165.1409 — Security Zones; Hawaii, HI. [ Last FR update*: 08/09/2007 ]
§165.1410 — Security Zones; Kauai, HI. [ Last FR update*: 08/09/2007 ]
Seventeenth Coast Guard District [ Last FR update*: 07/08/1982 ]
Subpart G — Protection of Naval Vessels [ Last FR update*: 05/13/2002 ]
§165.2010 — Purpose. [ Last FR update*: 05/13/2002 ]
§165.2015 — Definitions. [ Last FR update*: 05/13/2002 ]
§165.2020 — Enforcement authority. [ Last FR update*: 05/13/2002 ]
§165.2025 — Atlantic Area. [ Last FR update*: 05/13/2002 ]
§165.2030 — Pacific Area. [ Last FR update*: 06/04/2002 ]


Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Source: CGD 79-034, 47 FR 29660, July 8, 1982, unless otherwise noted.

Editorial Note: Nomenclature changes to part 165 appear by USCG-2006-25556, 72 FR 36328, 36329, July 2, 2007.

The purpose of this part is to:

(a) Prescribe procedures for establishing different types of limited or controlled access areas and regulated navigation areas;

(b) Prescribe general regulations for different types of limited or controlled access areas and regulated navigation areas;

(c) Prescribe specific requirements for established areas; and

(d) List specific areas and their boundaries.

The following definitions apply to this part:

Credential means any or all of the following:

(1) Merchant mariner's document.

(2) Merchant mariner's license.

(3) STCW endorsement.

(4) Certificate of registry.

(5) Merchant mariner credential.

Merchant mariner credential or MMC means the credential issued by the Coast Guard under 46 CFR part 10. It combines the individual merchant mariner's document, license, and certificate of registry enumerated in 46 U.S.C. subtitle II part E as well as the STCW endorsement into a single credential that serves as the mariner's qualification document, certificate of identification, and certificate of service.

[USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11213, Mar. 16, 2009]

(a) A safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area may be established on the initiative of any authorized Coast Guard official.

(b) Any person may request that a safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area be established. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, each request must be submitted in writing to either the Captain of the Port or District Commander having jurisdiction over the location as described in part 3 of this chapter, and include the following:

(1) The name of the person submitting the request;

(2) The location and boundaries of the safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area;

(3) The date, time, and duration that the safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area should be established;

(4) A description of the activities planned for the safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area;

(5) The nature of the restrictions or conditions desired; and

(6) The reason why the safety zone, security zone, or regulated navigation area is necessary.

(c) Safety Zones and Security Zones. If, for good cause, the request for a safety zone or security zone is made less than 5 working days before the zone is to be established, the request may be made orally, but it must be followed by a written request within 24 hours.

(Requests for safety zones, security zones, and regulated navigation areas are approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1625-0020)

[CGD 79-034, 47 FR 29660, July 8, 1982, as amended by CGD 79-026, 48 FR 35408, Aug. 4, 1983; USCG-2006-25150, 71 FR 39211, July 12, 2006]

(a) The establishment of these limited access areas and regulated navigation areas is considered rulemaking. The procedures used to notify persons of the establishment of these areas vary depending upon the circumstances and emergency conditions. Notification may be made by marine broadcasts, local notice to mariners, local news media, distribution in leaflet form, and on-scene oral notice, as well as publication in the Federal Register.

(b) Notification normally contains the physical boundaries of the area, the reasons for the rule, its estimated duration, and the method of obtaining authorization to enter the area, if applicable, and special navigational rules, if applicable.

(c) Notification of the termination of the rule is usually made in the same

form as the notification of its establishment.

Geographic coordinates expressed in terms of latitude or longitude, or both, are not intended for plotting on maps or charts whose referenced horizontal datum is the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), unless such geographic coordinates are expressly labeled NAD 83. Geographic coordinates without the NAD 83 reference may be plotted on maps or charts referenced to NAD 83 only after application of the appropriate corrections that are published on the particular map or chart being used.

[CGD 86-082, 52 FR 33811, Sept. 8, 1987]

(a) General. The geographic application of the limited and controlled access areas and regulated navigation areas in this part are determined based on the statutory authority under which each is created.

(b) Safety zones and regulated navigation areas. These zones and areas are created under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, 33 U.S.C. 1221-1232. Safety zones established under 33 U.S.C. 1226 and regulated navigation areas may be established in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States as defined in §2.38 of this chapter, including the territorial sea to a seaward limit of 12 nautical miles from the baseline.

(c) Security zones. These zones have two sources of authority—the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, 33 U.S.C. 1221-1232, and the Act of June 15, 1917, as amended by both the Magnuson Act of August 9, 1950 (“Magnuson Act”), 50 U.S.C. 191-195, and sec. 104 the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064). Security zones established under either 33 U.S.C. 1226 or 50 U.S.C. 191 may be established in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States as defined in §2.38 of this chapter, including the territorial sea to a seaward limit of 12 nautical miles from the baseline.

(d) Naval vessel protection zones. These zones are issued under the authority of 14 U.S.C. 91 and 633 and may be established in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States as defined in §2.38 of this chapter, including the territorial sea to a seaward limit of 12 nautical miles from the baseline.

[USCG-2001-9044, 68 FR 42602, July 18, 2003, as amended by USCG-2006-25411, 71 FR 54421, Sept. 15, 2006]

A regulated navigation area is a water area within a defined boundary for which regulations for vessels navigating within the area have been established under this part.

Each District Commander may control vessel traffic in an area which is determined to have hazardous conditions, by issuing regulations:

(a) Specifying times of vessel entry, movement, or departure to, from, within, or through ports, harbors, or other waters;

(b) Establishing vessel size, speed, draft limitations, and operating conditions; and

(c) Restricting vessel operation, in a hazardous area or under hazardous conditions, to vessels which have particular operating characteristics or capabilities which are considered necessary for safe operation under the circumstances.

[CGD 79-026, 48 FR 35408, Aug. 4, 1983]

(a) The master of a vessel in a regulated navigation area shall operate the vessel in accordance with the regulations contained in Subpart F.

(b) No person may cause or authorize the operation of a vessel in a regulated navigation area contrary to the regulations in this part.

A Safety Zone is a water area, shore area, or water and shore area to which, for safety or environmental purposes, access is limited to authorized persons, vehicles, or vessels. It may be stationary and described by fixed limits or it may be described as a zone around a vessel in motion.

Unless otherwise provided in this part:

(a) No person may enter a safety zone unless authorized by the COTP or the District Commander;

(b) No person may bring or cause to be brought into a safety zone any vehicle, vessel, or object unless authorized by the COTP or the District Commander;

(c) No person may remain in a safety zone or allow any vehicle, vessel, or object to remain in a safety zone unless authorized by the COTP or the District Commander; and

(d) Each person in a safety zone who has notice of a lawful order or direction shall obey the order or direction of the COTP or District Commander issued to carry out the purposes of this subpart.

(a) A security zone is an area of land, water, or land and water which is so designated by the Captain of the Port or District Commander for such time as is necessary to prevent damage or injury to any vessel or waterfront facility, to safeguard ports, harbors, territories, or waters of the United States or to secure the observance of the rights and obligations of the United States.

(b) The purpose of a security zone is to safeguard from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature:

(1) Vessels,

(2) Harbors,

(3) Ports, and

(4) Waterfront facilities:

in the United States and all territory and water, continental or insular, that is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Unless otherwise provided in the special regulations in Subpart F of this part:

(a) No person or vessel may enter or remain in a security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port;

(b) Each person and vessel in a security zone shall obey any direction or order of the Captain of the Port;

(c) The Captain of the Port may take possession and control of any vessel in the security zone;

(d) The Captain of the Port may remove any person, vessel, article, or thing from a security zone;

(e) No person may board, or take or place any article or thing on board, any vessel in a security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port; and

(f) No person may take or place any article or thing upon any waterfront facility in a security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

The Commandant, may direct the COTP to prevent access to waterfront facilities, and port and harbor areas, including vessels and harbor craft therein. This section may apply to persons who do not possess the credentials outlined in §125.09 of this chapter when certain shipping activities are conducted that are outlined in §125.15 of this chapter.

(a) Boundaries. The following is a regulated navigation area; all waters north of a line drawn from the following approximate positions: 41°0417.37 N, 073°5513.16 W on the western shoreline; thence to 41°0410.97 N, 073°5505.05 W; thence to 41°0410.03 N, 073°5503.42 W; thence to 41°0407.14 N, 073°5454.48 W; thence to 41°0405.30 N, 073°5443.18 W; thence to 41°0404.72 N, 073°5222.52 W; thence to 41°0402.52 N, 073°5216.13 W; thence to 41°0359.74 N, 073°5210.83 W; thence to a point on the eastern shoreline at 41°0354.39 N, 073°5203.26 W; and all waters south of a line drawn from the following approximate positions: 41°0434.79 N, 073°5503.26 W on the western shoreline; thence to 41°0433.62 N, 073°5501.52 W; thence to 41°0426.14 N, 073°5453.96 W; thence to 41°0423.76 N, 073°5450.57 W; thence to 41°0421.58 N, 073°5443.77 W; thence to 41°0420.96 N, 073°5220.17 W; thence to 41°0420.31 N, 073°5215.83 W; thence to 41°0416.76 N, 073°5204.52 W; thence to a point on the eastern shoreline at 41°0413.84 N, 073°5159.44 W.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply within the RNA.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into, anchoring, or movement within the RNA, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York (COTP) or his on-scene representative. The “on-scene representative” of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; New York State Police, or other designated craft; or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(3) During periods of enforcement, entry and movement within the RNA is subject to a “Slow-No Wake” speed limit. Vessels may not produce a wake and may not attain speeds greater than five knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerageway when traveling with a strong current. All vessels must proceed through the area with caution and operate in such a manner as to produce no wake.

(4) During periods of enforcement, all persons and vessels must comply with all orders and directions from the COTP or the COTP's on-scene representative.

(5) During periods of enforcement, upon being hailed by a Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(6) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the regulated area when it is closed shall contact the COTP or the on-scene representative via VHF channel 16 or 718-354-4353 (Sector New York Command Center) to obtain permission.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—Subchapter E, inland navigational rules) are still in effect and must be strictly adhered to at all times.

(c) Enforcement periods. This regulation is enforceable 24 hours a day from 5:00 a.m. on September 15, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

(1) Notice of suspension of enforcement: If enforcement is suspended, the COTP will cause a notice of the suspension of enforcement by all appropriate means to be given the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Such notification will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(2) Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP at 718-354-4353 or on VHF-Channel 16.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2013-0705, 78 FR 59234, Sept. 26, 2013, temporary §165.T01-0174 was added, effective Sept. 26, 2013, until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2018.

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters, surface to bottom, on the Kennebec River within a 300 yard radius of position 44°05'27” N, 069°46'57” W in the vicinity of the Maine Kennebec River Bridge between Richmond, ME and Dresden, ME.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.11 and 165.13 apply within the RNA.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Northern New England.

(3) Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the RNA during periods of enforcement by contacting the COTP or the COTP's on-scene representative on VHF-16 or via phone at 207-767-0303.

(4) During periods of enforcement, a speed limit of six (6) knots will be in effect within the regulated area. All vessels must proceed through the area with caution and operate in such a manner as to produce no wake.

(5) Vessels must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's on-scene representative. The “on-scene representative” of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol or other designated craft; or may be on shore and communicating with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(6) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(7) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—Subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules) remain in effect within the regulated area and must be strictly followed at all times.

(c) Enforcement period. This regulation is enforceable 24 hours a day from 5:00 a.m. on September 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2016.

(1) Prior to commencing or suspending enforcement of this regulation, the COTP will give notice by appropriate means to inform the affected segments of the public, to include dates and times. Such means of notification will include constructive notice by publication in the Federal Register, actual notice, as well as Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners.

(2) Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP at 207-767-0303 or on VHF-Channel 16.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2013-0329, 78 FR 53671, Aug. 30, 2013, temporary §165.T01-0329 was added, effective from Sept. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2016.

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters of Penobscot River between Prospect, ME and Verona, ME, from surface to bottom, within a 300 yard radius of position 44°3338 N, 068°4805 W.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply within the RNA.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Northern New England.

(3) Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the RNA during periods of enforcement by contacting the COTP or the COTP's on-scene representative on VHF-16 or via phone at 207-767-0303.

(4) During periods of enforcement, a speed limit of five knots will be in effect within the regulated area and all vessels must proceed through the area with caution and operate in such a manner as to produce no wake.

(5) During periods of enforcement, vessels must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's on-scene representative. The “on-scene representative” of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol or other designated craft; or may be ashore and communicating with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(6) During periods of enforcement, upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(7) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules) remain in effect within the regulated area and must be strictly followed at all times.

(c) Enforcement period. This regulation is enforceable 24 hours a day with actual notice from May 10, 2013 through April 30, 2014, and enforceable based on constructive notice from May 21, 2013 through April 30, 2014.

(1) Prior to commencing or suspending enforcement of this regulation, the COTP and designated on-scene patrol personnel will notify the public whenever the regulation is being enforced and whenever enforcement is lifted, to include dates and times. The means of notification will include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information Bulletins, or other appropriate means.

(2) Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP at 207-767-0303 or on VHF-Channel 16.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2012-0394, 78 FR 29651, May 21, 2013, temporary §165.T01-0394 was added, effective May 21, 2013 through April 30, 2014.

(a) Location. The following area is a regulated navigation area: All navigable waters of the Thames River adjacent to Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, CT, from surface to bottom bounded to the north by a line connecting the following points: Point “1”, 41°2040 N, 072°0532 W east to point “2”, 41°2040 N, 072°0515 W then southeast to point “3”, 41°2031.8 N, 072°0503 W then south to point “4”, 41°2028 N, 072°0503 W then east to point “5”, 41°2030 N, 072°0448 W; bounded to the east by following the shoreline south from point “5” to point “6”, 41°2019 N, 072°0446 W; bounded to the south by a line connecting the following points: point “6” west to point “7”, 41°2017 N, 072°0513 W then north to point “8” 41°2027.2 N, 072°0515 W then northwest to point “9” 41°2029.5 N, 072°0517 W then west to point “10” 41°2029.5 N, 072°0530 W then northwest to point “11” 41°2031 N, 072°0534 W; bounded to the west by following the shoreline north from point “11” back to the start, point “1”.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into, anchoring, or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.

(3) During periods of enforcement, a “Slow-No-Wake” speed limit will be in effect. Vessels may not produce more than a minimum wake and may not attain speeds greater than six knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerageway when traveling with a strong current. In no case may the wake produced by the vessel be such that it would create a danger of injury to persons, or damage to vessels or structures.

(4) During periods of enforcement, SECURITE calls must be made by all persons and vessels conducting crane or dive operations.

(5) During periods of enforcement, all persons and vessels must comply with all orders and directions from the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.

(6) During periods of enforcement, upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(7) Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the zone during periods of enforcement on VHF-16 or via phone at 203-468-4401.

(8) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the Rules of the Road (33 CFR Part 84—Subchapter E, inland navigational rules) are still in effect and must be strictly adhered to at all times.

(c) Effective period. This rule is effective until October 31, 2014.

(d) Enforcement period. (1) Except when suspended in accordance with paragraph (d)(2) of this section, this regulated navigation area is in force 24 hours a day until October 31, 2014.

(2) Notice of suspension of enforcement: The COTP may suspend enforcement of the regulated navigation area. If enforcement is suspended, the COTP will cause notice of the suspension of enforcement to be made by all appropriate means to the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Such notifications will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(3) Violations of this regulated navigation area must be reported to the COTP, at 203-468-4401 or on VHFs-Channel 16. Persons in violation of this regulated navigation area may be subject to civil or criminal penalties.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2012-0623, 77 FR 67568, Nov. 13, 2012, temporary §165.T01-0623 was added, effective Dec. 13, 2012 until Oct. 31, 2014.

(a) Regulated area. The following area is a regulated navigation area: all waters of the North of Shooters Island Reach, Elizabethport Reach, and Gulfport Reach in the Arthur Kill; bounded in the northeast by a line drawn from position 40°3848.637 N, 074°0918.204 W; to a point in position 40°3837.815 N, 074°0920.245 W; and bounded in the southwest by a line drawn from position 40°3715.643 N, 074°1215.927 W; to a point in position 40°3715.779 N, 074°1208.0622 W. All geographic coordinates are North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.13 apply.

(2) All vessels must remain at least 150 feet from all drilling and blasting equipment; if a vessel must pass within 150 feet of drilling and blasting equipment for reasons of safety, they shall contact the dredge and/or blasting barge on Channel 13.

(3) No vessel shall enter or transit any work area where drill barges and/or dredges are located without the permission of Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY) Director.

(4) No vessel may be underway within 1,500 feet of the blasting area during blasting operations.

(5) No vessel shall enter an area of drilling or blasting when they are advised by the drilling barge or VTSNY that a misfire or hang fire has occurred.

(6) Vessel Movement Reporting System (VMRS) users are prohibited from meeting or overtaking other vessels when transiting alongside an active work area where dredging and drilling equipment are being operated.

(7) Each vessel transiting in the vicinity of a work area where dredges are located is required to do so at reduced speed to maintain maneuverability while minimizing the effects of wake and surge.

(8) The VTSNY Director may impose additional requirements through VTS measures, as per 33 CFR 161.11.

(9) Suspension of enforcement: the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York will cause notice of enforcement, suspension of enforcement, or closure of the waterway to be made by all appropriate means to achieve the widest distribution among the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners and Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY). Such notification will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(c) Effective period. This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on August 12, 2011 until 5 p.m. on April 1, 2014.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2011-0727, 76 FR 52572, Aug. 23, 2011, temporary §165.T01-0727 was added, effective Aug. 23, 2011 until 5 p.m. on Apr. 1, 2014. At 77 FR 1025, Jan. 9, 2012, paragraph (b)(9) was added, effective Jan. 9, 2012 until 5 p.m. on Apr. 1, 2014.

(a) Location. The following area is a regulated navigation area (RNA): All navigable waters of the Housatonic River between Stratford and Milford, CT, from bank to bank, surface to bottom; bounded to the north by the Metro North Railroad (RR) Bridge marked by a line connecting the following points: Point “A”, 41°1217.19 N, 073°0640.29 W western edge of the RR bridge in Stratford, CT, east to point “B”, 41°1220.13 N, 073°629.05 W eastern edge of the RR bridge in Milford CT; bounded to the south by a line connecting the following points: Point “C” 41°1214.36 N, 073°0641.06 W western edge of construction trestle in Stratford, CT, east to point “D” 41°1215.86 N, 073°0627.57 W eastern bank of Housatonic River, Milford, CT. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into, anchoring, or movement within the RNA, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.

(3) During periods of enforcement, entry and movement within the RNA is subject to a “Slow-No Wake” speed limit. Vessels may not produce more than a minimum wake and may not attain speeds greater than six knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerageway when traveling with a strong current. In no case may the wake produced by the vessel be such that it creates a danger of injury to persons, or damage to vessels or structures of any kind.

(4) During periods of enforcement, all persons and vessels must comply with all orders and directions from the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.

(5) During periods of enforcement, upon being hailed by a Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(6) Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the RNA during periods of closure on VHF-16 or via phone at 203-468-4401.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—Subchapter E, inland navigational rules) are still in effect and must be strictly adhered to at all times.

(c) Effective period. This rule is effective from January 7, 2013 through November 30, 2017.

(d) Enforcement period. Except when suspended in accordance with paragraph (e) of this section, this RNA is enforceable 24 hours a day during the effective period.

(e) Suspension of enforcement. The COTP may suspend enforcement of the RNA. If enforcement is suspended, the COTP will cause a notice of the suspension of enforcement by all appropriate means to promote the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Such notifications will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(f) Waterway closure. The COTP may temporarily suspend all traffic through the RNA for any situation that would pose imminent hazard to life on the navigable waters. In the event of a complete waterway closure, the COTP will make advance notice of the closure by all means available to promote the widest public distribution including, but not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Such notification will include the date and time of the closure as well as the date and time that normal vessel traffic can resume.

(g) Violations of this RNA may be reported to the COTP, at 203-468-4401 or on VHF-Channel 16. Persons in violation of this RNA may be subject to civil or criminal penalties.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2012-0824, 78 FR 1148, Jan. 8, 2013, temporary §165.T01-0824 was added, effective Jan. 7, 2013 through Nov. 30, 2017.

(a) Location. The following is a regulated navigation area: all U.S. navigable waters surrounding the Weymouth Fore River bridge (Mile 3.5), between Weymouth and Quincy, MA; from surface to bottom, within the following points (NAD 83): from a line extending from 42°1446.392 N, 070°582.964 W, thence along a line 120°T to 42°1444.376 N, 070°5752.992 W, thence south along the shoreline to 42°1435.052 N, 070°5759.364 W, thence along a line 291°T to 42°1438.58 N, 070°5815.348 W, thence north along the shoreline to the first point.

(b) Effective and enforcement periods. This rule is effective from October 28, 2013 until December 31, 2017. This RNA will be enforced intermittently, depending on risks posed by the ongoing construction project. Periods of enforcement will be published in the Federal Register via a Notice of Enforcement and may be publicized via Local Notice to Mariners or Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into, anchoring, or movement within the RNA, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by the First District Commander, the Captain of the Port Boston (COTP), or the COTP's designated representative.

(3) During periods of enforcement, entry and movement within the RNA is subject to a “Slow-No Wake” speed limit. Vessels within the RNA may not produce more than a minimum wake and may not attain speeds greater than three knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerageway when traveling with a strong current. In no case may the wake produced by a vessel within the RNA be such that it creates a danger of injury to persons or damage to vessels or structures of any kind.

(4) During periods of enforcement, all persons and vessels permitted to operate within the RNA must comply with all orders and directions from the First District Commander, the COTP, or the COTP's designated representative.

(5) During periods of enforcement, all persons and vessels permitted to operate within the RNA must proceed as directed when hailed by a Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means.

(6) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the RNA during an enforcement period shall contact the COTP or the designated on-scene representative via VHF channel 16 or 617-223-3201 (Sector Boston command Center) to obtain permission.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the Rules of the Road (33 CFR part 84—Subchapter E, inland navigational rules) are still in effect and must be strictly adhered to at all times.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2012-0876, 78 FR 59239, Sept. 26, 2013, temporary §165.T01-0876 was added, effective from Oct. 28, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2017.

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters, surface to bottom, on the Piscataqua River within a 300 yard radius of position 43°0446 N, 70°4510 W in the vicinity of the Memorial Bridge construction zone between Portsmouth, NH and Badgers Island in Kittery, ME.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply within the RNA, and in addition:

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Northern New England.

(3) A speed limit of five (5) knots will be in effect within the regulated area. All vessels must proceed through the area with caution and operate in such a manner as to produce no wake.

(4) Vessels must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP Sector Northern New England or his on-scene representative. The “on-scene representative” of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel; New Hampshire State Police, Maine State Police, or other designated craft; or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(5) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(6) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road (33 CFR Subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules) remain in effect within the regulated area and should be strictly followed at all times.

(c) Enforcement. This regulated navigation area is enforceable 24 hours a day from December 22, 2011 until December 31, 2013.

(1) Notice of suspension of enforcement: If enforcement is suspended, the COTP will cause a notice of the suspension of enforcement by all appropriate means to be given the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include, but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Such notification will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(2) Violations of this regulated navigation area may be reported to the COTP Sector Northern New England, at (207) 767-0303 or on VHF-Channel 16.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2011-1097, 77 FR 1410, Jan. 10, 2012, temporary §165.T01-1097 was added, effective from Jan. 10, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2013.

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA): All navigable waters of the Mystic River between Boston and Chelsea, MA, from surface to bottom, within 100 yards of any point on the S99 Alford Street Bridge.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply in addition to those provisions outlined below.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, entry into or movement within this zone, during periods of enforcement, is prohibited unless authorized by Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Boston.

(3) All persons and vessels must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP Sector Boston or the on-scene representative. The “on-scene representative” of the COTP is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel or other designated craft, or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(4) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel must proceed as directed.

(5) Notwithstanding any other provisions in this regulation, the movement of official, emergency vessels within the regulated area is permitted provided that the contractor is notified in order to remove potential hazards or obstructions.

(6) All other relevant regulations, including but not limited to the Rules of the Road (33 CFR subchapter E, Inland Navigational Rules) remain in effect within the regulated area and must be strictly followed at all times.

(c) Enforcement period. (1) This regulated navigation area is enforceable 24 hours a day from 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2012 through December 31, 2014.

(2) The COTP Sector Boston will cause notice of enforcement, suspension of enforcement, or closure of the waterway to be made by all appropriate means to achieve the widest distribution among the affected segments of the public. Such means of notification may include but are not limited to Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners and Marine Safety Information Bulletins. Such notification will include the date and time that enforcement is suspended as well as the date and time that enforcement will resume.

(3) Report violations of this regulated navigation area to the COTP Sector Boston, at (617) 223-5757 or on VHF-Channel 16.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2011-1125, 77 FR 73919, Dec. 12, 2012, temporary §165.T01-1130 was added, effective from 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2014.

(a) Regulated navigation area. All navigable waters of the United States, as that term is used in 33 CFR 2.36, within the geographic boundaries of the First Coast Guard District, as defined in 33 CFR 3.05-1(b).

(b) Definitions. Terms used in this section have the same meaning as those found in 33 CFR 157.03. Single-hull identifies any tank barge that is not a double-hull tank barge.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to primary towing vessels engaged in towing tank barges carrying petroleum oil in bulk as cargo in the regulated navigation area, or as authorized by the District Commander.

(d) Regulations—(1) Positive control for barges. (i) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(1)(iii) and paragraph 5 of this section, each single hull tank barge, unless being towed by a primary towing vessel with twin-screw propulsion and with a separate system for power to each screw, must be accompanied by an escort tug of sufficient capability to promptly push or tow the tank barge away from danger of grounding or collision in the event of—

(A) A propulsion failure;

(B) A parted towing line;

(C) A loss of tow;

(D) A fire;

(E) Grounding;

(F) A loss of steering; or

(G) Any other time a vessel may be operating in a Hazardous Vessel Operating Condition as defined in §161.2 of this Chapter.

(ii) Double-hull tank barges are exempt from paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section.

(iii) The cognizant Captain of the Port (COTP), upon written application, may authorize an exemption from the requirements of paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section for—

(A) Any tank barge with a capacity of less than 25,000 barrels, operating in an area with limited depth or width such as a creek or small river; or

(B) Any tank barge operating on any waters within the COTP Zone, if the operator demonstrates to the satisfaction of the COTP that the barge employs an equivalent level of safety to that provided by the positive control provisions of this section. Each request for an exemption under this paragraph must be submitted in writing to the cognizant COTP no later than 7 days before the intended transit.

(iv) The operator of a towing vessel engaged in towing any tank barge must immediately call for an escort or assist tug to render assistance in the event of any of the occurrences identified in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section.

(2) Enhanced communications. Each vessel engaged in towing a tank barge must communicate by radio on marine band or Very High Frequency (VHF) channel 13 or 16, and issue security calls on marine band or VHF channel 13 or 16, upon approach to the following places:

(i) Execution Rocks Light (USCG Light List No. [LLNR] 21440).

(ii) Matinecock Point Shoal Buoy (LLNR 21420).

(iii) 32A Buoy (LLNR 21380).

(iv) Cable and Anchor Reef Buoy (LLNR 21330).

(v) Stratford Middle Ground Light (LLNR 21260).

(vi) Old Field Point Light (LLNR 21275).

(vii) Approach to Stratford Point from the south (NOAA Chart 12370).

(viii) Falkner Island Light (LLNR 21170).

(ix) TE Buoy (LLNR 21160).

(x) CF Buoy (LLNR 21140).

(xi) PI Buoy (LLNR 21080).

(xii) Race Rock Light (LLNR 19815).

(xiii) Valiant Rock Buoy (LLNR 19825).

(xiv) Approach to Point Judith in vicinity of Block Island ferry route.

(xv) Buzzards Bay Entrance Light (LLNR 630).

(xvi) Buzzards Bay Midchannel Lighted Buoy (LLNR 16055)

(xvii) Cleveland East Ledge Light (LLNR 16085).

(xviii) Hog Island buoys 1 (LLNR 16130) and 2 (LLNR 16135).

(xix) Approach to the Bourne Bridge.

(xx) Approach to the Sagamore Bridge.

(xxi) Approach to the eastern entrance of Cape Cod Canal.

(3) Voyage planning. (i) Each owner or operator of a towing vessel employed to tow a tank barge shall prepare a written voyage plan for each transit of the tank barge.

(ii) The watch officer is authorized to make modifications to the plan and validate it as necessary.

(iii) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(3)(iv) of this section, each voyage plan must contain:

(A) A description of the type, volume, and grade of cargo.

(B) Applicable information from nautical charts and publications, including Coast Pilot, Coast Guard Light List, and Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners, for the destination(s).

(C) Current and forecasted weather, including visibility, wind, and sea state for the destination(s).

(D) Data on tides and tidal currents for the destination(s).

(E) Forward and after drafts of the tank barge, and under-keel and vertical clearances for each port and berthing area.

(F) Pre-departure checklists.

(G) Calculated speed and estimated times of arrival at proposed waypoints.

(H) Communication contacts at Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) (if applicable), bridges, and facilities, and port-specific requirements for VHF radio.

(I) The master's standing orders detailing closest points of approach, special conditions, and critical maneuvers.

(iv) Each owner or operator of a tank barge on an intra-port transit of not more than four hours may prepare a voyage plan that contains:

(A) The information described in paragraphs (d)(3)(iii)(D) and (E) of this section.

(B) Current weather conditions including visibility, wind, and sea state. This information may be entered in either the voyage plan or towing vessel's log book.

(C) The channels of VHF radio to monitor.

(D) Other considerations such as availability of pilot, assist tug, berth, and line-handlers, depth of berth at mean low water, danger areas, and security calls.

(4) Navigation restriction areas. Unless authorized by the cognizant COTP, no tank barge may operate in—

(i) The waters of Cape Cod Bay south of latitude 42°5 North and east of longitude 70°25 West; or

(ii) The waters of Fishers Island Sound east of longitude 72°2 West, and west of longitude 71°55 West.

(5) Special Buzzards Bay regulations. (i) For the purposes of this section, “Buzzards Bay” is the body of water east and north of a line drawn from the southern tangent of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island, in approximate position latitude 41°-27.2 North, longitude 70°-11.7 West, to the Buzzards Bay Entrance Light in approximate position latitude 41°-23.5 North, longitude 71°-02.0 West, and then to the southwestern tangent of Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, at approximate position latitude 41°-24.6 North, longitude 70°-57.0 West, and including all of the Cape Cod Canal to its eastern entrance, except that the area of New Bedford harbor within the confines (north) of the hurricane barrier, and the passages through the Elizabeth Islands, is not considered to be “Buzzards Bay”.

(ii) Additional positive control for barges. Except as provided in paragraph (d)(1)(iii) of this section, each single hull tank barge transiting Buzzards Bay and carrying 5,000 or more barrels of oil or other hazardous material must, in addition to its primary tug, be accompanied by an escort tug of sufficient capability to promptly push or tow the tank barge away from danger of grounding or collision in the event of—

(A) A propulsion failure;

(B) A parted tow line;

(C) A loss of tow;

(D) A fire;

(E) Grounding;

(F) A loss of steering; or

(G) Any other time a vessel may be operating in a Hazardous Vessel Operating Condition as defined in §161.2 of this subchapter.

(iii) Federal pilotage. Each single hull tank barge transiting Buzzards Bay and carrying 5,000 or more barrels of oil or other hazardous material must be under the direction and control of a pilot, who is not a member of the crew, operating under a valid, appropriately endorsed, Federal first class pilot's license issued by the Coast Guard (“federally licensed pilot”). Pilots are required to embark, direct, and control from the primary tug during transits of Buzzards Bay.

(iv) In addition to the vessels denoted in §161.16 of this chapter, requirements set forth in subpart B of 33 CFR part 161 also apply to any vessel transiting VMRS Buzzards Bay required to carry a bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone by part 26 of this chapter.

(A) A VMRS Buzzards Bay user must:

(1) Not enter or get underway in the area without first notifying the VMRS Center;

(2) Not enter VMRS Buzzards Bay if a Hazardous Vessel Operating Condition or circumstance per §161.2 of this Subchapter exists;

(3) If towing astern, do so with as short a hawser as safety and good seamanship permits;

(4) Not meet, cross, or overtake any other VMRS user in the area without first notifying the VMRS center;

(5) Before meeting, crossing, or overtaking any other VMRS user in the area, communicate on the designated vessel bridge-to-bridge radiotelephone frequency, intended navigation movements, and any other information necessary in order to make safe passing arrangements. This requirement does not relieve a vessel of any duty prescribed by the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1602(c)) or the Inland Navigation Rules (33 U.S.C. 2005).

(B) [Reserved]

(e) In addition to the authority for this part 165, this section is also authorized under authority of section 311, Pub. L. 105-383.

[CGD1-98-151, 63 FR 71770, Dec. 30, 1998, as amended by CGD01-98-151, 64 FR 12749, Mar. 15, 1999; USCG-1999-5832, 64 FR 34715, June 29, 1999; CGD01-98-151, 65 FR 35838, June 6, 2000; CGD01-04-133, 72 FR 50058, Aug. 30, 2007; 72 FR 70780, Dec. 13, 2007; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35016, June 19, 2008]

(a) The following is a regulated navigation area—Waters within the boundaries of a line beginning at 43°0450 N, 70°4452 W; then to 43°0452 N, 70°4453 W; then to 43°0459 N, 70°4446 W; then to 43°0505 N, 70°4432 W; then to 43°0503 N, 70°4430 W; then to the beginning point.

(b) Regulations. No vessel may operate in this area at a speed in excess of five miles per hour.

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: From point of land located on Cape Arundel at latitude 43°20.4 North, Iongitude 070°28.0 West; thence to a point approximately 500 yards southwest of Walkers Point located at latitude 43°20.2 North, longitude 070°27.9 West; thence to a point located approximately 500 yards south of Walkers Point at latitude 43°20.1 North, longitude 070°27.6 West; thence to a point located approximately southeast of Walkers Point at latitude 43°20.4 North, longitude 070°27.2 West; thence to an unnamed point of land located at 43°20.9 North, longitude 070°27.1 West; thence along the shoreline of Walkers Point to the beginning point. The aforementioned offshore positions are approximated by white buoys marked in orange indicating an exclusionary area.

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.33 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine. Section 165.33 also contained other general requirements.

(2) No person may swim upon or below the surface of the water within the boundaries of this security zone.

[CGDI 89-008, 54 FR 13883, Apr. 6, 1989]

(a) Location. The following areas are safety and security zones: (1) Except as provided in paragraph (a) (2) of this section, all navigable waters of the Portland, Maine, Captain of the Port zone, as defined in 33 CFR 3.05-15, one mile ahead, one half mile astern, and 1000-yards on either side of any Liquefied Petroleum Gas vessel.

(2) All waters of the Piscataqua River within a 500-yard radius of any Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessel while it is moored at the LPG receiving facility on the Piscataqua River, Newington, New Hampshire.

(b) Definitions. For purposes of this section, navigable waters of the United States includes all waters of the territorial sea as described in Presidential Proclamation No. 5928 of December 27, 1988. Presidential Proclamation No. 5928 of December 27, 1988 declared that the territorial sea of the United States extends to 12 nautical miles from the baseline of the United States.

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §§165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless previously authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Portland, Maine.

(2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels. Emergency response vessels are authorized to move within the zone, but must abide by restrictions imposed by the Captain of the Port.

(3) No person may swim upon or below the surface of the water within the boundaries of the safety and security zones unless previously authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine or his authorized patrol representative.

(d) The Captain of the Port will notify the maritime community and local agencies of periods during which these safety and security zones will be in effect by providing notice of arrivals and departures of LPG vessels via the telephone and/or Marine Safety Information Radio Broadcasts.

[CGD01-02-045, 67 FR 56487, Sept. 4, 2002]

(a) Location. The following is a safety zone: all waters of the Kennebec River within a 150-yard radius of the Bath Iron Works dry dock while it is being moved to and from its moored position at the Bath Iron Works Facility in Bath, Maine to a deployed position in the Kennebec River, and while launching or recovering vessels.

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.23 of this part, entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine.

(2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene U. S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state and federal law enforcement vessels.

(c) Notifications. The Captain of the Port will notify the maritime community of periods during which this safety zone will be in effect by providing advance notice via Marine Safety Information Radio Broadcasts.

[CGD01-01-155, 67 FR 49582, July 31, 2002]

(a) Definition. “Passenger vessel” as used in this section means a passenger vessel over 100 gross tons authorized to carry more than 500 passengers for hire making voyages, any part of which is on the high seas, and for which passengers are embarked, disembarked or pay a port call, in the Portland, Maine, Captain of the Port zone as delineated in 33 CFR 3.05-15.

(b) Location. The following areas are security zones:

(1) All navigable waters within the Portland, Maine, Captain of the Port Zone, extending from the surface to the sea floor, within a 100-yard radius of any passenger vessel that is anchored, moored, or in the process of mooring.

(2) All navigable waters, within the Portland, Maine, Captain of the Port Zone, extending from the surface to the sea floor, extending 200 yards ahead, and 100 yards aside and astern of any passenger vessel that is underway.

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless previously authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine (COTP) or his designated representative.

(2) All persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local, state and federal law enforcement vessels. Emergency response vessels are authorized to move within the zone, but must abide by restrictions imposed by the COTP or his designated representative.

(3) No person may swim upon or below the surface of the water within the boundaries of these security zones unless previously authorized by the COTP or his designated representative.

(d) Enforcement. The Captain of the Port will enforce these zones and may enlist the aid and cooperation of any Federal, state, county, municipal, or private agency to assist in the enforcement of the regulation.

[CGD01-03-001, 68 FR 22305, Apr. 28, 2003]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: All land and waters within 250 yards of the waterside property boundary of Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant identified as follows: beginning at position 42°5358 N, 070°5106 W then running along the property boundaries of Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant to position 42°5346 N, 070°5106 W. All coordinates reference 1983 North American Datum (NAD 83).

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine (COTP).

(2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine or designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state and federal law enforcement vessels.

(3) No person may swim upon or below the surface of the water within the boundaries of this security zone.

[CGD01-02-092, 67 FR 64815, Oct. 22, 2002]

(a) Definitions. As used in this section—

Authorized representative means a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston.

Deepwater port means any facility or structure meeting the definition of deepwater port in 33 CFR 148.5.

Support vessel means any vessel meeting the definition of support vessel in 33 CFR 148.5.

(b) Location. The following areas are safety and security zones:

(1) Vessels underway. All navigable waters of the United States within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston zone, as defined in 33 CFR 3.05-10, two miles ahead and one mile astern, and 500 yards on each side of any liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC) vessel while underway.

(2) Vessels anchored in the Broad Sound. All waters within a 500-yard radius of any anchored LNGC vessel located in the waters of Broad Sound bounded by a line starting at position 42 deg. 25 N, 070 deg. 58 W; then running southeast to position 42 deg. 22 N, 070 deg. 56 W; then running east to position 42 deg. 22 N, 070 deg. 50 W; then running north to position 42 deg. 25 N, 070 deg. 50 W; then running west back to the starting point (NAD 83).

(3) Vessels moored at the Distrigas LNG facility. All waters within a 400-yard radius of any LNGC vessel moored at the Distrigas LNG facility in Everett, MA.

(4) Vessels calling on a deepwater port. All waters within a 500-meter radius of any LNGC engaged in regasification or transfer, or otherwise moored, anchored, or affixed to a deepwater port listed in 33 CFR 150.490 and falling within the waters of the Boston COTP Zone, as defined in 33 CFR 3.05-10.

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in Sec. 165.23 and Sec. 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, or his/her authorized representative.

(2) No person or vessel may enter the waters within the boundaries of the safety and security zones described in paragraph (b) of this section unless previously authorized by the COTP Boston, or his/her authorized representative. However, LNGCs and support vessels, as defined in 33 CFR 148.5, operating in the vicinity of NEGDWP are authorized to enter and move within such zones in the normal course of their operations following the requirements set forth in 33 CFR 150.340 and 150.345, respectively.

(3) All vessels operating within the safety and security zones described in paragraph (b) of this section must comply with the instructions of the COTP or his/her authorized representative.

[CGD01-02-023, 67 FR 63263, Oct. 11, 2002, as amended by USCG-2007-0087, 73 FR 34194, June 17, 2008]

(a) The following areas are established as safety zones during the conditions specified:

(1) Around the U.S.S. Constitution or any accompanying parade vessels when Constitution is under way—300 yards in all directions in the waters around the U.S.S. Constitution and each parade vessel accompanying Constitution whenever the U.S.S. Constitution is underway in Boston Harbor from the time such vessels depart their respective berths until the time they complete their transit and are safely moored.

(2) Whenever Constitution is moored at Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard—the waters between Hoosac Pier and Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard, from the imaginary line connecting the outer easternmost point protruding into Boston Harbor from Hoosac Pier to the outer westernmost point protruding into Boston Harbor from Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard, extending inbound along the face of both piers to the landside points where both piers end.

(3) Around the U.S.S. Constitution—fifty yards in all directions in the waters around Constitution when the vessel is moored at any Boston berthing location other than Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard.

(b) The general regulations governing safety zones as contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

[CGD1 91-109, 57 FR 30407, July 9, 1992]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone:

Around the USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD-793) and any accompanying parade vessels when the USS CASSIN YOUNG is underway. The zone extends 100 yards in all directions in the waters around the USS CASSIN YOUNG and accompanying parade vessels whenever the USS CASSIN YOUNG is underway in Boston Harbor from the time the USS CASSIN YOUNG departs its berth until it is safely moored.

(b) Regulations. The general regulations governing safety zones as contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

[CGD01-93-001, 58 FR 47991, Sept. 14, 1993]

(a) Location. The permanent security zone consists of four sectors that may be activated in part, or in whole, upon the request of the U.S. Secret Service. These zones are for the protection of the President or Vice President of the United States, as well as visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments arriving at, or departing from, Logan International Airport and as determined by the transit route across Boston Harbor. The security zone will be as follows:

(1) Sector one will go into effect 15 minutes prior to the scheduled landing or takeoff of the aircraft carrying either the President, Vice President, or visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments at Logan International Airport. Sector one will preclude all vessels from approaching within three hundred yards of the Logan International Airport shoreline, bound on the west by a line drawn between positions 42°2245 N., 071°0105 W. and 42°2148 N., 071°0145 W. (NAD) 1983).

(2) Sector two will go into effect 15 minutes before the vehicle carrying the President, Vice President, or visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments enters the Callahan Tunnel or Sumner Tunnel. Sector two may preclude vessels, as necessary, from entering an area of the main ship channel, Boston Inner Harbor; fifty yards in all directions from a point directly above the Callahan Tunnel or Sumner Tunnel.

(3) Sector three will go into effect 15 minutes before the vehicle carrying the President, Vice President, or visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments enters the Ted Williams Tunnel. Sector three may preclude vessels, as necessary, from entering an area of the main ship channel, Boston Inner Harbor, fifty yards in all directions from a point directly above the Ted Williams Tunnel.

(4) Sector four will go into effect 15 minutes before the President, Vice President, or visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments board the designated transport vessel. Sector four will preclude all vessels from approaching within three hundred yards in all directions from the designated vessel transporting the President, Vice President, or visiting heads of foreign states or foreign governments between Logan International Airport and any location in Boston Harbor.

(5) The activation of a particular sector of this security zone will be announced via Safety Marine Information Broadcasts and/or by locally issued notices.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations covering security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply.

(2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on scene patrol personnel. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.

[CGD01-97-004, 63 FR 16117, Apr. 2, 1998]

(a) Location. The following waters within the Boston Captain of the Port Zone, 1000 yards ahead and astern, and 100 yards on each side of any designated escorted vessel, are established as safety and security zones: All waters of Boston Inner Harbor, including the waters of the Mystic River, Chelsea River, and Reserved Channel west of a line running from Deer Island Light, at position 42°2025 N, 070°5715 W, to Long Island, at position 42°1948 N, 070°5715 W, and west of the Long Island Bridge, running from Long Island to Moon Head.

(b) Escorted vessel definition. For the purposes of this section, escorted vessels operating in Boston Harbor include the following: Any vessels deemed to be in need of escort protection by the Captain of the Port, Boston for security reasons.

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §§165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston.

(2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels.

[CGD01-01-227, 67 FR 20912, Apr. 29, 2002, as amended by CGD01-01-227, 67 FR 63265, Oct. 11, 2002]

(a) Location. All waters of Cape Cod Bay and land adjacent to those waters enclosed by a line beginning at position 41°5659.3 N, 070°3458.5 W; thence to 1°5712.2 N, 070°3441.9 W; thence to 41°5642.3 N, 070°3400.1 W; thence to 41°5629.5 N, 070°3414.5 W.

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §§165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston.

(2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels.

(3) No person may enter the waters or land area within the boundaries of the safety and security zones unless previously authorized by the Captain of the Port, Boston or his authorized patrol representative.

[CGD01-02-002, 67 FR 37693, May 30, 2002, as amended by USCG-2009-0311, 74 FR 50925, Oct. 2, 2009]

(a) Location. The following areas are permanent safety and security zones:

(1) Reserved Channel, Boston Harbor. All waters of Boston Harbor within one hundred fifty (150) yards off the bow and stern and one hundred (100) yards abeam of any vessel moored at the Massachusetts Port Authority Black Falcon Terminal;

(2) Boston Inner Harbor. All waters of Boston Harbor within one hundred (100) feet of the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command (ISC) Boston piers and;

(3) Salem Harbor. All waters of Salem Harbor within a two-hundred and fifty (250) yard radius of the center point of the PG & E Power Plant Terminal Wharf, Salem, MA, located at 42°31.33 N, 070°52.67 W when a vessel is moored at this pier. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.23 and §165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston.

(2) All vessel operators shall comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels.

(3) No person may enter the waters or land area within the boundaries of the safety and security zones unless previously authorized by the Captain of the Port, Boston or his authorized patrol representative.

[CGD01-02-016, 67 FR 45909, July 11, 2002, as amended by USCG-2009-0416, 74 FR 27441, June 10, 2009]

(a) Location—(1) Regulated navigation areas. All waters within a 1,000 meter radius of the geographical positions set forth in paragraph (a)(3) of this section are designated as regulated navigation areas.

(2) Safety and security zones. All waters within a 500-meter radius of the geographic positions set forth in paragraph (a)(3) of this section are designated as safety and security zones.

(3) Coordinates. (i) The geographic coordinates forming the loci for the regulated navigation areas, safety and security zones for the Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port are: 42°2338 N, 070°3531 W; and 42°2356 N, 070°3700 W (NAD 83).

(ii) [Reserved]

(b) Definitions. As used in this section—

Authorized representative means a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston.

Deepwater port means any facility or structure meeting the definition of deepwater port in 33 CFR 148.5.

Dredge means fishing gear consisting of a mouth frame attached to a holding bag constructed of metal rings or mesh.

Support vessel means any vessel meeting the definition of support vessel in 33 CFR 148.5.

Trap means a portable, enclosed device with one or more gates or entrances and one or more lines attached to surface floats used for fishing. Also called a pot.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to all vessels operating in the regulated navigation areas set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, except—

(1) Those vessels conducting cargo transfer operations with the deepwater ports whose coordinates are provided in paragraph (a)(3) of this section,

(2) Support vessels operating in conjunction therewith, and

(3) Coast Guard vessels or other law enforcement vessels operated by or under the direction of an authorized representative of the COTP Boston.

(d) Regulations. (1) No vessel may anchor, engage in diving operations, or commercial fishing using nets, dredges, traps (pots), or use of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the regulated navigation areas set forth in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations in §§165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within the safety and security zones designated in paragraph (a)(2) of this section is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Boston, or his/her authorized representative.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (d)(2) of this section, tankers and support vessels, as defined in 33 CFR 148.5, operating in the vicinity of NEGDWP are authorized to enter and move within such zones in the normal course of their operations following the requirements set forth in 33 CFR 150.340 and 150.345, respectively.

(4) All vessels operating within the safety and security zones described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section must comply with the instructions of the COTP or his/her authorized representative.

[USCG-2007-0087, 73 FR 34194, June 17, 2008, as amended by USCG-2009-0589, 75 FR 51377, Aug. 20, 2010]

Editorial Note: By USCG-2009-0589, 75 FR 51377, Aug. 20, 2010, §165.117 was amended by revising paragraph (a)(3); however, the amendment could not be incorporated due to inaccurate amendatory instruction.

The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for the events listed in Table 1 of this section. These regulations in this section will be enforced for the duration of each event, on or about the dates indicated in Table 1 of this section. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the effective period of the regulations in this section with respect to each event, the geographical description of each regulated area, and details concerning the nature of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels involved will be made to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners and/or Broadcast Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then the exact dates and times of the enforcement will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Mariners should consult the Federal Register or their LNM to remain apprised of minor schedule or event changes. First Coast Guard District LNM can be found at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/. The Sector Boston Marine Events schedule can also be viewed electronically at: http://www.homeport.uscg.mil. Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Table 1 of this section are still required to submit a marine event permit application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15.

(a) The Coast Guard may patrol each event area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “PATCOM.” Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Boston.

(b) Vessels may not transit the regulated areas without Patrol Commander approval. Vessels permitted to transit must operate at a no wake speed, in a manner which will not endanger participants or other crafts in the event.

(c) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the movement of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through the LNM, unless authorized by an official patrol vessel.

(d) The Patrol Commander may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(e) The Patrol Commander may delay or terminate any marine event in this subpart at any time it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life or property. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation or participant behavior.

(f) For all fireworks displays listed below, the regulated area is that area of navigable waters within a 350-yard radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display, unless modified in the LNM at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(g) For all swimming events listed, vessels not associated with the event shall maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from the participants.

Table 1

      
6.0June
6.1   Sand and Sea Festival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Salisbury Beach Partnership, Inc.
     Date: A one-night event on Saturday during the last weekend of June, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Salisbury Beach within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°50.6 N, 70°48.4 W (NAD 83).
6.2   St. Peter's Fiesta Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: St. Peters Fiesta.
     Date: A one-night event on Saturday during the last weekend of June, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Gloucester Harbor, Stage Fort Park, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site on the beach located at position 42°36.3 N, 070°40.5 W (NAD 83).
6.3   Surfside Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Salisbury Beach Partnership and Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: Every Saturday from June through September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Salisbury Beach, MA, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°50.6 N, 070°48.4 W (NAD 83).
6.4   Cohasset Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Bill Burnett.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the last weekend of June, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 08:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
     Location: All waters in the vicinity of Cohasset Harbor around Sandy Beach, within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°15.6 N, 070°48.1 W.
   42°15.5 N, 070°48.1 W.
   42°15.4 N, 070°47.9 W.
   42°15.4 N, 070°47.8 W.
6.5   Hull Youth Football Carnival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Hull Youth Football.
     Date: A one-night event on the third or fourth weekend of June, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters within a 450-foot radius of the fireworks barge located approximately 500 feet of off Nantasket Beach, Hull MA located at position 42°16.6 N, 070°51.7 W (NAD 83).
7.0July
7.1   City of Lynn 4th of July Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Firework Display.
     Sponsor: City of Lynn.
     Date: July 3rd, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Nahant Bay, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°27.62 N, 070°55.58 W (NAD 83).
7.2   Gloucester July 4th Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: The Gloucester Fund.
     Date: July 3rd, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Gloucester Harbor, Stage Fort Park, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site on the beach located at position 42°36.3 N, 070°40.5 W (NAD 83).
7.3   Manchester by the Sea Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Manchester Parks and Recreation Department.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Manchester Bay within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site barge located at position 42°35.03 N, 070°45.52 W (NAD 83).
7.4   Weymouth 4th of July Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Weymouth 4th of July Committee.
     Date: Friday or Saturday during the first weekend before July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Weymouth Fore River, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°15.5 N, 070°56.1 W (NAD 83).
7.5   Beverly 4th of July Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Beverly Harbormaster.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Beverly Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch barge located at position 42°32.62 N, 070°52.15 W (NAD 83).
7.6   Beverly Farms 4th of July Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Farms-Pride 4th of July Committee.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Manchester Bay within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site near West Beach located at position 42°33.84 N, 070°48.5 W (NAD 83).
7.7   Boston Pops Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Boston 4 Celebrations.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Charles River within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barges located in the vicinity of position 42°21.47 N, 071°05.03 W (NAD 83).
7.8   City of Salem Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: City of Salem.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Salem Harbor, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located on Derby Wharf at position 42°31.15 N, 070°53.13 W (NAD 83).
7.9   Marblehead 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Marblehead.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Marblehead Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°30.34 N, 070°50.13 W (NAD 83).
7.10   Plymouth 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: July 4 Plymouth, Inc.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Plymouth Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°57.3 N, 070°38.3 W (NAD 83).
7.11   Town of Nahant Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Nahant.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Nahant Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site on Bailey's Hill Park located at position 42°25.1 N, 070°55.8 W (NAD 83).
7.12   Town of Revere Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Revere.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Broad Sound, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at Revere Beach at position 42°24.5 N, 070°59.47 W (NAD 83).
7.13   Yankee Homecoming Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Yankee Homecoming.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the last weekend of July or first weekend of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Merrimack River, within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°48.97 N, 070°52.68 W (NAD 83).
7.14   Hingham 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Hingham Lions Club.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters within a 350-yard radius of the beach on Button Island located at position 42°15.07 N, 070°53.03 W (NAD 83).
7.15   Ipswich Independence Day Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Trustees of the Foundation.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Ipswich Bay within a 350-yard radius of the beach located at position 42°41.43 N, 070°46.49 W (NAD 83).
7.16   Salisbury Maritime Festival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Salisbury Beach Partnership, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the third weekend of July, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Salisbury Beach within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°50.6 N, 070°48.4 W (NAD 83).
7.17   Salisbury 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: July 4th, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Salisbury Beach within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at position 42°50.6 N, 070°48.4 W (NAD 83).
7.18   Charles River 1-Mile Swim  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Charles River Swimming Club, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event held on the second Sunday in July, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
   Location: All waters of Charles River between the Longfellow Bridge and the Harvard Bridge within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°21.7 N, 071°04.8 W.
   42°21.7 N, 071°04.3 W.
   42°22.2 N, 071°07.3 W.
   42°22.1 N, 070°07.4 W.
7.19   Swim Across America Boston  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Swim Across America.
     Date: A one-day event on Friday during the third week of July, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Boston Harbor between Rowes Warf and Little Brewster Island within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°21.4 N, 071°03.0 W.
   42°21.5 N, 071°02.9 W.
   42°19.8 N, 070°53.6 W.
   42°19.6 N, 070°53.4 W.
7.20   Joppa Flats Open Water Mile  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Newburyport YMCA.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the last week of July, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Merrimack River located in the Joppa Flats within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°48.6 N, 070°50.9 W.
   42°48.6 N, 070°49.4 W.
   42°48.0 N, 070°49.4 W.
   42°48.0 N, 070°57.0 W.
7.21   Swim Across America Nantasket Beach  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Swim Across America.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the third week of July, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Massachusetts Bay near Nantasket Beach within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°16.7 N, 070°51.9 W.
   42°16.9 N, 070°51.3 W.
   42°16.3 N, 070°50.5 W.
   42°16.1 N, 070°51.0 W.
8.0August
8.1   Beverly Homecoming Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Beverly Harbormaster.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the first weekend of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Beverly Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°32.62 N, 070°52.15 W (NAD 83).
8.2   Celebrate Revere Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Revere.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the first weekend of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at Revere Beach at position 42°24.5 N, 070°59.47 W (NAD 83).
8.3   Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Gloucester Fisherman Athletic Association.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the Second week of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Western Harbor, within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°36.6 N, 070°40.3 W.
   42°36.5 N, 070°40.2 W.
   42°36.4 N, 070°40.7 W.
   42°36.5 N, 070°40.7 W.
8.4   Urban Epic Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Tri-Maine/Urban Epic Events.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the second week of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Dorchester Bay within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°18.9 N, 071°02.0 W.
   42°18.9 N, 071°01.8 W.
   42°19.5 N, 071°01.8 W.
   42°19.8 N, 071°02.2 W.
8.5   Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: New England Marathon Swimming Association.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the third week of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Gloucester Harbor within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°35.3 N, 070°39.8 W.
   42°35.9 N, 070°39.2 W.
   42°35.9 N, 070°39.8 W.
   42°35.3 N, 070°40.2 W.
8.6   Boston Light Swim  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Boston Light Swim.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the second week of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Boston Harbor between the L Street Bath House and Little Brewster Island within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°19.7 N, 071°02.2 W.
   42°19.9 N, 071°10.7 W.
   42°19.8 N, 070°53.6 W.
   42°19.6 N, 070°53.4 W.
8.7   Sharkfest Swim  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Enviro-Sports Productions, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the last week of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Old Harbor from near Columbia Point to Carson Beach within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°19.1 N, 071°02.2 W.
   42°19.2 N, 071°01.9 W.
   42°19.7 N, 071°02.8 W.
   42°19.4 N, 071°02.9 W.
8.8   The Boston Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Wilkinson Enterprises, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event on the second or third weekend of August, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Boston Inner Harbor, Piers Park East Boston to Columbus Park, Boston, Ma within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°21.7 N, 071°02.1 W.
   42°21.6 N, 071°02.8 W.
   42°21.7 N, 071°02.8 W.
   42°21.8 N, 071°02.4 W.
9.0September
9.1   Gloucester Schooner Festival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Stage Fort Park Gloucester.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the first weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Gloucester Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the launch site on the beach located at position 42°36.3 N, 070°40.5 W (NAD 83).
9.2   Plymouth Yacht Club Celebration Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Plymouth Yacht Club.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the first weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Plymouth Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 41°22.3 N, 070°39.4 W (NAD 83).
9.3   Somerville Riverfest Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Federal Realty Investment Trust.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the last weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Mystic River within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°23.9 N, 071°04.8 W (NAD 83).
9.4   Mayflower Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Fast Forward Race Management.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the first weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Plymouth Inner Harbor within the following points (NAD 83):
   41°58.3 N, 070°40.6 W.
   41°58.7 N, 070°39.1 W.
   41°56.8 N, 070°37.8 W.
   41°57.1 N, 070°39.2 W.
9.5   Plymouth Rock Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Fast Forward Race Management.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the first weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Plymouth Inner Harbor within the following points (NAD 83):
   41°58.3 N, 070°40.6 W.
   41°58.7 N, 070°39.1 W.
   41°56.8 N, 070°37.8 W.
   41°57.1 N, 070°39.2 W.
9.6   Duxbury Beach Triathlon  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Duxbury Beach Triathlon.
     Date: A one-day event on Saturday during the third weekend of September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 08:30 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Duxbury Bay on the south side of the Powder Point Bridge within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°02.8 N, 070°39.1 W.
   42°03.0 N, 070°38.7 W.
   42°02.8 N, 070°38.6 W.
   42°02.7 N, 070°39.0 W.
9.7   Boston Harbor Sharkfest Swim  Event Type: Swim.
     Sponsor: Enviro-Sports Productions, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event on a Saturday during the second or third weekend in September, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
     Location: All waters of Boston Inner Harbor, Piers Park East Boston to Fan Pier, South Boston, Ma within the following points (NAD 83):
   42°21.7 N, 071°02.1 W.
   42°21.8 N, 071°02.4 W.
   42°21.3 N, 071°02.9 W.
   42°21.3 N, 071°02.3 W.
10.0October
10.1   Intercontinental Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Intercontinental Hotel.
     Date: A one-day event on Sunday during the last weekend of October, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
   Location: All waters of Boston Inner Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°21.2 N, 071°03 W (NAD 83).
12.0December
12.1   First Night Boston Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: First Night, Inc.
     Date: A one-day event on New Year's Eve, as specified in the USCG District 1 Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
     Location: All waters of Boston Inner Harbor within a 350-yard radius of the fireworks barge located at position 42°21.7 N, 071°02.6 W (NAD 83).

[USCG-2011-0109, 76 FR 69626, Nov. 9, 2011]

(a) Location. (1) All waters of Rhode Island Sound within a 1/2 mile radius of any high interest vessel while the vessel is anchored within 1/2 mile of the point Latitude 41°25 N, Longitude 71°23 W in the Narragansett Bay Precautionary Area.

(2) All waters of Rhode Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, the Providence and Taunton Rivers 2 miles ahead and 1 mile astern, and extending 1000 yards on either side of any high interest vessel transiting Narragansett Bay, or the Providence and Taunton Rivers.

(3) All waters and land within a 1000-yard radius of any high interest vessel moored at a waterfront facility in the Providence Captain of the Port zone.

(b) High interest vessels defined. For purposes of this section, high interest vessels operating in the Providence Captain of the Port zone include the following: barges or ships carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), chlorine, anhydrous ammonia, or any other cargo deemed to be high interest by the Captain of the Port, Providence.

(c) Regulations. (1) Entry into or movement within these zones, including below the surface of the water, during times in which high interest vessels are present and the zones are enforced is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Providence or authorized representative.

(2) The general regulations covering safety and security zones in §§165.23 and 165.33, respectively, of this part apply.

(3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP, and the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard personnel. On-scene Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels.

[CGD01-02-065, 67 FR 56224, Sept. 3, 2002, as amended by USCG-2013-0060, 78 FR 67030, November 8, 2013]

(a) Description of the regulated navigation area (RNA). The Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) encompasses all of the navigable waters of Narragansett Bay north of the COLREGS demarcation line and west of the Mt. Hope Bridge, and all of the navigable waters of the Providence River from Conimicut Point to the Providence hurricane barrier.

(b) Regulations. (1) All commercial vessels must:

(i) Maintain a minimum 10% of the vessel's draft as an under-keel clearance when not assisted by tugs, or when not moored at an assigned berth. Under-keel clearance is the minimum clearance available between the deepest point on the vessel and the bottom of the waterway, in calm water.

(ii) Have at least one mile of visibility to transit the Providence River between 41°4301.4 N; 071°2041.7 W (Conimicut Light (LLNR 18305)) and 41°4738.8 N; 071°2246.7 W (Channel Light 42 (LLNR 18580)).

(2) Vessels over 65 feet in length inbound for berths in the Providence River are required to make Safety Signal (SECURITE) calls on both VHF channels 13 and 16 at the following geographic locations:

(i) Pilot Boarding Area;

(ii) Abeam of Castle Hill;

(iii) Abeam of Sandy Point;

(iv) Abeam of 41°4301.4 N; 071°2041.7 W (Conimicut Point Light (LLNR 18305));

(v) Abeam of Sabin Point; and

(vi) Upon mooring.

(3) Vessels over 65 feet in length inbound for berths in Mount Hope Bay or in the Taunton River are required to make SECURITE calls on both VHF channels 13 and 16 at the following geographic locations:

(i) Pilot Boarding Area;

(ii) Abeam of Castle Hill;

(iii) Abeam of Sandy Point; and

(iv) At position 41°3932.4 N;071°14 02.6 W (Mount Hope Bay Junction Lighted Gong Buoy “MH” (LLNR 18790)).

(4) Vessels over 65 feet in length outbound for sea down the Providence River Channel shall make SECURITE calls on VHF channels 13 and 16 at the following geographic locations:

(i) One-half hour prior to departure from the berth;

(ii) At departure from the berth;

(iii) Abeam of Sabin Point;

(iv) Abeam of Gaspee Point; and

(v) Abeam of position 41°4301.4 N; 071°2041.7 W (Conimicut Light (LLNR 18305)).

(5) Vessels over 65 feet in length outbound for sea down from Mount Hope Bay through Narragansett Bay are required to make SECURITE calls on VHF channels 13 and 16 at the following geographic locations:

(i) One-half hour prior to departure from the berth;

(ii) At departure from the berth; and

(iii) At position 41°3932.4 N;071°14 02.6 W (Mount Hope Bay Junction Lighted Gong Buoy “MH” (LLNR 18790)).

(6) Vessels 65 feet and under in length, and all recreational vessels, when meeting deep draft commercial vessel traffic in all locations within this RNA shall keep out of the way of the oncoming deep draft commercial vessel. Nothing in this regulation, however, relieves a vessel of any duty prescribed in the Inland Navigation Rules (set forth in 33 U.S.C. 2005 et seq.)

(7) The Captain of the Port (COTP) Southeastern New England may authorize a deviation from these regulations. Parties wishing to request a deviation must do so in advance by contacting the COTP Southeastern New England, at 508-457-3211, or via VHF Channel 13 (156.7 MHz), or VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Any person or vessel receiving permission from the COTP to deviate from these regulations must comply with any specific instructions provided by the COTP.

(c) Enforcement. Violations of this RNA should be reported to the COTP Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211. Persons found in violation of these regulations may be subject to civil or criminal penalties as provided for in 33 U.S.C. 1232.

[USCG-2009-0143, 75 FR 15347, Mar. 29, 2010]

(a) Location. The following areas are security zones: All navigable waters within the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, extending from the surface to the sea floor:

(1) Within a 200-yard radius of any cruise ship that is underway and is under escort of U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement personnel or designated representative, or

(2) Within a 100-yard radius of any cruise ship that is anchored, at any berth or moored.

(b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section—

Cruise ship means a passenger vessel as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(22), that is authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and is 200 or more feet in length. A cruise ship under this section will also include ferries as defined in 46 CFR 2.10-25 that are authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and are 200 feet or more in length.

Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The designated representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel, or onboard Federal, state, or a local agency vessel that is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard.

Southeastern New England COTP Zone is as defined in 33 CFR 3.05-20.

(c) Enforcement. The security zones described in this section will be activated and enforced upon entry of any cruise ship into the navigable waters of the United States (see 33 CFR 2.36(a) to include the 12 NM territorial sea) in the Southeastern New England COTP zone. This zone will remain activated at all times while a cruise ship is within the navigable waters of the United States in the Sector Southeastern New England COTP Zone. In addition, the Coast Guard may broadcast the area designated as a security zone for the duration of the enforcement period via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart D, no person or vessel may enter or move within the security zones created by this section unless granted permission to do so by the COTP Southeastern New England or the designated representative.

(2) All persons and vessels granted permission to enter a security zone must comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated representative. Emergency response vessels are authorized to move within the zone, but must abide by the restrictions imposed by the COTP or the designated representative.

(3) No person may swim upon or below the surface of the water within the boundaries of these security zones unless previously authorized by the COTP or his designated representative.

(4) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel or the designated representative, by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed.

(5) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the security zone shall contact the COTP or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 or 508-457-3211 (Sector Southeastern New England command center) to obtain permission to do so.

[USCG-2010-0803, 76 FR 41075, July 13, 2011]

(a) Location. The regulated navigation area encompasses all waters bounded by a line beginning at 41°3722.5 N, 070°5434.1 W; thence to 41°3714.4 N, 070°5419.6 W; thence to 41°3658.5 N, 070°5408.1 W; thence to 41°3645.0 N, 070°5426.9 W; thence along the shoreline and south side of the hurricane barrier to the beginning point.

(b) Regulations. (1) All vessels and persons are prohibited from activities that would disturb the seabed within the regulated navigation area, including but not limited to anchoring, dragging, trawling, and spudding. Vessels may otherwise transit or navigate within this area without reservation.

(2) The prohibition described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section shall not apply to vessels or persons engaged in activities associated with remediation efforts in the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, provided that the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Southeastern New England, is given advance notice of those activities by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

(c) Waivers. The Captain of the Port (COTP) Southeastern New England may, in consultation with the U.S. EPA, authorize a waiver from this section if he or she determines that the proposed activity can be performed without undue risk to environmental remediation efforts. Requests for waivers should be submitted in writing to Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, 1 Little Harbor Road, Woods Hole, MA, 02543, with a copy to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, New Bedford Harbor Remedial Project Manager, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (OSRR07), Boston, MA 02109, to facilitate review by the EPA and U.S. Coast Guard.

[USCG-2010-1119, 76 FR 35744, June 20, 2011]

(a) Naval Ammunition Depot Piers. The navigable waters within the following boundaries are a security zone: A line beginning on the shore at 40°2555.6 N, 074°0431.4 W; thence to 40°2654.0 N, 074°0353.0 W; thence to 40°2658.0 N, 074°0403.0 W; thence to 40°2756.0 N, 074°0324.0 W; thence to 40°2728.5 N, 074°0210.4 W; thence to 40°2629.5 N, 074°0251.2 W; thence to 40°2631.4 N, 074°0255.4 W; thence to 40°2527.1 N, 074°0339.7 W; thence northwest along the shoreline to the beginning point.

(b) Terminal Channel. The waters within the following boundaries are a security zone—A line beginning at 40°2741.2 N, 74°0246 W; then to 40°2827 N, 74°0217.2 W; then to 40°2821.1 N, 74°0200 W; then to 40°2807.8 N, 74°0222 W; then to 40°2739.8 N, 74°0241.4 W; then to the beginning.

(c) The following rules apply to the security zone established in paragraph (b) of this section (Terminal Channel) instead of the rule in §165.33(a):

(1) No vessel shall anchor, stop, remain or drift without power at anytime in the security zone.

(2) No vessel shall enter, cross, or otherwise navigate in the security zone when a public vessel, or any other vessel, that cannot safely navigate outside the Terminal Channel, is approaching or leaving the Naval Ammunition Depot Piers at Leonardo, New Jersey.

(3) Vessels may enter or cross the security zone, except as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section.

(4) No person may swim in the security zone.

[CGD 77-118a, 42 FR 35784, July 11, 1977. Redesignated by CGD 81-017, 46 FR 28154, May 26, 1981, and CGD 87-008b, 52 FR 25218, July 6, 1987; USCG-2007-0074, 74 FR 7191, Feb. 13, 2009]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 1,000 yard radius of the stern section of the sunken vessel EMPIRE KNIGHT, in approximate position 43°0619 N, 70°2709 W, (NAD 1983) and extending from the water's surface to the seabed floor.

(b) Effective date. This section is effective on August 23, 1996, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(2) All vessels and persons are prohibited from anchoring, diving, dredging, dumping, fishing, trawling, laying cable, or conducting salvage operations in this zone except as authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Portland, Maine. Innocent transit through the area within the safety zone is not affected by this regulation and does not require the authorization of the Captain of the Port.

(3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on scene patrol personnel. U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel via siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.

[CGD 01-95-141, 61 FR 60032, Nov. 26, 1996]

(a) Boundaries. The following is a regulated navigation area: The waters surrounding the Tomlinson Bridge and Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (I-95 Bridge) located within a line extending from a point A at 41°1750.35 N, 072°5434.37 W (the southeast corner of the Magellan Pink Tanks Terminal dock) thence along a line 126°T to point B at 41°1742.35 N, 072°5419.37 W (the southwest corner of the Gulf facility) thence north along the shoreline to point C at 41°1757.35 N, 072°5404.37 W (the northwest corner of the R & H Terminal dock) thence along a line 303°T to point D at 41°1805.35 N, 072°5421.37 W (the west bank of the mouth of the Mill River) thence south along the shoreline to point of origin. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) No person may operate a vessel or tow a barge in this Regulated Navigation Area in violation of these regulations.

(2) Applicability. The regulations apply to barges with a freeboard greater than ten feet and to any vessel towing or pushing these barges on outbound transits of the Tomlinson Bridge.

(3) Regulated barges may not transit the bridge—

(i) During the period from one hour to five hours after high water slack,

(ii) When the wind speed at the bridge is greater than twenty knots, and

(iii) With the barge being towed on a hawser, stern first.

(4) Regulated barges with a beam greater than fifty feet must be pushed ahead through the bridge.

(5) If the tug operator does not have a clear view over the barge when pushing ahead, the operator shall post a lookout on the barge with a means of communication with the operator.

(6) Regulated barges departing the Mill River may transit the bridge only between sunrise and sunset. Barges must be pushed ahead of the tug, bow first, with a second tug standing by to assist at the bow.

(7) Nothing in this section is intended to relieve any person from complying with:

(i) Applicable Navigation and Pilot Rules for Inland Waters;

(ii) Any other laws or regulations;

(iii) Any order or direction of the Captain of the Port.

(8) The Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound (COTP) may issue an authorization to deviate from any regulation in paragraph (b) of this section if the COTP determines that an alternate operation can be done safely.

(9) The COTP may temporarily close the RNA for any situation the COTP determines would create an imminent hazard to waterway users in the RNA. Entry into the RNA during temporary closure is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative. The COTP or designated representative may order the removal of any vessel or equipment within the RNA. To assure wide advance notice of each closure among affected mariners, the COTP may use means including, but not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. The COTP will announce the dates and times of the closure and whether exceptions will be authorized for emergency or other specific vessel traffic.

[CGD 79-034, 47 FR 29660, July 8, 1982, as amended by CGD 80-069, 47 FR 53368, Nov. 26, 1982. Redesignated by CGD 87-008b, 52 FR 25218, July 6, 1987, as amended by USCG-2012-0343, 77 FR 67565, Nov. 13, 2012]

(a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 as well as the following regulations apply to the fireworks displays, air shows, and swim events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to §165.151.

(2) These regulations will be enforced for the duration of each event. Notifications will be made to the local maritime community through all appropriate means such as Local Notice to Mariners or Broadcast Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Mariners should consult the Federal Register or their Local Notice to Mariners to remain apprised of schedule or event changes. First Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners can be found at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(3) Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to §165.151 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15. Each application must:

(i) Be submitted no less than 60 days before the date of the proposed event.

(ii) If the proposed event does not have a specified date the sponsor shall hold the event during the month it is listed in Tables 1 or 2 to §165.151.

(iii) For those proposed events listed in Table 1 to §165.151 to be held during the month of July, the event may take place during the final seven days of June.

(iv) Any proposed event not being held on the specified date or within the month listed in Tables 1 or 2 to §165.151 shall be considered a new marine event and the sponsor shall submit a new marine event application in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 no less than 135 days before the start of the event.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated representative. A “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Long Island Sound (LIS), to act on his or her behalf. The designated representative may be on an official patrol vessel or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(2) Official patrol vessels. Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the COTP.

(3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.

(c) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the regulated areas should contact the COTP at 203-468-4401 (Sector LIS command center) or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission to do so.

(d) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through the Local Notice to Mariners, unless authorized by COTP or designated representative.

(e) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel or the designated representative, by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(f) The COTP or designated representative may delay or terminate any marine event in this subpart at any time it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life or property.

(g) The regulated area for all fireworks displays listed in Table 1 to §165.151 is that area of navigable waters within a 1000 foot radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display, unless otherwise noted in Table 1 to §165.151 or modified in USCG First District Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(h) The regulated area for all air shows is the entire geographic area described as the location for that show unless otherwise noted in Table 1 to §165.151 or modified in USCG First District Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(i) Fireworks barges used in these locations will also have a sign on their port and starboard side labeled “FIREWORKS—STAY AWAY”. This sign will consist of 10 inch high by 1.5 inch wide red lettering on a white background. Shore sites used in these locations will display a sign labeled “FIREWORKS—STAY AWAY” with the same dimensions. These zones will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day a barge with a “FIREWORKS—STAY AWAY” sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a “FIREWORKS—STAY AWAY” sign is posted in a location listed in Table 1 to §165.151.

(j) For all swim events listed in Table 2 to §165.151, vessels not associated with the event shall maintain a separation of at least 100 yards from the participants.

Table 1 to §165.151

      
2February
2.1   Sag Harbor COC Winter Harbor Frost FireworksDate: A day during the first or second weekend of February from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.
   Location: Waters of Sag Harbor off Long Wharf St. Pier in Sag Harbor, NY in approximate position 41°0016.82 N, 072°1743.78 W (NAD 83).
4April
4.1   Bridgeport Bluefish April Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°1035 N 073°1058 W (NAD 83).
5May
5.1   Jones Beach Air Show  Date: The Thursday through Sunday before Memorial Day each May from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.
     Location: Waters of Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY. In approximate positions 40°3454 N, 073°3321 W, then running east along the shoreline of Jones Beach State Park to approximate position 40°3549 N, 073°2847 W; then running south to a position in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach at approximate position 40°3315 N, 073°3309 W; then running West to approximate position 40°3505 N, 073°2834 W; then running North to the point of origin. (NAD 83).
5.2   Greenport Spring Fireworks  Date: A day during the last week of May or First week of June.
     Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport, NY in approximate position 41°0559.09 N, 072°2131.44 W (NAD 83).
6June
6.1   Barnum Festival Fireworks  Date: last Saturday in June
     Rain Date: following Saturday
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Bridgeport Harbor, Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°904 N, 073°1249 W (NAD 83).
6.2   Town of Branford Fireworks  Location: Waters of Branford Harbor, Branford, CT in approximate position, 41°1530 N, 072°4922 W (NAD 83).
6.3   Vietnam Veterans/Town of East Haven Fireworks  Location: Waters off Cosey beach, East Haven, CT in approximate position, 41°1419 N, 072°529.8 W (NAD 83).
6.4   Salute to Veterans Fireworks  Date: The third Saturday of June.
     Rain date: The fourth Saturday of June.
     Location: Waters of Reynolds Channel off Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°3536.62 N, 073°3520.72 W (NAD 83).
6.5   Cherry Grove Arts Project Fireworks  Date: A single day during the first two weeks of June.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Cherry Grove, NY in approximate position 40°3949.06 N, 073°0527.99 W (NAD 83).
6.6   Bridgeport Bluefish June Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°1035 N, 073°1058 W (NAD 83).
7July
7.1   Point O'Woods Fire Company Summer Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Point O'Woods, NY in approximate position 40°3918.57 N, 073°085.73 W (NAD 83).
7.2   Cancer Center for Kids Fireworks  Location: Waters off of Bayville, NY in approximate position 40°5438.20 N, 073°3456.88 W (NAD 83).
7.3   City of Westbrook, CT July Celebration Fireworks  Location: Waters of Westbrook Harbor, Westbrook, CT in approximate position, 41°1610.50 N, 072°2614 W (NAD 83).
7.4   Norwalk Fireworks  Location: Waters off Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT in approximate position, 41°0450 N, 073°2322 W (NAD 83).
7.5   Lawrence Beach Club Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Lawrence Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY in approximate position 40°3442.65 N, 073°4256.02 W (NAD 83).
7.6   Sag Harbor Fireworks  Location: Waters of Sag Harbor Bay off Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, NY in approximate position 41°0026 N, 072°179 W (NAD 83).
7.7   South Hampton Fresh Air Home Fireworks  Location: Waters of Shinnecock bay, Southampton, NY in approximate positions, 40°5148 N, 072°2630 W (NAD 83).
7.8   Westport Police Athletic league Fireworks  Location: Waters off Compo Beach, Westport, CT in approximate position, 41°0615 N, 073°2057 W (NAD 83).
7.9   City of Middletown Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Connecticut River, Middletown Harbor, Middletown, CT in approximate position 41°3344.47 N, 072°3837.88 W (NAD 83).
7.10   City of New Haven Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Long Warf Park, New Haven, CT in approximate position 41°1724 N, 072°5455.8 W (NAD 83).
7.11   City of Norwich July Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Thames River, Norwich, CT in approximate position, 41°3116.835 N, 072°0443.327 W (NAD 83).
7.12   City of Stamford Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Fisher's Westcott cove, Stamford, CT in approximate position 41°0209.56 N, 073°3057.76 W (NAD 83).
7.13   City of West Haven Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of New Haven Harbor, off Bradley Point, West Haven, CT in approximate position 41°1507 N, 072°5726 W (NAD 83).
7.14   CDM Chamber of Commerce Annual Music Fest Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters off of Cedar Beach Town Park, Mount Sinai, NY in approximate position 40°5759.58 N, 073°0157.87 W (NAD 83).
7.15   Davis Park Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Davis Park, NY in approximate position, 40°4117 N, 073°0020 W (NAD 83).
7.16   Fairfield Aerial Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT in approximate position 41°0822 N, 073°1402 W (NAD 83).
7.17   Fund in the Sun Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY in approximate position 40°4007.43 N, 073°0413.88 W (NAD 83).
7.18   Independence Day Celebration Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters off of Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY in approximate position 41°0144 N, 071°5713 W (NAD 83).
7.19   Jones Beach State Park Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters off of Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY in approximate position 40°3456.676 N, 073°3031.186 W (NAD 83).
7.20   Madison Cultural Arts Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off of, Madison, CT in approximate position 41°1610 N, 072°3630 W (NAD 83).
7.21   Mason's Island Yacht Club Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Fisher's Island Sound, Noank, CT in approximate position 41°1930.61 N, 071°5748.22 W (NAD 83).
7.22   Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, Patchogue, NY in approximate position, 40°4438 N, 073°0033 W (NAD 83).
7.23   Riverfest Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of the Connecticut River Hartford, CT in approximate positions, 41°4539.93 N, 072°3949.14 W (NAD 83).
7.24   Village of Asharoken Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Northport Bay, Asharoken, NY in approximate position, 41°5554.04 N, 073°2127.97 W (NAD 83).
7.25   Village of Port Jefferson Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Port Jefferson Harbor Port Jefferson, NY in approximate position 40°5710.11 N, 073°0428.01 W (NAD 83).
7.26   Village of Quoque Foundering Anniversary Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Location: Waters of Quantuck Bay, Quoque, NY in approximate position 40°4842.99 N, 072°3720.20 W (NAD 83).
7.27   City of Long Beach Fireworks  Location: Waters off Riverside Blvd, City of Long Beach, NY in approximate position 40°3438.77 N, 073°3941.32 W (NAD 83).
7.28   Great South Bay Music Festival Fireworks  Location: Waters of Great South Bay, off Bay Avenue, Patchogue, NY in approximate position 40°4445 N, 073°0025 W (NAD 83).
7.29   Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Thames River New London, CT in approximate positions Barge 1, 41°2103.03 N, 072°524.5 W Barge 2, 41°2051.75 N, 072°518.90 W (NAD 83).
7.30   Shelter Island Fireworks  Location: Waters of Gardiner Bay, Shelter Island, NY in approximate position 41°0439.11 N, 072°2201.07 W (NAD 83).
7.31   Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks  Location: Waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY in approximate position 41°115.49 N, 072°1127.50 W (NAD 83).
7.32   Town of North Hempstead Bar Beach Fireworks  Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor, North Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°4954 N, 073°3914 W (NAD 83).
7.33   Groton Long Point Yacht Club Fireworks  Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Groton, CT in approximate position 41°1805 N, 072°0208 W (NAD 83).
7.34   Devon Yacht Club Fireworks  Date: A day during the first week of July.
     Location: Waters of Napeague Bay, in Block Island Sound off Amagansett, NY in approximate position 40°5941.40 N, 072°0608.70 W (NAD 83).
7.35   Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Location: Waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY in approximate position 40°5342.50 N, 073°3004.30 W (NAD 83).
7.36   Friar's Head Golf Club Fireworks  Date: A day during the first two weeks of July.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Baiting Hollow, NY in approximate position, 40°5819.53 N, 072°4345.65 W (NAD 83).
7.37   Islip Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date July 5.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off Bay Shore Manor Park, Islip, NY in approximate position 40°4224 N, 073°1424 W (NAD 83).
7.38   Madison Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: The Saturday following July 4.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off Madison Beach, Madison, CT in approximate position 41°1603.93 N, 072°3615.97 W (NAD 83).
7.39   Stratford Fireworks  Date: July 3.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound surrounding Short Beach Park, Stratford, CT in approximate position 41°0950.82 N, 073°0647.13 W (NAD 83).
7.40   Rowayton Fireworks  Date: July 4.
     Rain date: July 5.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound south of Bayley Beach Park in Rowayton, CT in approximate position 41°0311 N, 073°2641 W (NAD 83).
7.41   Niantic Bay Fireworks  Date: A day during the first three weeks of July.
     Location: Waters of Niantic Bay 1500 feet west of the Niantic River Railroad Bridge, Niantic, CT in approximate position 41°1922.59 N, 072°1103.47 W (NAD 83).
7.42   Connetquot River Summer Fireworks  Date: A day during the first Week of July.
     Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY in approximate position 40°4332.38 N, 073°902.64 W (NAD 83).
7.43   North Bay Fourth of July Fireworks  Date: July, 4.
     Rain Date: July, 5.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay in Patchogue Bay 4000 feet south east of Blue Point, NY in approximate position 40°446.28 N, 073°0102.50 W (NAD 83).
7.44   National Golf Links Fireworks  Date: A day during the first week of July.
     Location: Waters of the Great Peconic Bay 3/4 of a mile northwest of Bullhead Bay, Shinnecock, NY in approximate position 40°5511.79 N, 072°2804.34 W (NAD 83).
7.45   Xirinachs Family Foundation Fireworks  Date: A day during the first two weekends of July.
     Location: Waters of Hunting Bay off Beach Ave. Huntington Bay, NY in approximate position 40°5423.27 N, 73°2508.04 W (NAD 83).
7.46   Irwin family 4th of July  Date: A day during the last week of June or first week of July.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Helm Rd. East Islip, NY in approximate position 40°4212.28 N, 73°1200.08 W (NAD 83).
7.47   Westbrook July Celebration  Date: A day during the last week of June or first week of July.
     Location: Water of Long Island Sound Westbrook Harbor, West Brook, CT in approximate position 41°1610 N, 72°2614 W (NAD 83).
7.48   Bridgeport Bluefish July Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°1035 N, 073°1058 W (NAD 83).
8August
8.1   Village of Bellport Fireworks  Location: Waters of Bellport Bay, off Bellport Dock, Bellport, NY in approximate position 40°4501.83 N, 072°5550.43 W (NAD 83).
8.2   Taste of Italy Fireworks  Location: Waters of Norwich Harbor, off Norwich marina, Norwich, CT in approximate position 41°3117.72 N, 072°0443.41 W (NAD 83).
8.3   Old Black Point Beach Association Fireworks  Location: Waters off Old Black Point Beach East Lyme, CT in approximate position, 41°1734.9 N, 072°1255 W (NAD 83).
8.4   Town of Babylon Fireworks  Location: Waters off of Cedar Beach Town Park, Babylon, NY in approximate position 40°3753 N, 073°2012 W (NAD 83).
8.5   Shelter Island Yacht Club Fireworks  Date: The second Saturday of August.
     Rain date: the second Sunday of August.
     Location: Waters of Dering Harbor north of Shelter Island Yacht Club, Shelter Island, NY in approximate position 41°0523.47 N, 072°2111.18 W (NAD 83).
8.6   Stamford Fireworks  Date: The last Saturday of August.
     Rain date: The last Sunday of August.
     Location: Waters of Stamford Harbor, off Kosciuszco Park, Stamford, CT in approximate position 41°0148.46 N, 073°3215.32 W (NAD 83).
8.7   Nikon Theater at Jones beach Fireworks  Date: A day during the first two weeks of August.
     Location: Waters of Zacks Bay off the Nikon Theater, Jones Beach, NY in approximate position 40°3602.12 N, 073°3005.65 W (NAD 83).
8.8   Ascension Fireworks  Date: A day during the third or fourth weekend of August.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay off The Pines, East Fire Island, NY in approximate position 40°4007.43 N, 073°0413.88 W (NAD 83).
8.9   Bridgeport Bluefish August Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°1035 N, 073°1058 W (NAD 83).
9September
9.1   East Hampton Fire Department Fireworks  Location: Waters off Main Beach, East Hampton, NY in approximate position 40°5640.28 N, 072°1121.26 W (NAD 83).
9.2   Town of Islip Labor Day Fireworks  Location: Waters of Great South Bay off Bay Shore Marina, Islip, NY in approximate position 40°4224 N, 073°1424 W (NAD 83).
9.3   Village of Island Park Labor Day Celebration Fireworks  Location: Waters off Village of Island Park Fishing Pier, Village Beach, NY in approximate position 40°3630.95 N, 073°3922.23 W (NAD 83).
9.4   The Creek Fireworks  Date: A day during the first week of September.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound off the Creek Golf Course, Lattingtown, NY in approximate position 40°5413 N, 073°3558 W (NAD 83).
9.5   Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Fireworks  Date: A day during the last week of September or first week of October.
     Location: Water of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach Town Park Port Washington, NY in approximate position 40°4942 N, 073°3907 W (NAD 83).
9.6   Port Washington Sons of Italy Fireworks  Location: Waters of Hempstead Harbor off Bar Beach, North Hempstead, NY in approximate position 40°4948.04 N, 073°3924.32 W (NAD 83).
9.7   Bridgeport Bluefish September Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Pequannock River's Lower Reach surrounding Steel Point in Bridgeport, CT in approximate position 41°1035 N, 073°1058 W (NAD 83).
11November
11.1   Charles W. Morgan Anniversary Fireworks  Date: A day during the first or second weekend of November.
     Location: Waters of the Mystic River, north of the Mystic Seaport Light, Mystic, CT in approximate position 41°2156.455 N, 071°5758.32 W (NAD 83).
11.2   Christmas Boat Parade Fireworks  Location: Waters of Patchogue Bay off “Lombardi's on the Bay” restaurant Patchogue, NY in approximate position 40°4439.18 N 073°0037.80 W (NAD 83).
11.3   Connetquot River Fall Fireworks  Location: Waters of the Connetquot River off Snapper Inn Restaurant, Oakdale, NY in approximate position 40°4332.38 N, 073°0902.64 W (NAD 83).
12December
12.1   Greenport Winter Fireworks  Date: From 11:45 p.m. December 31, until 12:30 a.m. January 1.
     Location: Waters of Greenport Harbor off Mitchell Park and Marina, Greenport NY, in approximate position 41°0559.09 N 072°2131.44 W (NAD 83).

Table 2 to §165.151

[June, July & August]

      
1.1   Swim Across the Sound  Location: Waters of Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT. in approximate positions 40°5811.71 N, 073°0551.12 W, north-westerly to the finishing point at Captain's Cove Seaport 41°0925.07 N, 073°1247.82 W (NAD 83).
1.2   Huntington Bay Open Water Championships Swim  Location: Waters of Huntington Bay, NY. In approximate positions start/finish at approximate position 40°5425.8 N, 073°2428.8 W, East turn at approximate position 40°5445 N 073°2336.6 W and a West turn at approximate position 40°5431.2 N, 073°2521 W, °0925.07 N 073°1247.82 W (NAD 83).
1.3   Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim  Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, NY. Starting Point at the Fire Island Lighthouse Dock in approximate position 40°3801 N, 073°1307 W; northerly through approximate points 40°3852 N, 073°1309 W; 40°3940 N, 073°1330 W; 40°4030 N, 073°1400 W; and finishing at Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, NY at approximate position 40°4225 N, 073°1452 W (NAD 83).
1.4   Waves of Hope Swim  Date: A day during the last week of June or first two weeks of July.
     Time: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Great South Bay off Amityville, NY shoreward of a line created by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°3922.38 N, 073°2531.63 W, then to 40°3902.18 N, 073°2531.63 W, then to 40°3902.18 N, 073°2403.81 W, ending at 40°3918.27 N, 073°2403.81 W (NAD 83).
1.5   Stonewall Swim  Date: A day during a weekend in August.
     Time: 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
     Location: All navigable waters of the Great South Bay within a three miles long and half mile wide box connecting Snedecor Avenue in Bayport, NY to Porgie Walk in Fire Island, NY. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°4340.24 N, 073°0341.50 W; then to 40°4340.00 N, 073°0313.40 W; then to 40°4004.13 N, 073°0343.81 W; then to 40°4008.30 N, 073°0317.70 W; and ending at the beginning point 40°4340.24 N, 073°0341.5 W (NAD 83).
1.6   Swim Across America Greenwich  Date: A single day during June.
     Time: 5:30 a.m. until noon.
     Location: All navigable waters of Stamford Harbor within a half miles long and 1000 foot wide polygon shaped box stretching from Dolphin Cove to Rocky Point between Stamford and Greenwich, CT. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at point (A) 41°0132.03 N, 073°338.93 W, then south east to point (B) 41°0115.01 N, 073°3255.58 W; then south west to point (c) 41°0049.25N, 073°3320.36 W; then north west to point (D) 41°0058.00 N, 073°3327.00 W, then north east to point (E) 41°0115.80 N, 073°3309.85 W, then heading north and ending at point (A)(NAD 83).
1.7   US Coast Guard Triathlon Swim  Date: A single day during August.
     Location: All navigable waters of the Thames River, New London Harbor off Fort Trumbull State Park around a half mile long course that is west of the Federal navigation channel in New London, CT. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at point (A) 41°2040.03 N, 072°0532.15 W; then east to point (B) 41°2040.08 N, 072°0522.03 W, then north to point (C) 41°2048.29N, 072°0523.19 W; then north west to point (D) 41°2050.84 N, 072°0529.29 W, then south west to end point (E) 41°2046.41 N, 072°0535.77 W, (NAD 83).

[USCG-2008-0384, 77 FR 6958, Feb. 10, 2012, as amended by USCG-2012-1036, 78 FR 31406, May 24, 2013]

(a) Regulated Navigation Area location. All waters of the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, as delineated in 33 CFR 3.05-35, extending seaward 12 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline, are established as a regulated navigation area (RNA).

(b) Applicability. This section applies to all vessels operating within the RNA excluding public vessels.

(c) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

Commercial service means any type of trade or business involving the transportation of goods or individuals, except service performed by a combatant vessel.

Ferry means a vessel that:

(1) Operates in other than ocean or coastwise service;

(2) Has provisions only for deck passengers or vehicles, or both;

(3) Operates on a short run on a frequent schedule between two points over the most direct water route; and

(4) Offers a public service of a type normally attributed to a bridge or tunnel.

Public vessels means vessels owned or bareboat chartered and operated by the United States, or by a State or political subdivision thereof, or by a foreign nation, except when such vessel is engaged in commercial service.

Territorial sea baseline means the line defining the shoreward extent of the territorial sea of the United States drawn according to the principles, as recognized by the United States, of the Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, 15 U.S.T. 1606, and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 21 I.L.M. 1261. Normally, the territorial sea baseline is the mean low water line along the coast of the United States.

(d) Regulations. (1) Speed restrictions in the vicinity of Naval Submarine Base New London and Lower Thames River. Unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), vessels of 300 gross tons or more may not proceed at a speed in excess of eight knots in the Thames River from New London Harbor channel buoys 7 and 8 (Light List numbers 21875 and 21880 respectively) north through the upper limit of the Naval Submarine Base New London Restricted Area, as that area is specified in 33 CFR 334.75(a). The U.S. Navy and other Federal, State and municipal agencies may assist the U.S. Coast Guard in the enforcement of this rule.

(2) Enhanced communications. Vessels of 300 gross tons or more and all vessels engaged in towing barges must issue securité calls on marine band or Very High Frequency (VHF) radio channel 16 upon approach to the following locations:

(i) Inbound approach to Cerberus Shoal; and

(ii) Outbound approach to Race Rock Light (USCG Light List No. 19815).

(3) All vessels operating within the RNA that are bound for a port or place located in the United States or that must transit the internal waters of the United States, must be inspected to the satisfaction of the U. S. Coast Guard, before entering waters within three nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline. Vessels awaiting inspection will be required to anchor in the manner directed by the COTP. This section does not apply to vessels operating exclusively within the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and COTP Zone, vessels on a single voyage which depart from and return to the same port or place within the RNA, all towing vessels engaged in coastwise trade, vessels in innocent passage not bound for a port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and all vessels not engaged in commercial service whose last port of call was in the United States. Vessels requiring inspection by the COTP may contact the COTP via marine band or Very High Frequency (VHF) channel 16, telephone at (203) 468-4401, facsimile at (203) 468-4418, or letter addressed to Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound, 120 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512.

(4) All vessels operating within the RNA that are bound for a port or place located in the United States or that must transit the internal waters of the United States, must obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP) before entering waters within three nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline. Vessels awaiting COTP authorization to enter waters within three nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline will be required to anchor in the manner directed by the COTP. This section does not apply to vessels operating exclusively within the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and COTP Zone, vessels on a single voyage which depart from and return to the same port or place within the RNA, all towing vessels engaged in coastwise trade, vessels in innocent passage not bound for a port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and all vessels not engaged in commercial service whose last port of call was in the United States. Vessels may request authorization from the COTP by contacting the COTP via marine band or Very High Frequency (VHF) channel 16, telephone at (203) 468-4401, facsimile at (203) 468-4418, or letter addressed to Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound, 120 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512.

(5) Vessels over 1,600 gross tons operating in the RNA within three nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline that are bound for a port or place located in the United States or that must transit the internal waters of the United States must receive authorization from the COTP prior to transiting or any intentional vessel movements, including, but not limited to, shifting berths, departing anchorage, or getting underway from a mooring. This section does not apply to vessels in innocent passage not bound for a port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(6) Ferry vessels. Vessels of 300 gross tons or more are prohibited from entering all waters within a 1200-yard radius of any ferry vessel transiting in any portion of the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and COTP Zone without first obtaining the express prior authorization of the ferry vessel operator, master, COTP, or the designated COTP on-scene patrol.

(7) Vessels engaged in commercial service. No vessel may enter within a 100-yard radius of any vessel engaged in commercial service while that vessel is transiting, moored, or berthed in any portion of the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and COTP zone, without the express prior authorization of the vessel's operator, master, COTP, or the designated COTP on-scene representative.

(8) Bridge foundations. Any vessel operating beneath a bridge must make a direct, immediate and expeditious passage beneath the bridge while remaining within the navigable channel. No vessel may stop, moor, anchor or loiter beneath a bridge at any time. No vessel may approach within a 25-yard radius of any bridge foundation, support, stanchion, pier or abutment except as required for the direct, immediate and expeditious transit beneath a bridge.

(9) This section does not relieve any vessel from compliance with applicable navigation rules.

[CGD01-02-104, 68 FR 48802, Aug. 15, 2003, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11213, Mar. 16, 2009]

The following areas are designated safety and security zones:

(a) Security zones. (1) Dominion Millstone Nuclear Power Plant, Waterford, CT.

(i) All navigable waters of Long Island Sound, from surface to bottom, North and Northeast of a line running from Bay Point, at approximate position 41°1834.20 N, 072°1024.60 W, to Millstone Point at approximate position 41°1815.00 N, 072°957.60 W (NAD 83).

(ii) All navigable waters of Long Island Sound, from surface to bottom, West of a line starting at 41°1842 N, 072°0939 W, running south to the Eastern most point of Fox Island at approximate position 41°1824.11 N, 072°0939.73 W (NAD 83).

(2) Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, CT.

(i) Location. All navigable waters of the Thames River, from surface to bottom, West of the Electric Boat Corporation Shipyard enclosed by a line beginning at a point on the shoreline at 41°2016 N, 72°0447 W; then running West to 41°2016 N, 72°0457 W; then running North to 41°2026 N, 72°0457 W; then Northwest to 41°2028.7 N, 72°0501.7 W; then North-Northwest to 41°2053.3 N, 72°0504.8 W; then North-Northeast to 41°2102.9 N, 72°0504.9 W; then East to a point on shore at 41°2102.9 N, 72°0458.2 W (NAD 83).

(ii) Application. Sections 165.33(a), (e), (f) shall not apply to public vessels or to vessels owned by, under hire to, or performing work for the Electric Boat Division when operating in the security zone.

(3) Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CT. All navigable waters of the Thames River, from surface to bottom, West of the Groton Naval Submarine Base New London, enclosed by a line beginning at a point on the shoreline at 41°2315.8 N, 72°0517.9 W; then to 41°2315.8 N, 72°0522 W; then to 41°2325.9 N, 72°0529.9 W; then to 41°2333.8 N, 72°0534.7 W; then to 41°2337.0 N, 72°0538.0 W; then to 41°2341.0 N, 72°0540.3 W; then to 41°2347.2 N, 72°0542.3 W; then to 41°2353.8 N, 72°0543.7 W; then to 41°2359.8 N, 72°0543.0 W; then to 41°2412.4 N, 72°0543.2 W; then to a point on the shoreline at 41°2414.4 N, 72°0538 W; then along the shoreline to the point of beginning (NAD 83).

(4) U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT.

(i) Location. All navigable waters of the Thames River, from surface to bottom, in a 500-yard radius from Jacobs Rock, approximate position 41°2222 N, 072°0540 W (NAD 83).

(ii) Enforcement period. This rule will be enforced during visits by high-ranking officials and times of heighted security.

(iii) Notification. The Captain of the Port will notify the maritime community of periods during which this security zone will be enforced by all appropriate means such as Local Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information Radio Broadcasts or on scene notice.

(5) U.S. Coast Guard Vessels, Long Island Sound COTP Zone. All navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of any anchored U.S. Coast Guard vessel. For the purposes of this section, U.S. Coast Guard vessels includes any commissioned vessel or small boat in the service of the regular U.S. Coast Guard and does not include Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels.

(b) Safety zones. (1) Coast Guard Station Fire Island, Long Island, NY. All waters of Fire Island Inlet from the shore out to a line beginning at a point on shore at 40°3731.4 N, 073°1541.1 W; then North to 40°3735.6 N, 073°1543.1 W; then East to 40°3736.7 N, 073°1539.8 W; then East to 40°3737.8 N, 073°1536.6 W; then East to 40°3741.1 N, 073°1533.5 W; then Southeast to 40°3739.7 N, 073°1527.0 W; then Southeast to 40°3737.5 N, 073°1522.1 W; then Southeast to 40°3737.6 N, 073°1519.1 W; then Southeast to point on shore at 40°3733.9 N, 073°1520.8 W (NAD 83).

(2) [Reserved]

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in §165.23 and §165.33 of this part apply. Entering into, remaining within or cause an article or thing to enter into or remain within these safety and security zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

(2) These safety and security zones are closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or a designated representative. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the security zones must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the designated representative.

(3) The “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his/her behalf. The on-scene representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel, a state or local law enforcement vessel, or other designated craft, or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the security zones shall request permission to do so by contacting the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401, or via VHF Channel 16.

[USCG-2008-0384, 77 FR 6961, Feb. 10, 2012]

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area: All waters of East Rockaway Inlet in an area bounded by lines drawn from position 40°3456 N, 073°4519 W, (approximate position of Silver Point breakwater buoy, LLNR 31500) running north to a point of land on the northwest side of the inlet at position 40°3528 N, 073°4612 W, thence easterly along the shore to the east side of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, State Route 878, over East Rockaway Inlet, thence across the bridge to the south side of East Rockaway Inlet, thence westerly along the shore and across the water to the beginning.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.10, 165.11, and 165.13 apply.

(2) In accordance with the general regulations, the following regulations apply to vessels carrying petroleum products in excess of 250 barrels:

(i) The vessel must have plans in place to maintain a minimum of two feet under keel clearance at all times.

(ii) A vessel requiring a nighttime transit through East Rockaway Inlet may only do so only after receiving approval from the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.

(iii) Vessels are prohibited from transiting East Rockaway Inlet if a small craft advisory or greater has been issued for the area unless specific approval is received from the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.

(iv) In an emergency, any vessel may deviate from the regulations in this section to the extent necessary to avoid endangering the safety of persons, the environment, and or property. If deviation from the regulations is necessary, the master or their designee shall inform the Coast Guard as soon as it is practicable to do so.

(c) Waivers. (1) The Captain of the Port Long Island Sound may, upon request, waive any regulation in this section.

(2) An application for a waiver must state the need for the waiver and describe the proposed vessel operations through the Regulated Navigation Area.

[USCG-2008-0085, 74 FR 57887, Nov. 10, 2009]

(a) Regulations. The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 as well as the following regulations apply to the fireworks displays and swim events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to §165.160. These regulations will be enforced for the duration of each event. Notifications will be made to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. Mariners should consult the Federal Register or their Local Notice to Mariners to remain apprised of schedule or event changes. First Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners can be found at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/. The Captain of the Port Sector New York Marine Events schedule can also be viewed electronically at www.homeport.uscg.mil/newyork. Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Tables 1 and 2 to §165.160 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated representative. A “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Captain of the Port, Sector New York (COTP), to act on his or her behalf. The designated representative may be on an official patrol vessel or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(2) Official patrol vessels. Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the COTP.

(3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.

(b) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the regulated areas shall contact the COTP or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 or (718) 354-4353 (Sector New York command center) to obtain permission to do so.

(c) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through the Local Notice to Mariners, unless authorized by COTP or designated representative.

(d) Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel or the designated representative, by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(e) The COTP or designated representative may delay or terminate any marine event in this subpart at any time it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life or property.

(f) The regulated area for all fireworks displays listed in Table 1 to §165.160 is that area of navigable waters within a 360 yard radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display, unless otherwise noted in TABLE 1 to §165.160 or modified in USCG First District Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

(g) Fireworks barges used in these locations will also have a sign on their port and starboard side labeled “Fireworks—Stay Away”. This sign will consist of 10 inch high by 1.5 inch wide red lettering on a white background. Shore sites used in these locations will display a sign labeled “Fireworks—Stay Away” with the same dimensions. These zones will be enforced from 6 p.m. (E.S.T.) to 1 a.m. (E.S.T.) each day a barge with a “Fireworks—Stay Away” sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a “Fireworks—Stay Away” sign is posted in a location listed in TABLE 1 to §165.160.

(h) For all swim events listed in Table 2 to §165.160, vessels not associated with the event shall maintain a separation of at least 100 yards from the participants.

Table 1 to §165.160

1.0Hudson River
1.1   Macy's 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks.
     Date: July 4th.
     Rain Date: July 5th.
     Location: All waters of the Hudson River bounded by a line drawn east from approximate position 40°4635.43 N, 074°0037.53 W in New Jersey, to approximate position 40°4616.98 N, 073°5952.34 W in New York, thence south along the Manhattan shoreline to approximate position 40°4448.98 N, 074°0041.06 W, then west to approximate position 40°4455.91 N, 074°0124.94 W, (NAD 83). Then north along the New Jersey shoreline and back to the point of origin.
2.0New York Harbor
2.1   Liberty Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4116.5 N 074°0223 W (NAD 1983), located in Federal Anchorage 20-C, about 360 yards east of Liberty Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.2   Ellis Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located between Federal Anchorages 20-A and 20-B, in approximate position 40°4145 N 074°0209 W (NAD 1983) about 365 yards east of Ellis Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.3   South Ellis Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4139.9 N 074°0233.7 W (NAD 1983), about 260 yards south of Ellis Island. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
2.4   South Beach, Staten Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3511 N 074°0342 W (NAD 1983), about 350 yards east of South Beach, Staten Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.5   Raritan Bay Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3004 N 074°1535 W (NAD 1983), about 240 yards east of Raritan River Cutoff Channel Buoy 2 (LLNR 36595). This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
2.6   Coney Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A land shoot from the south end of Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island in approximate position 40°3411 N 073°5900 W (NAD 1983). This Safety Zone is a 250-yard radius from the launch site.
2.7   Arthur Kill, Elizabeth, NJ Safety Zone  Launch site: A land shoot located in Elizabeth, New Jersey in approximate position 40°3850 N 074°1058 W (NAD 1983), about 675 yards west of Arthur Kill Channel Buoy 20 (LLNR 36780). This Safety Zone is a 150-yard radius from the launch site.
2.8   Rockaway Beach Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3428.2 N 073°5000 W (NAD 1983), 350 yards off of Beach 116th Street. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.9   Rockaway Inlet Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3419.1 N 073°5443.5 W (NAD 1983). 1200 yards south of Point Breeze. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.10   Pierhead Channel, NJ Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3918.8 N 074°0439.1 W (NAD 1983), approximately 350 yards north of the Kill Van Kull Channel. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.11   Midland Beach, Staten Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3412 N 074°0429.6 W (NAD 1983), approximately 800 yards southeast of Midland Beach. This Safety Zone is a 500-yard radius from the barge.
2.12   Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3052.1 N 074°1058.8 W (NAD 1983), approximately 540 yards east of Wolfes Pond Park. This Safety Zone is a 500-yard radius from the barge.
2.13   Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, Staten Island Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3446.3 N 074°0402.0 W (NAD 1983), approximately 1150 yards west of Hoffman Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
2.14   Fort Hamilton Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°3600 N 074°0142.5 W (NAD 1983), approximately 1400 yards southeast of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
2.15   Liberty State Park Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4120.32 N 074°0329.35 W (NAD 1983), approximately 334 yards south of Pier 7, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
3.0Western Long Island Sound
3.1   Peningo Neck, Western Long Island Sound safety zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5621 N 073°4123 W (NAD 1983), approximately 525 yards east of Milton Point, Peningo Neck, New York. This Safety Zone is a 300-yard radius from the barge.
3.2   Satans Toe, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch Site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5521 N 073°4341 W (NAD 1983), approximately 635 yards northeast of Larchmont Harbor (East Entrance) Light 2 (LLNR 25720). This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
3.3   Larchmont, NY, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5445 N 073°4455 W (NAD 1983), approximately 450 yards southwest of the entrance to Horseshoe Harbor. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
3.4   Manursing Island, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5747 N 073°4006 W (NAD 1983), approximately 380 yards north of Rye Beach Transport Rock Buoy 2 (LLNR 25570). This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
3.5   Glen Island, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5312 N 073°4633 W (NAD 1983), approximately 350 yards east of the northeast corner of Glen Island, New York. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
3.6   Twin Island, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A land shoot located on the east end of Orchard Beach, New York in approximate position 40°5210 N 073°4707 W (NAD 1983). This Safety Zone is a 200-yard radius from the launch site.
3.7   Davenport Neck, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in Federal Anchorage 1-A in approximate position 40°5346 N 073°4604 W (NAD 1983), approximately 360 yards north of Emerald Rock Buoy (LLNR 25810). This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
3.8   Glen Cove, Hempstead Harbor Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5158 N 073°3934 W (NAD 1983), approximately 500 yards northeast of Glen Cove Breakwater Light 5 (LLNR 27065). This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
3.9   Bar Beach, Hempstead Harbor Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4950 N 073°3912 W (NAD 1983), approximately 190 yards north of Bar Beach, Hempstead Harbor, New York. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
3.10   Larchmont Harbor (north), Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5521.8 N 073°4421.7 W (NAD 1983), approximately 560 yards north of Umbrella Rock. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
3.11   Orchard Beach, The Bronx Safety Zone  Launch site: All waters of Long Island Sound in an area bound by the following points: 40°5143.5 N 073°4736.3 W; thence to 40°5212.2 N 073°4713.6 W; thence to 40°5202.5 N 073°4647.8 W; thence to 40°5132.3 N 073°4709.9 W (NAD 1983), thence to the point of origin.
3.12   Larchmont Harbor (south), Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5516 N 073°4415 W (NAD 1983), approximately 440 yards north of Umbrella Rock, Larchmont Harbor, New York. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
3.13   Sands Point Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5203 N 073°4339 W (NAD 1983), northeast of Hart Island, in the vicinity of Sands Point, New York. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
3.14   Echo Bay, Western Long Island Sound Safety Zone  Launch site: A shore launch located in approximate position 40°5434.41 N 073°4556.61 W (NAD 1983), southeast portion of Harrison Island, New York. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
4.0East River
4.1   Wards Island, East River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4657.8 N 073°5528.6 W (NAD 1983), approximately 330 yards north of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triborough Bridge) Bridge. This Safety Zone is a 150-yard radius from the barge.
4.2   Newtown Creek, East River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°44 24 N 073°5800 W (NAD 1983), approximately 785 yards south of Belmont Island. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
4.3   Corlears, East River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4234.53 N 073°5833.37 W (NAD 1983), approximately 570 yards south of the Williamsburg Bridge, 250 yards west of Railroad Avenue, Corlears Hook, New York. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
4.4   Seaport, East River Safety Zone  Launch site: All waters of the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge and north of a line drawn from the southwest corner of Pier 3, Brooklyn, to the southeast corner of Pier 6, Manhattan.
5.0Hudson River
5.1   Pier 60, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4449 N 074°0102 W (NAD 1983), approximately 500 yards west of Pier 60, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.2   The Battery, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4200 N 074°0117 W (NAD 1983), approximately 500 yards south of The Battery, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.3   Battery Park City, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4239 N 074°0121 W (NAD 1983), approximately 480 yard southwest of North Cove Yacht Harbor, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.4   Pier 90, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4611.8 N 074°0014.8 W (NAD 1983), approximately 375 yards west of Pier 90, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.5   Yonkers, NY, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5614.5 N 073°5433 W (NAD 1983), approximately 475 yards northwest of the Yonkers Municipal Pier, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.6   Hastings-on-Hudson, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5944.5 N 073°5328 W (NAD 1983), approximately 425 yards west of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.7   Pier D, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4257.5 N 074°0134 W (NAD 1983), approximately 375 yards southeast of Pier D, Jersey City, New Jersey. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.8   Pier 54, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4431 N 074°0100 W (NAD 1983), approximately 380 yards west of Pier 54, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.9   Pier 84, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4556.9 N 074°0025.4 W (NAD 1983), approximately 380 yards west of Pier 84, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.10   Peekskill Bay, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 41°1716 N 073°5618 W (NAD 1983), approximately 670 yards north of Travis Point. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.11   Jersey City, NJ, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4237.3 N 074°0141.6 W (NAD 1983), approximately 420 yards east of Morris Canal Little Basin. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.12   Newburgh, NY, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 41°3001.2 N 073°5942.5 W (NAD 1983), approximately 930 yards east of Newburgh, New York. This Safety Zone is a 360-yard radius from the barge.
5.13   Poughkeepsie, NY, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 41°4224.50 N 073°5644.16 W (NAD 1983), approximately 420 yards north of the Mid Hudson Bridge. This Safety Zone is a 300-yard radius from the barge.
5.14   Pier 40, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°4330 N 074°0106.7 W (NAD 1983), in the vicinity of the Holland Tunnel Ventilator, 530 yards south of Pier 40, Manhattan, New York. This Safety Zone is a 240-yard radius from the barge.
5.15   Fort Tryon Park, Hudson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5152 N 073°5624 W (NAD 1983), approximately 1750 yards north of the George Washington Bridge. This Safety Zone is a 180-yard radius from the barge.
6.0Hutchinson River
6.1   Bronx, NY Hutchinson River Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°5231 N 073°4924 W (NAD 1983). This Safety Zone is a 120-yard radius from the barge.
7.0Navesink River
7.1   Keyport, NJ, Safety ZoneLaunch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°2624 N 074°1218 W (NAD 1983), approximately 200 yards north of Keyport, NJ. This Safety Zone is a 150-yard radius from the barge.
7.2   Rumson, NJ, Safety Zone  Launch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°2239.1 N 074°0107.3 W (NAD 1983), approximately 600 yards south of the Oceanic Bridge. This Safety Zone is a 300-yard radius from the barge.
7.3   Red Bank, NJ, Safety ZoneLaunch site: A barge located in approximate position 40°2120 N 074°0410 W (NAD 1983), approximately 360 yards northwest of Red Bank, NJ. This Safety Zone is a 300-yard radius from the barge.

Table 2 to §165.160

1.0Hudson River
1.1   Hudson Valley Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event
     Date: The first weekend after the 4th of July.
     The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Ulster Landing, bound by the following points: 42°0003.7 N, 073°5643.1 W; thence to 41°5952.5 N, 073°5634.2 W thence to 42°0015.1 N, 073°5625.2 W thence to 42°0005.4 N, 073°5641.9 W thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
1.2   Newburgh Beacon Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: Last weekend in July.
     Rain Date: The first weekend in August.
     Location: Participants will cross the Hudson River between Newburgh and Beacon, New York approximately 1300 yards south of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridges.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
1.3   Hudson River Swim for Life  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: 2nd weekend in September.
     Location: Participants will cross the Hudson River in the vicinity of Nyack, New York between Lower Nyack Ledge and Kingsland Point, approximately 200 yards north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
1.4   Toughman Half Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: 2nd weekend in September.
     Location: Participants will swim in the vicinity of Croton Point Park, New York between Potato Rock and Harmon, New York from the shoreline out to 1000 yards.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
2.0East River
2.1   Brooklyn Bridge Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: 2nd or 3rd weekend in September.
     Location: Participants will swim between Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York crossing the East River along the Brooklyn Bridge.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
3.0Western Long Island Sound
3.1   Swim Across America  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: 4th weekend in July and 2nd weekend in August.
     Location: Participants will swim between Glen Cove and Larchmont, New York and an area of Hempstead Harbor between Glen Cove and the vicinity of Umbrella Point.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
4.0Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay
4.1   Ederle Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: 2nd or 3rd weekend in October.
     Location: Participants will swim between Manhattan, New York and the north shore of Sandy Hook, New Jersey transiting through the upper New York Bay, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and across the Lower New York Bay. The route direction is determined by the predicted tide state and direction of current on the scheduled day of the event.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.
4.2   Rose Pitonof Swim
     Event Type: Swim Event
     Date: The 2nd weekend in August.
     Location: Participants will swim between Manhattan, New York and the shore of Coney Island, New York transiting through the Upper New York Bay, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and south in the Lower New York Bay. The route direction is determined by the predicted tide state and direction of current on the scheduled day of the event.
     This Safety Zone includes all waters within a 100-yard radius of each participating swimmer.

[USCG-2010-1001, 76 FR 69617, Nov. 9, 2011]

(a) The following areas are established as safety zones:

(1) Safety Zone A—(i) Location. A moving safety zone for the Parade of Ships including all waters 500 yards ahead and astern, and 200 yards of each side of the designated column of parade vessels as it transits the Port of New York and New Jersey from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Riverside State Park on the Hudson River between West 137th and West 144th Streets, Manhattan.

(ii) Enforcement period. Paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section is enforced annually from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Memorial Day.

(2) Safety Zone B—(i) Location. A safety zone including all waters of the Hudson River between Piers 83 and 90, Manhattan, from the parade column east to the Manhattan shoreline.

(ii) Enforcement period. Paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section is enforced annually from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Memorial Day.

(3) Safety Zone C—(i) Location. A moving safety zone including all waters of the Hudson River within a 200-yard radius of each parade vessel upon its leaving the parade of ships until it is safely berthed.

(ii) Enforcement period. Paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section is enforced annually from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before Memorial Day.

(4) Safety Zone D—(i) Location. A safety zone including all waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: from the southeast corner of Pier 90, Manhattan, where it intersects the seawall, west to approximate position 40°4610 N 074°0013 W (NAD 1983), south to approximate position 40°4554 N 074°0025 W (NAD 1983), then east to the northeast corner of Pier 83 where it intersects the seawall.

(ii) Enforcement period. Paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section is enforced annually from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., from Friday through Monday, Memorial Day weekend.

(5) Safety Zone E—(i) Location. A moving safety zone including all waters 500 yards ahead and astern, and 200 yards on each side of the departing U.S. Navy Aircraft or Helicopter Carrier as it transits the Port of New York and New Jersey from its mooring at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Manhattan, to the COLREGS Demarcation line at Ambrose Channel Entrance Lighted Bell Buoy 2 (LLNR 34805).

(ii) Enforcement period. Paragraph (a)(5)(i) of this section is enforced annually on the Wednesday following Memorial Day. Departure time is dependent on tide, weather, and granting of authority for departure by the Captain of the Port, New York.

(b) Effective period. This section is effective annually from 8 a.m. on the Wednesday before Memorial Day until 4 p.m. on the Wednesday following Memorial Day.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene-patrol personnel. these personnel comprise commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U. S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.

[CGD1-98-170, 64 FR 24946, May 10, 1999]

(a) Location. The following areas are regulated navigation areas (RNA) or security zones:

(1) Wall Street Heliport RNA. All waters of the East River within the following boundaries: East of a line drawn between approximate position 40°4201 N, 074°0039 W (east of The Battery) to 40°4136 N, 074°0052 W (point north of Governors Island) and north of a line drawn from the point north of Governors Island to the southwest corner of Pier 7 North, Brooklyn; and south of a line drawn between 40°4214.8 N, 074°0020.3 W (Wall Street, Manhattan), and the northwest corner of Pier 2 North, Brooklyn (NAD 1983).

(2) Randalls and Wards Islands RNA: All waters of the East River between the Hell Gate Rail Road Bridge (mile 8.2), and a line drawn from a point at approximate position 40°4727.12 N, 073°5435.14 W (Lawrence Point, Queens) to a point at approximate position 40°4752.55 N, 073°5435.25 W (Port Morris Stacks), and all waters of the Bronx Kill southeast of the Bronx Kill Rail Road Bridge (mile 0.6) (NAD 1983).

(3) Marine Air Terminal, La Guardia Airport Security Zone: All waters of Bowery Bay, Queens, New York, south of a line drawn from the western end of La Guardia Airport at approximate position 40°4647 N, 073°5305 W to the Rikers Island Bridge at approximate position 40°4651 N, 073°5321 W and east of a line drawn between the point at the Rikers Island Bridge to a point on the shore in Queens, New York, at approximate position 40°4636 N, 073°5331 W (NAD 1983).

(4) United Nations Security Zone. All waters of the East River bound by the following points: 40°4437 N, 073°5816.5 W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), then east to 40°4434.5 N, 073°5810.5 W (about 180 yards offshore of Manhattan), then northeasterly to 40°4529 N, 073°5726.5 W (about 125 yards offshore of Manhattan at the Queensboro Bridge), then northwesterly to 40°4531 N, 073°5730.5 W (Manhattan shoreline at the Queensboro Bridge), then southerly along the shoreline to the starting point at 40°4437 N, 073°5816.5 W (NAD 1983).

(5) United Nations West Channel Closure Security Zone. All waters of the East River north of a line drawn from approximate position 40°4437 N, 073°5816.5 W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 40°4431.04 N, 073°5803.10 W (approximately 400 yards east of the Manhattan shoreline), all waters west of a line drawn from approximate position 40°4431.04 N, 073°5803.10 W (approximately 400 yards east of the Manhattan shoreline), to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island at approximate position 40°4457.96 N, 073°5741.57 W, then along the western shoreline of Roosevelt Island to the Queensboro Bridge, and all waters south of the Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983).

(6) United Nations Full River Closure RNA. All waters of the East River north of a line drawn from approximate position 40°4437 N, 073°5816.5 W (the base of East 35th Street, Manhattan), to approximate position 40°4423 N, 073°5744.5 W (Hunters Point, Long Island City), and south of the Queensboro Bridge (NAD 1983).

(b) Definitions. As used in this section—

Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP to act on the COTP's behalf. The designated representative may be on a Coast Guard vessel, or onboard a federal, state, or local agency vessel that is authorized to act in support of the Coast Guard.

Dignitary means the President or Vice President of the United States, or visiting heads of foreign states or governments.

(c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, no person or vessel may enter or move within a RNA or security zone created by this section during enforcement periods unless granted permission to do so by the COTP New York or the designated representative. Vessel operators and persons given permission to enter or operate in the RNA or security zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or the designated representative. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard or New York City police vessel by siren, radio, flashing lights, or other means, the operator of a vessel must proceed as directed, and follow any instructions to anchor or moor up to a waterfront facility.

(d) Enforcement. The security zone described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section is effective and will be enforced at all times. Coast Guard Sector New York will provide actual notice to mariners for the purpose of enforcement for the regulated navigation areas and security zones described in paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(5), and (a)(6). The Captain of the Port will also provide notice to the maritime public regarding the activation of these RNAs and security zones by appropriate means, which may include but are not limited to a Local Notice to Mariners or marine information broadcasts, and at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.

(e) Contact information. Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within a RNA or security zone shall telephone the COTP at (718) 354-4356 or the designated representative via VHF channel 16 to obtain permission to do so.

[USCG-2012-0202, 78 FR 53674, Aug. 30, 2013]

(a) Regulated navigation area. All navigable waters of the Hudson River south of the Troy Locks.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer, or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York.

(2) Horsepower (HP) means the total maximum continuous shaft horsepower of all the vessel's main propulsion machinery.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to tugs with less than 3,000 horsepower when engaged in towing operations.

(d) Regulations. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (c)(3) of this section, vessels less than 3,000 horsepower while engaged in towing operations are not authorized to transit that portion of the Hudson River south of the Troy Locks when ice thickness on average is eight inches or greater.

(2) All Coast Guard assets enforcing this Regulated Navigation Area can be contacted on VHF marine band radio, channel 13 or 16. The COTP can be contacted at (718) 354-4356, and the public may contact the COTP to suggest changes or improvements in the terms of this Regulated Navigation Area.

(3) All persons desiring to transit through a portion of the regulated area that has operating restrictions in effect must contact the COTP at telephone number (718) 354-4356 or on VHF channel 13 or 16 to seek permission prior to transiting the affected regulated area.

(4) The COTP will notify the public of any changes in the status of this Regulated Navigation Area by Marine Safety Information Broadcast on VHF-FM marine band radio, channel 22A (157.1 MHZ).

[USCG-2010-0794, 76 FR 8656, Feb. 15, 2011]

(a) Regulated area. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Upper New York Bay south of a line drawn from Pier A (Fireboat Station Pier), Battery Park City, in approximate position 40°4215.4 N 074°0106.8 W (NAD 1983) to the easternmost corner of the Ellis Island Security Zone, in approximate position 40°4157.6 N 074°0206.7 W (NAD 1983); north of a line drawn from Pier 7, Jersey City, NJ, in approximate position 40°4126.4 N 074°0317.3 W (NAD 1983) to Liberty Island Lighted Gong Buoy 29 (LLNR 34995), in approximate position 40°4102.2 N 074°0224.7 W (NAD 1983), on to Governor's Island Extension Light (LLNR 35000), in approximate position 40°4108.3 N 074°0135.4 W (NAD 1983); all waters of the East River north of a line drawn from Governors Island, in approximate position 40°4125.3 N 074°0042.5 W (NAD 1983) to the southwest corner of Pier 9A, Brooklyn; south of a line drawn from East 47th Street, Manhattan through the southern point of Roosevelt Island to 46 Road, Queens; and all waters of Newtown Creek west of the Pulaski Bascule Bridge.

(b) Activation period. This section is activated annually from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on July 4th. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather then this section is in effect from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on July 5th.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(2) No vessels, except the Staten Island Ferries, will be allowed to transit the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port, New York.

(3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene patrol personnel. These personnel comprise commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.

(4) Vessels equal to or greater than 20 meters (65.6 feet) in length, carrying persons for the purpose of viewing the fireworks, may take position in an area inside the safety zone, at least 200 yards off the bulkhead on the west bank and just off the pierhead faces on the east bank of the East River between the Williamsburg Bridge and North 9th Street, Brooklyn. This area is bound by the following points: 40°4245.5 N 073°5807.4 W; thence to 40°4250.4 N 073°5823.2 W; thence to 40°4323.1 N 073°5812.7 W; thence to 40°4321.5 N 073°5745.7 W; (NAD 1983) thence back to the point of beginning. All vessels must be in this location by 6:30 p.m. (e.s.t.) the day of the event.

[CGD01-00-242, 66 FR 20405, Apr. 23, 2001, as amended by CGD01-05-017, 70 FR 35536, June 21, 2005]

(a) Safety and security zones. The following waters within the New York Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone are safety and security zones:

(1) Indian Point Nuclear Power Station (IPNPS). All waters of the Hudson River within a 300-yard radius of the IPNPS pier in approximate position 41°1612.4 N, 073°5716.2 W (NAD 83).

(2) U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Shore Facilities. All waters within 100 yards of: Each moored, or anchored, Coast Guard Cutter; Coast Guard Station New York, Staten Island, NY; Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, NJ; Coast Guard Station Kings Point, NY; and Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New York, Bayonne, NJ.

(3) Part 105 Facilities—(i) Definition. For the purposes of this section, Part 105 Facility means any facility subject to the regulations contained in 33 CFR part 105, including those designated as “Public Access Facilities” as defined in 33 CFR 101.105. For public identification purposes, all of these facilities are required to have signs posted along the shoreline, facing the water, indicating that there is a 25 yard waterfront security zone surrounding the facilities.

(ii) Location. All waters within 25 yards of each Part 105 Facility. When a barge, ferry, or other commercial vessel is conducting transfer operations at a Part 105 Facility, the 25-yard zone is measured from the outboard side of the commercial vessel.

(iii) Regulations. (A) Vessels not actively engaged in passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations, or docking or undocking operations, authorized in advance by the Facility Security Plan, Facility Security Officer or designated representative, must not enter within any part of a zone described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section without the express permission of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, a designated representative or designated on-scene patrol personnel.

(B) Persons seeking Captain of the Port permission to enter within a particular zone for official business other than authorized passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations or authorized docking or undocking operations may request such authorization by contacting: Commander Coast Guard Sector New York, via the Sector Command Center (SCC), at: 212 Coast Guard Drive, Staten Island, NY 10305, or via fax to (718) 354-4125 or by contacting the Sector Command Center Duty Officer by phone at: (718) 354-4353.

(C) Vessels may transit through any portion of the zone that extends into the navigable channel for the sole purpose of direct and expeditious transit so long as they remain within the navigable channel, maintain the maximum safe distance from the Part 105 facility, and do not stop or loiter within the zone.

(4) Liberty and Ellis Islands. All waters within 150 yards of Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and the bridge between Liberty State Park and Ellis Island.

(5) Bridge Piers and Abutments, Overhead Power Cable Towers, Piers and Tunnel Ventilators. All waters within 25 yards of any bridge pier or abutment, overhead power cable tower, pier or tunnel ventilators south of the Troy, NY Locks. Vessels may transit through any portion of the zone that extends into the navigable channel for the sole purpose of direct and expeditious transit through the zone so long as they remain within the navigable channel, maintain the maximum safe distance from the waterfront facility and do not stop or loiter within the zone.

(6) New York City Passenger Ship Terminal, Hudson River, NY—(i) Location. All navigable waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: From the point 40°4609 N, 073°5948.7 W on the seawall midway between Pier 92 and 94, thence northwest to approximate position 40°4614 N, 074°0000.9 W, approximately 125 yards northwest of Pier 92, thence southwest to approximate position 40°4556.7 N, 074°0015.3 W, approximately 150 yards west of Pier 86, thence east to the seawall between Pier 84 and Pier 86 at approximate position 40°4549.6 N, 073°5958.1 W (NAD 1983), thence northeast along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(ii) Regulations. Vessels not actively engaged in passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations, or docking or undocking operations, authorized in advance by the Facility Security Plan, Facility Security Officer or designated representative, must not enter within any part of a zone described in paragraph (a)(6) of this section without the express permission of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, a designated representative or designated on-scene patrol personnel. Persons seeking Captain of the Port permission to enter within the zone described in paragraph (a)(6) of this section for official business other than authorized passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations or authorized docking or undocking operations may request such authorization by contacting: Commander Coast Guard Sector New York, via the Sector Command Center (SCC), at: 212 Coast Guard Drive, Staten Island, NY 10305, or via fax to (718) 354-4125 or by contacting the Sector Command Center Duty Officer by phone at: (718) 354-4353.

(7) La Guardia Airport, Bowery and Flushing Bays, Queens, NY. (i) Location: 200-Yard Zone. All waters of Bowery and Flushing Bays within approximately 200 yards of La Guardia Airport bound by the following points: Onshore at Steinway, Queens, in approximate position 40°4632.1 N, 073°5322.4 W, thence to 40°4652.8 N, 073°5309.3 W, thence to 40°4654.8 N, 073°5254.2 W, thence to 40°4659.3 N, 073°5251.3 W, thence to 40°4711.8 N, 073°5317.3 W, thence to 40°4713.0 N, 073°5316.1 W on Rikers Island, thence easterly along the Rikers Island shoreline to approximate position 40°4712.9 N, 073°5217.9 W, thence to 40°4716.7 N, 073°5209.2 W, thence to 40°4736.1 N, 073°5152.5 W, thence to 40°4735.1 N, 073°5150.5 W, thence to 40°4715.9 N, 073°5206.4 W, thence to 40°4714.5 N, 073°5203.1 W, thence to 40°4710.6 N, 073°5206.7 W, thence to 40°4701.9 N, 073°5202.4 W, thence to 40°4650.4 N, 073°5208.1 W, thence to 40°4626.8 N, 073°5118.5 W, thence to 40°4557.2 N, 073°5101.8 W, thence to 40°4551.2 N, 073°5059.6 W, thence to 40°4549.5 N, 073°5107.2 W, thence to 40°4558.8 N, 073°5113.2 W, thence to 40°4602.3 N, 073°5120.1 W, thence to 40°4548.4 N, 073°5137.0 W, (NAD 1983) thence along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(ii) Location: 100-Yard Zone. All waters of Bowery and Flushing Bays within approximately 100 yards of La Guardia Airport bound by the following points: Onshore at Steinway, Queens, in approximate position 40°4632.1 N, 073°5322.4 W, thence to 40°4650.6 N, 073°5307.3 W, thence to 40°4653.0 N, 073°5250.9 W, thence to 40°4657.6 N, 073°5247.9 W, thence to 40°4711.8 N, 073°5317.3 W, thence to 40°4713.0 N, 073°5316.1 W on Rikers Island, thence easterly along the Rikers Island shoreline to approximate position 40°4712.9 N, 073°5217.9 W, thence to 40°4716.7 N, 073°5209.2 W, thence to 40°4736.1 N, 073°5152.5 W, thence to 40°4735.1 N, 073°5150.5 W, thence to 40°4715.9 N, 073°5206.4 W, thence to 40°4714.5 N, 073°5203.1 W, thence to 40°4707.9 N, 073°5209.2 W, thence to 40°4701.4 N, 073°5206.1 W, thence to 40°4650.0 N, 073°5214.6 W, thence to 40°4622.2 N, 073°5116.0 W, thence to 40°4557.2 N, 073°5101.8 W, thence to 40°4552.4 N, 073°5100.2 W, thence to 40°4550.6 N, 073°5107.9 W, thence to 40°4558.8 N, 073°5113.2 W, thence to 40°4604.0 N, 073°5123.3 W, thence to 40°4551.2 N, 073°5138.8 W, (NAD 1983) thence along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(iii) Enforcement period. The zones described in paragraph (a)(7) of this section will be effective at all times. When port security conditions permit, the Captain of the Port will allow vessels to operate within that portion of the waters described in paragraph (a)(7)(i) that lies outside of the waters described in paragraph (a)(7)(ii). Authorization to enter the waters that lie between the outer boundaries of the zones described in paragraphs (a)(7)(i) and (a)(7)(ii) will be communicated by the Captain of the Port to the public by marine broadcast, or local notice to mariners, or notice posted at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.

(8) John F. Kennedy Airport, Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY. (i) Location: Bergen Basin. All waters of Bergen Basin north of 40°3926.4 N.

(ii) Location: Thurston Basin. All waters of Thurston Basin north of 40°3821.2 N.

(iii) Location: 200-Yard Zone. All waters of Jamaica Bay within approximately 200 yards of John F. Kennedy Airport bound by the following points: Onshore east of Bergen Basin, Queens, in approximate position 40°3849.0 N, 073°4909.1 W, thence to 40°3842.5 N, 073°4913.2 W, thence to 40°3800.6 N, 073°4735.1 W, thence to 40°3752.3 N, 073°4755.0 W, thence to 40°3750.3 N, 073°4753.5 W, thence to 40°3759.4 N, 073°4732.6 W, thence to 40°3746.1 N, 073°4707.2 W, thence to 40°3719.5 N, 073°4730.4 W, thence to 40°3705.5 N, 073°4703.0 W, thence to 40°3734.7 N, 073°4640.6 W, thence to 40°3720.5 N, 073°4623.5 W, thence to 40°3705.7 N, 073°4634.9 W, thence to 40°3654.8 N, 073°4626.7 W, thence to 40°3714.1 N, 073°4610.8 W, thence to 40°3736.9 N, 073°4552.8 W, thence to 40°3800.8 N, 073°4454.9 W, thence to 40°3805.1 N, 073°4500.3 W, (NAD 1983) thence along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(iv) Location: 100-Yard Zone. All waters of Jamaica Bay within approximately 100 yards of John F. Kennedy Airport bound by the following points: Onshore east of Bergen Basin, Queens, in approximate position 40°3849.0 N, 073°4909.1 W, thence to 40°3845.1 N, 073°4911.6 W, thence to 40°3802.0 N, 073°4731.8 W, thence to 40°3752.3 N, 073°4755.0 W, thence to 40°3750.3 N, 073°4753.5 W, thence to 40°3800.8 N, 073°4729.4 W, thence to 40°3747.4 N, 073°4702.4 W, thence to 40°3719.9 N, 073°4725.0 W, thence to 40°3710.0 N, 073°4703.7 W, thence to 40°3737.7 N, 073°4641.2 W, thence to 40°3722.6 N, 073°4621.9 W, thence to 40°3705.7 N, 073°4634.9 W, thence to 40°3654.8 N, 073°4626.7 W, thence to 40°3714.1 N, 073°4610.8 W, thence to 40°3740.0 N, 073°4555.6 W, thence to 40°3802.8 N, 073°4457.5 W, thence to 40°3805.1 N, 073°4500.3 W, (NAD 1983) thence along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(v) Enforcement period. The zones described in paragraphs (a)(8) of this section will be effective at all times. When port security conditions permit, the Captain of the Port will allow vessels to operate within that portion of the waters described in paragraph (a)(8)(iii) that lies outside of the waters described in paragraph (a)(8)(iv). Authorization to enter the waters that lie between the outer boundaries of the zones described in paragraphs (a)(8)(iii) and (a)(8)(iv) will be communicated by the Captain of the Port to the public by marine broadcast, local notice to mariners, or notice posted at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.

(9) NYPD Ammunition Depot, Rodman Neck, Eastchester Bay, NY. (i) Location: 150-Yard Zone. All waters of Eastchester Bay within approximately 150 yards of Rodman Neck bound by the following points: Onshore in approximate position 40°5130.4 N, 073°4814.9 W, thence to 40°5129.9 N, 073°4820.7 W, thence to 40°5116.9 N, 073°4822.5 W, thence to 40°5107.5 N, 073°4818.7 W, thence to 40°5054.2 N, 073°4811.1 W, thence to 40°5048.5 N, 073°4804.6 W, thence to 40°5049.2 N, 073°4756.5 W, thence to 40°5103.6 N, 073°4747.3 W, thence to 40°5115.7 N, 073°4746.8 W, thence to 40°5123.5 N, 073°4741.9 W, (NAD 1983) thence southwesterly along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(ii) Location: 100-Yard Zone. All waters of Eastchester Bay within approximately 100 yards of Rodman Neck bound by the following points: Onshore in approximate position 40°5130.4 N, 073°4814.9 W, thence to 40°5130.1 N, 073°4819.0 W, thence to 40°5116.8 N, 073°4820.5 W, thence to 40°5107.9 N, 073°4816.8 W, thence to 40°5054.9 N, 073°4809.0 W, thence to 40°5049.7 N, 073°4803.6 W, thence to 40°5050.1 N, 073°4757.9 W, thence to 40°5104.6 N, 073°4748.9 W, thence to 40°5115.9 N, 073°4748.4 W, thence to 40°5123.5 N, 073°4741.9 W, (NAD 1983) thence southwesterly along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(iii) Enforcement period. The zones described in paragraph (a)(9) of this section will be effective at all times. When port security conditions permit, the Captain of the Port will allow vessels to operate within that portion of the waters described in paragraph (a)(9)(i) that lies outside of the waters described in paragraph (a)(9)(ii). Authorization to enter the waters that lie between the outer boundaries of the zones described in paragraphs (a)(9)(i) and (a)(9)(ii) will be communicated by the Captain of the Port to the public by marine broadcast, local notice to mariners, or notice posted at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork.

(10) Port Newark/Port Elizabeth, Newark Bay, NJ. All waters of Newark Bay bound by the following points: 40°4149.9 N, 074°0732.2 W, thence to 40°4146.5 N, 074°0720.4 W, thence to 40°4110.7 N, 074°0745.9 W, thence to 40°4054.3 N, 074°0755.7 W, thence to 40°4036.2 N, 074°0803.8 W, thence to 40°4029.1 N, 074°0806.3 W, thence to 40°4021.9 N, 074°0810.0 W, thence to 40°3927.9 N, 074°0843.6 W, thence to 40°3921.5 N, 074°0850.1 W, thence to 40°3921.5 N, 074°0954.3 W, (NAD 1983) thence northerly along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(11) Global Marine Terminal, Upper New York Bay. All waters of Upper New York Bay between the Global Marine and Military Ocean Terminals, west of the New Jersey Pierhead Channel.

(12) Approaches to New York, Atlantic Ocean—(i) Location: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean between the Ambrose to Hudson Canyon Traffic Lane and the Barnegat to Ambrose Traffic Lane bound by the following points: 40°2129.9 N, 073°4441.0 W, thence to 40°2104.5 N, 073°4531.4 W, thence to 40°1528.3 N, 073°4413.8 W, thence to 40°1535.4 N, 073°4329.8 W, thence to 40°1921.2 N, 073°4253.0 W, (NAD 1983) thence to the point of origin.

(ii) Enforcement period. Enforcement periods for the zone in paragraph (a)(12) of this section will be announced through marine information broadcast or other appropriate method of communication and the zone is activated whenever a vessel is anchored in the area described in paragraph (a)(12)(i) or a Coast Guard patrol vessel is on-scene.

(iii) Regulations. (A) The area described in paragraph (a)(12) of this section is not a Federal Anchorage Ground. Only vessels directed by the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative to enter this zone are authorized to anchor here.

(B) Vessels do not need permission from the Captain of the Port to transit the area described in paragraph (a)(12) of this section during periods when that security zone is not being enforced.

(13) Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) Vessels—(i) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, LHG Vessel means any vessel constructed or converted to carry, in bulk, any of the flammable or toxic products listed in 33 CFR 127.005, Table 127.005.

(ii) Location. All waters within a 200-yard radius of any LHG Vessel that is underway and all waters within a 100-yard radius of any LHG Vessel that is moored or at anchor.

(iii) Enforcement period. The zone described in paragraph (a)(13) of this section will be activated upon entry of a LHG Vessel into the navigable waters of the United States (see 33 CFR 2.36(a) to include the 12 NM territorial sea) in the New York Captain of the Port Zone (33 CFR 3.05-30). The LHG Vessel will be identifiable by the requirement to fly the Bravo flag (red international signal flag under Pub. 102, International Code of Signals) from the outermost halyard (above the pilot house) where it can most easily be seen. In addition to visual identification of the LHG Vessel, the Captain of the Port will notify the maritime community of periods during which this zone will be enforced by methods in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7.

(14) Cruise ships—(i) Definition. For the purposes of this section, cruise ship means a passenger vessel as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(22), that is authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and is 200 or more feet in length. A cruise ship under this section will also include ferries as defined in 46 CFR 2.10-25 that are authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and are 200 feet or more in length.

(ii) Location. All waters within a 100-yard radius of any Cruise ship whether underway, anchored, or at berth.

(iii) Enforcement period. The zone described in paragraph (a)(14) of this section will be activated upon entry of any cruise ship into the navigable waters of the United States (see 33 CFR 2.36(a) to include the 12 NM territorial sea) in the New York Captain of the Port Zone (33 CFR 3.05-30). This zone will remain activated at all times while the cruise ship is within the navigable waters of the United States in the New York Captain of the Port Zone.

(15) Designated Vessels—(i) Definition. For the purposes of this section, Designated Vessels are vessels carrying government officials, dignitaries, or other passengers requiring protection by the U.S. Secret Service, or other Federal, State or local law enforcement agency; barges or ships carrying petroleum products, chemicals, or other hazardous cargo; and passenger vessels (as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(22)), that are authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and are less than 200 feet in length.

(ii) Location. All waters within a 100-yard radius of any Designated Vessel.

(iii) Enforcement period. The zone described in paragraph (a)(15) of this section will be activated upon entry of any Designated Vessel into the navigable waters of the United States (see 33 CFR 2.36(a) to include the 12 NM territorial sea) in the New York Captain of the Port Zone (33 CFR 3.05-30). This zone will remain activated at all times while the Designated Vessel is within the navigable waters of the United States in the New York Captain of the Port Zone. The Designated Vessels, including ships and barges carrying petroleum products, chemicals, or other hazardous cargo will be recognized by the requirement to fly the Bravo flag (red international signal flag under Pub 102, International Code of Signals from the outermost halyard (above the pilot house) where it can most easily be seen. Vessels that are constrained by their draft from leaving the channel may transit through the zone for the sole purpose of direct and expeditious transit so long as they remain within the navigable channel, maintain the maximum possible safe distance from the Designated Vessel, and do not stop or loiter within the zone. Designated Vessels carrying government officials, dignitaries, or other passengers requiring protection, and passenger vessels authorized to carry more than 400 passengers and are less than 200 feet in length will be recognizable by their being escorted by a federal, state or local law enforcement or security vessel. The law enforcement or security vessel will be identifiable by flashing light, siren, flags, markings and/or through other means that clearly identify the vessel as engaged in law enforcement or security operations.

(16) 134th Street Pipeline Metering and Regulating Station—(i) Location. All waters of the Hudson River within 25 yards of the 134th Street Pipeline Metering and Regulating Station.

(ii) Regulations. (A) Vessels not actively engaged in facility maintenance or inspection operations authorized in advance by the Pipeline Security Officer or designated representative, or authorized docking or undocking operations, must not enter within any part of a zone described in paragraph (a)(16) of this section without the express permission of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, a designated representative or designated on-scene patrol personnel.

(B) Persons seeking Captain of the Port permission to enter within a particular zone for official business other than authorized passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations or authorized docking or undocking operations may request such authorization by contacting: Commander Coast Guard Sector New York, via the Sector Command Center (SCC), at: 212 Coast Guard Drive, Staten Island, NY 10305, or via fax to (718) 354-4125 or by contacting the Sector Command Center Duty Officer by phone at: (718) 354-4353.

(17) Waterfront heliports—(i) Location. All waters of the East River within 25 yards of the East 34th Street and Wall Street Heliports, and all waters of the Hudson River within 25 yards of the West 30th Street Heliport and the Jersey City/Newport Helistop, areas of land or water under and in immediate proximity to them; buildings on such structures or contiguous to them; and equipment and materials on such structures and in such buildings. When a barge, ferry, or other commercial vessel is conducting transfer operations at a waterfront heliport, the 25-yard zone is measured from the outboard side of the commercial vessel.

(ii) Regulations. (A) Vessels not actively engaged in passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations, or docking or undocking operations, authorized in advance by the Facility Security Plan, Facility Security Officer or designated representative, must not enter within any part of a zone described in paragraph (a)(17) of this section without the express permission of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, a designated representative, or designated on-scene patrol personnel.

(B) Persons seeking Captain of the Port permission to enter within a particular zone for official business other than authorized passenger, cargo, provision, facility maintenance or inspection, bunker transfer operations or authorized docking or undocking operations may request such authorization by contacting: Commander Coast Guard Sector New York, via the Sector Command Center (SCC), at: 212 Coast Guard Drive, Staten Island, NY 10305, or via fax to (718) 354-4125 or by contacting the Sector Command Center Duty Officer by phone at: (718) 354-4353.

(C) Vessels entering or departing the marina north of the Newport Helistop are authorized to transit through the safety/security zone around the Newport Helistop during their transit, provided that helicopters are not taking off or landing. No loitering or unnecessary delay is authorized during these transits.

(b) Regulations. (1) Entry into or remaining in a safety or security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New York.

(2) Persons desiring to transit the area of a safety or security zone may contact the Captain of the Port at telephone number 718-354-4088 or on VHF channel 14 (156.7 MHz) or VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative.

[CGD01-02-132, 68 FR 2890, Jan. 22, 2003, as amended by CGD01-03-036, 69 FR 2670, Jan. 20, 2004; CGD01-03-020, 69 FR 23306, June 15, 2004; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35017, June 19, 2008; USCG-2007-0074, 74 FR 7191, Feb. 13, 2009]

The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for the fireworks displays listed in the Table to §165.171. These regulations will be enforced for the duration of each event, on or about the dates indicated in the Table to §165.171. Mariners should consult their Local Notice to Mariners to remain apprised of the specific calendar date upon which the listed event falls for each calendar year and other specific information concerning the event. First Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners can be found at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/. The Sector Northern New England Marine Events schedule can also be viewed electronically at www.homeport.uscg.mil.

Note to introductory text of §165.171: Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in the Table to §165.171 shall submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15.

(a) The Coast Guard may patrol each event area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “PATCOM.” The “official patrol vessels” may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the Captain of the Port, Sector Northern New England.

(b) Vessels may not transit the regulated areas without Patrol Commander approval. Vessels permitted to transit must operate at a no wake speed, in a manner which will not endanger participants or other crafts in the event.

(c) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the movement of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through the Local Notice to Mariners, unless authorized by an official patrol vessel.

(d) The Patrol Commander may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(e) The Patrol Commander may delay or terminate any event in this subpart at any time to assure safety. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation or participant behavior.

(f) For all swim events listed, vessels not associated with the event shall maintain a separation zone of 200 feet from participating swimmers.

(g) For all fireworks displays listed below, the regulated area is that area of navigable waters within a 350 yard radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display.

(h) The specific calendar date upon which the listed event falls will be published in the Federal Register.

Table to §165.171

      
5.0MAY
5.1   Hawgs, Pies, & Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Gardiner Maine Street.
     Date: One night event on a Saturday between the 15th of May and the 15th of June.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of the Gardiner Waterfront, Gardiner, Maine in approximate position:
   44°1352 N, 069°4608 W (NAD 83).
6.0JUNE
6.1   Rotary Waterfront Days Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Gardiner Rotary.
     Date: Two night event on Wednesday and Saturday during the third week of June.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of the Gardiner Waterfront, Gardiner, Maine in approximate position:
   44°1352 N, 069°4608 W (NAD 83).
6.2   Windjammer Days Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: One night event on the last Wednesday of June.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of McFarland Island, Boothbay Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   43°5038 N, 069°3757 W (NAD 83).
7.0JULY
7.1   Vinalhaven 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Firework Display.
     Sponsor: Vinalhaven 4th of July Committee.
     Date: First Saturday in July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Grime's Park, Vinalhaven, Maine in approximate position:
   44°0234 N, 068°5026 W (NAD 83).
7.2   Burlington Independence Day Fireworks  Event Type: Firework Display.
     Sponsor: City of Burlington, Vermont.
     Date: July 3rd.*
     Time (Approximate): 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Burlington Harbor, Burlington, Vermont in approximate position:
   44°2831 N, 073°1331 W (NAD 83).
7.3   Camden 3rd of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: July 3rd.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Camden Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   44°1232 N, 069°0258 W (NAD 83).
7.4   Bangor 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Bangor 4th of July Fireworks.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of the Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, Maine in approximate position:
   44°4727 N, 068°4631 W (NAD 83).
7.5   Bar Harbor 4th of July Fireworks.  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Bar Harbor Town Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   44°2331 N, 068°1215 W (NAD 83).
7.6   Boothbay Harbor 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Boothbay Harbor.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of McFarland Island, Boothbay Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   43°5038 N, 069°3757 W (NAD 83).
7.7   Colchester 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Colchester, Recreation Department.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Bayside Beach and Mallets Bay in Colchester, Vermont in approximate position:
   44°3244 N, 073°1310 W (NAD 83).
7.8   Eastport 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Eastport 4th of July Committee.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
     Location: From the Waterfront Public Pier in Eastport, Maine in approximate position:
   44°5425 N, 066°5855 W (NAD 83).
7.9   Ellis Short Sand Park Trustee Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: William Burnham.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of York Beach, Maine in approximate position:
   43°1027 N, 070°4831 W (NAD 83).
7.10   Hampton Beach 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Hampton Beach Village District.
     Date: July 4th.
     Location: In the vicinity of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire in approximate position:
   42°5440 N, 070°3625 W (NAD 83).
7.11   Jonesport 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Jonesport 4th of July Committee.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Beals Island, Jonesport, Maine in approximate position:
   44°3118 N, 067°3643 W (NAD 83).
7.12   Main Street Heritage Days 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
  Sponsor: Main Street Inc.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Reed and Reed Boat Yard, Woolwich, Maine in approximate position:
   43°5456 N, 069°4816 W (NAD 83).
7.13   Portland Harbor 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Department of Parks and Recreation, Portland, Maine.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of East End Beach, Portland, Maine in approximate position:
   43°4016 N, 070°1444 W (NAD 83).
7.14   St. Albans Day Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: From the St. Albans Bay dock in St. Albans Bay, Vermont in approximate position:
   44°4825 N, 073°0823 W (NAD 83).
7.15   Stonington 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Displa.
     Sponsor: Deer Isle—Stonington Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: July 4th.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Two Bush Island, Stonington, Maine in approximate position:
   44°0857 N, 068°3954 W (NAD 83).
7.16   Shelburne Sprint Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Race Vermont.
     Date: A multiple day event throughout July and August.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of Shelburne Beach in Shelburne, Vermont within a 400 yard radius of the following point (NAD 83):
   44°2145 N, 075°1558 W.
7.17   Urban/EPIC Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Tri-Maine Productions.
     Date: A one day event on Saturday during the second week of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Portland Harbor in the vicinity of East End Beach in Portland, Maine within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°4000 N, 070°1420 W.
   43°4000 N, 070°1400 W.
   43°4015 N, 070°1429 W.
   43°4017 N, 070°1322 W.
7.18   St. George Days Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks.
     Sponsor: Town of St. George.
     Date: A one day event held on third Saturday in July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Inner Tenants Harbor, ME, in approximate position (NAD 83):
   43°5741.37 N, 069°1245 W.
7.19   Tri for a Cure Swim Clinics  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Maine Cancer Foundation.
     Date: A multi-day training event held during July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Portland Harbor, Maine in the vicinity of Spring Point Light within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°3901 N, 070°1332 W.
   43°3907 N, 070°1329 W.
   43°3906 N, 070°1341 W.
   43°3901 N, 070°1336 W.
7.20   Tri for a Cure Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Maine Cancer Foundation.
     Date: A one day event on the second Sunday of August.*
     Time (Approximate): 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Portland Harbor, Maine in the vicinity of Spring Point Light within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°3901 N, 070°1332 W.
   43°3907 N, 070°1329 W.
   43°3906 N, 070°1341 W.
   43°3901 N, 070°1336 W.
7.21   Richmond Days Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Displa.
     Sponsor: Town of Richmond, Maine.
     Date: A one day event on the fourth Saturday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of the inner harbor, Tenants Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   44°0842 N, 068°2706 W (NAD83).
7.22   Colchester Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Colchester Parks and Recreation Department.
     Date: A one day event on the last Wednesday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain, Vermont within the following points (NAD 83):
   44°3218 N, 073°1235 W.
   44°3228 N, 073°1256 W.
   44°3257 N, 073°1238 W.
7.23   Peaks to Portland Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Cumberland County YMCA.
     Date: A one day event on the last Saturday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 5:00 am to 1:00 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Portland Harbor between Peaks Island and East End Beach in Portland, Maine within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°3920 N, 070°1158 W.
   43°3945 N, 070°1319 W.
   43°4011 N, 070°1413 W.
   43°4008 N, 070°1429 W.
   43°4000 N, 070°1423 W.
   43°3934 N, 070°1331 W.
   43°3913 N, 070°1159 W.
7.24   Friendship Days Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Friendship.
     Date: A one day event on the last Saturday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of the Town Pier, Friendship Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   43°5823 N, 069°2012 W (NAD83).
7.25   Champ Chum Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Against Malaria Foundation.
     Date: A one day event on the last Saturday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Lake Champlain between Thompson's Point, Vermont and Spilt Rock in Adirondack Park, New York within the following points (NAD 83):
   44°1604 N, 073°1819 W.
   44°1608 N 073°1917 W.
7.26   Bucksport Festival and Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
     Date: A one day event on the last Saturday of July.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of the Verona Island Boat Ramp, Verona, Maine, in approximate position:
   44°349 N, 068°4728 W (NAD83).
8.0AUGUST
8.1   Sprucewold Cabbage Island Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Sprucewold Association.
     Date: A one day event on the first Saturday of August.*
     Time (Approximate): 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Linekin Bay between Cabbage Island and Sprucewold Beach in Boothbay Harbor, Maine within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°5037 N, 069°3623 W.
   43°5037 N, 069°3659 W.
   43°5016 N, 069°3646 W.
   43°5022 N, 069°3621 W.
8.2   Westerlund's Landing Party Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Portside Marina.
     Date: A one day event on the first Saturday of August.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Westerlund's Landing in South Gardiner, Maine in approximate position:
   44°1019 N, 069°4524 W (NAD 83).
8.3   Y-Tri Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Plattsburgh YMCA.
     Date: A one day event on the first Saturday of August.*
     Time (Approximate): 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Treadwell Bay on Lake Champlain in the vicinity of Point Au Roche State Park, Plattsburgh, New York within the following points (NAD 83):
   44°4630 N, 073°2326 W.
   44°4617 N, 073°2326 W.
   44°4617 N, 073°2346 W.
   44°4629 N, 073°2346 W.
8.4   York Beach Fire Department Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: York Beach Fire Department.
     Date: A one day event on Sunday during the first week in August.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Short Sand Cove in York, Maine in approximate position:
   43°1027 N, 070°3625 W (NAD 83).
8.5   Rockland Breakwater Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Pen-Bay Masters.
     Date: A one day event on the fourth Saturday of August.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters of Rockland Harbor, Maine in the vicinity of Jameson Point within the following points (NAD 83):
   44°0616 N, 069°0439 W.
   44°0613 N, 069°0436 W.
   44°0612 N, 069°0443 W.
   44°0617 N, 069°0444 W.
   44°0618 N, 069°0440 W.
8.6   Tri for Preservation  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Tri-Maine Productions.
     Date: A one day event in August.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:30 am to 9:00 am.
     Location: In the vicinity of Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine in approximate position:
   43°3346 N, 070°1348 W.
   43°3341 N, 070°1346 W.
   43°3344 N, 070°1340 W.
   43°3347 N, 070°1346 W.
9.0SEPTEMBER
9.1   Windjammer Weekend Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Town of Camden, Maine.
     Date: A one day event on the first Friday of September.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Northeast Point, Camden Harbor, Maine in approximate position:
   44°1210 N, 069°0311 W (NAD 83).
9.2   Eastport Pirate Festival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Eastport Pirate Festival.
     Date: A one day event on the second Saturday of September.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
     Location: From the Waterfront Public Pier in Eastport, Maine in approximate position:
   44°5417 N, 066°5858 W (NAD 83).
9.3   The Lobsterman Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Tri-Maine Productions.
     Date: A one day swim event on the second Saturday of September.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters in the vicinity of Winslow Park in South Freeport, Maine within the following points (NAD 83):
   43°4759 N, 070°0656 W.
   43°4744 N 070°0656 W.
   43°4744 N 070°0727 W.
   43°4757 N 070°0727 W.
9.4   Burlington Triathlon  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Sponsor: Race Vermont.
     Date: A one day swim event on the second Sunday of September.*
     Time (Approximate): 7:00 am to 10:00 am.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters in the vicinity of North Beach, Burlington, Vermont within the following points (NAD 83):
   44°2931 N, 073°1422 W.
   44°2912 N, 073°1414 W.
   44°2917 N, 073°1434 W.
9.5   Eliot Festival Day Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Sponsor: Eliot Festival Day Committee.
     Date: A one day event on the fourth Saturday of September.*
     Time (Approximate): 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
     Location: In the vicinity of Eliot Town Boat Launch, Eliot, Maine in approximate position:
   43°0856 N, 070°4952 W (NAD 83).

*Dates subject to change within the timeframes noted. Exact date and time will be posted in Notice of Enforcement and Local Notice to Mariners.

[USCG-2011-1023, 77 FR 23608, Apr. 20, 2012, as amended by USCG-2012-1057, 78 FR 47562, Aug. 6, 2013]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of Gravesend Bay within a 110-yard radius of a point in position 40°3630 N, 074°0214 W (NAD 83), approximately 70-yards southeast of the Verrazano Bridge Brooklyn tower.

(b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(2) Entering into, transiting through, diving, dredging, dumping, fishing, trawling, conducting salvage operations, remaining within or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or the designated on-scene representative.

(3) The “designated on-scene representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been designated by the COTP New York.

(4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone may contact the COTP New York or the designated representative at the Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center via VHF Channel 16 or by phone at (718) 354-4353 to request permission.

(5) Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP New York or the on-scene representative.

[USCG-2010-1091, 76 FR 31234, May 31, 2011]

(a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 as well as the following regulations apply to the fireworks displays and swim events listed in the Table to §165.173. These regulations may be enforced for the duration of each event.

(2) Notifications will be made to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register.

Note to paragraph (a): Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in the Table shall submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

(1) Designated representative. A “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Captain of the Port, Southeastern New England (COTP), to act on his or her behalf. The designated representative may be on an official patrol vessel or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(2) Official patrol vessels. Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the COTP.

(3) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.

(c) The Coast Guard may patrol each event area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “PATCOM.” The “official patrol vessels” may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the Captain of the Port, Southeastern New England.

(d) Vessels may not transit the regulated areas without Patrol Commander approval. Vessels permitted to transit must operate at a no wake speed, in a manner which will not endanger participants or other crafts in the event.

(e) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the movement of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register, unless authorized by an official patrol vessel.

(f) The Patrol Commander may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(g) The Patrol Commander may delay or terminate any event in this subpart at any time to ensure safety. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation or participant behavior.

(h) For all fireworks displays listed below, the regulated area is that area of navigable waters within the specified radius of the launch platform or launch site for each fireworks display, unless modified later in a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register.

Table to §165.173

      
1.0   365 DAY JANUARY-DECEMBER
1.1   Provincetown Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: Enforced on any day during the duration of the event as specified by a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register.
     Time: Approximately 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of the Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°2844 N, 070°1083 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
1.2   Providence Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: Enforced on any day during the duration of the event as specified by a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register.
     Time: Approximately 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of the Hurricane Barrier in the Providence River, Providence, RI.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4850 N, 071°2343 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
1.3   Fall River Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: Enforced on any day during the duration of the event as specified by a Notice of Enforcement published in the Federal Register.
     Time: Approximately 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4237 N, 071°0953 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 200 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
6.0   JUNE
6.1   Oak Bluffs Summer Solstice  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night on the 3rd or 4th weekend of June.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Town Beach, Oak Bluffs, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°2719 N, 070°3308 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
6.2   RI National Guard Air Show  Event Type: Air Show.
     Date: One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in June or July.
     Time: Approximately 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     Location: (1) All waters over the West Passage of Narragansett Bay, in the vicinity of the Quonset State Airport, North Kingston, RI which are within a 4000-yard radius arc extending from position 41°3544 N, 071°2414 W (NAD 83); and (2) All waters over the West Passage of Narragansett Bay, in the vicinity of Narragansett Pier, Narragansett, RI, which are within a 2000-yard radius arc extending from position 41°2617 N, 071°2702 W (NAD 83) (Friday only).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 1000 yards long by 1000 yards wide.
7.0   JULY
7.1   Marion 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Outer Sipican Harbor, Marion, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4217 N, 070°4508 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.2   Oyster Harbors July 4th Festival  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Tim's Cove, North Bay, Osterville, MA.
  Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3729 N, 070°2512 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 200 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.3   North Kingstown Fireworks Display.  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Town Beach, North Kingston, RI.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3359 N, 071°2623 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 200 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.4   Falmouth Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Falmouth Beach, Falmouth, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3227 N, 070°3526 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.5   Town of Nantucket Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Jetties Beach, Nantucket Sound, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°1900 N, 070°0630 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 200 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.6   City of Newport 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From the shore in the vicinity of Fort Adams, Newport, RI.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°2849 N, 071°2012 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 350 yard radius circle around the launch site.
7.7   Town of Barnstable/Hyannis July 4th Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Lewis Bay, Hyannis, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3820 N, 070°1508 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 350 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.8   Edgartown 4th of July Fireworks Celebration  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Edgartown Outer Harbor, Edgartown, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°2239 N, 070°3014 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.9   City of New Bedford Fireworks Display  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of New Bedford Harbor, New Bedford, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3755 N, 070°5444 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 250 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
7.10   Onset Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: On the shore, in the vicinity of Shellpoint Beach, Onset, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4413 N, 070°3951 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks launch site.
7.11   Bristol 4th of July Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night between July 1st and July 10th, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: In the vicinity of Northern portion of the Bristol Harbor, Bristol, RI, on the section of Poppasquash Rd separating the harbor and Mill Pond.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4053.4 N, 071°1700 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks launch site.
7.12   Swim Buzzards Bay  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: One Saturday or Sunday in July or August, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Start times will vary from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m., and last approximately two hours until the last swimmer is ashore. Start time will be announced in advance in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters in the vicinity of the Outer New Bedford Harbor, within 500 yards along a centerline with an approximate start point of 41°3635 N, 070°5418 W (NAD 83) and an approximate end point of 41°3726 N, 070°5348 W (NAD 83) at Davy's Locker Restaurant in New Bedford, MA, to Fort Phoenix Beach in Fairhaven, MA.
     Safety Zone Dimension: 500 yards on either side of the centerline described above.
7.13   Save the Bay Swim  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: One Saturday or Sunday in July or August, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Start time will vary from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. and last for approximately four hours, until the last swimmer is ashore. Start time will be announced in advance in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters in the vicinity of the Newport/Pell Bridge, East Passage of Narragansett Bay, along a centerline with an approximate start point of 41°3024 N, 071°1949 W (NAD 83) and an approximate end point of 41°3039 N, 071°2150 W (NAD 83), i.e., a line drawn from the Officers' Club, Coaster's Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, to Potter Cove, Jamestown.
     Safety Zone Dimension: 500 yards on either side of the centerline described above.
8.0   AUGUST
8.1   Boston Pops Nantucket  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night in August as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: On the shore, in the vicinity of Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°1743 N, 070°0610 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 400 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
8.2   Oak Bluffs Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night in August.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Oak Bluffs Harbor, Oak Bluffs, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°2727 N, 070°3317 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 350 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
8.3   Newport Salute to Summer Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night during the last two weekends in August or 1st weekend in September.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: From a barge in the vicinity of Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3015 N, 071°1950 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 400 yard radius circle around the fireworks barge.
9.0   SEPTEMBER
9.1   Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life  Event Type: Swim Event.
     Date: On a day in September as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Times will vary from 10:00 a.m. until the last swimmer is ashore, no later than 2:00 p.m.
     Location: The regulated area includes all waters in the vicinity of the Provincetown Harbor along a centerline between the start point, the Long Point Lighthouse. approximate position 42°0159 N, 070°1007 W (NAD 83), and the end point, the Boatslip Resort, Provincetown, MA., approximate position 42°0248 N, 070°1124 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: 250 yards on either side of the centerline described above.
9.2   Spirit of Somerset Celebration  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night in September, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: On the shore, in the vicinity of Mallard Point, Somerset, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°4618 N, 071°0714 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 200 yard radius circle around the fireworks launch site.
10.0   OCTOBER
10.1   Yarmouth Seaside Festival Fireworks  Event Type: Fireworks Display.
     Date: One night in October, as announced in the Local Notice to Mariners.
     Time: Approximately 7:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
     Location: On the shore, in the vicinity of Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth, MA.
     Position: Within 500 yards of 41°3806 N, 070°1313 W (NAD 83).
     Safety Zone Dimension: Approximately 300 yard radius circle around the fireworks launch site.

[USCG-2011-1026, 76 FR 30191, May 22, 2012]

(a) Regulated Area. The following area is a safety zone: This zone includes the waters directly under and 100 yards either side of the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (34°1307 N/077°4846 W).

(b) Regulations. The general safety zone regulations found in 33 CFR 165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this temporary section, §165.T05-0174. In addition the following regulations apply:

(1) All vessels and persons are prohibited from entering this zone, except as authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port North Carolina.

(2) All vessels requiring greater than 50 feet horizontal clearance to safely transit through the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina must contact the bridge tender on VHF-FM marine band radio channels 13 and 16 one hour in advance of intended transit.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage within the zone must request authorization from the Captain of the Port North Carolina or his designated representative by telephone at (910) 343-3882 or on VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16.

(4) All Coast Guard assets enforcing this safety zone can be contacted on VHF-FM marine band radio channels 13 and 16.

(5) The operator of any vessel within or in the immediate vicinity of this safety zone shall:

(i) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign, and

(ii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign.

(c) Definitions. (1) Captain of the Port North Carolina means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf.

(2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port North Carolina to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted by Federal, State and local agencies in the patrol and enforcement of the zone.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8 p.m. July 27, 2013 through 8 p.m. March 1, 2014 unless cancelled earlier by the Captain of the Port.

Effective Date Note: By USCG-2013-0174, 78 FR 34581, June 10, 2013, temporary §165.T05-0174 was added, effective July 27, 2013 to March 1, 2014.

(a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port means the Commander, Sector North Carolina. Representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port.

(b) Location. The following area is a safety zone: This safety zone will encompass all waters on Shallowbag Bay within a 200 yard radius of a barge anchor in position 35°5431 N, longitude 075°3942 W. All geographic coordinates are North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83).

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in §165.23 of this part apply to the area described in paragraph (b) of this section.

(2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through any portion of the safety zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, or a designated representative, unless the Captain of the Port previously announced via Marine Safety Radio Broadcast on VHF Marine Band Radio channel 22 (157.1 MHz) that this regulation will not be enforced in that portion of the safety zone. The Captain of the Port can be contacted at telephone number (910) 343-3882 or by radio on VHF Marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 4, 2013 unless cancelled earlier by the Captain of the Port.

[USCG-2013-0330, 78 FR 40396, July 5, 2013]

(a) Regulated area. The following area is a safety zone: The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Delaware River within a 350 yard radius of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position 39°5746.51 N, 075°0745.45 W in Philadelphia, PA.

(b) Regulations. The general safety zone regulations found in 33 CFR 165.23 apply to the safety zone created by this temporary section §165.T05-0495.

(1) All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering this zone, except as authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or her designated representative.

(2) All persons or vessels wishing to transit through the Safety Zone must request authorization to do so from the Captain of the Port or her designated representative one hour prior to the intended time of transit.

(3) Vessels granted permission to transit through the Safety Zone must do so in accordance with the directions provided by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative to the vessel.

(4) To seek permission to transit this safety zone, the Captain of the Port or her designated representative can be contacted via Sector Delaware Bay Command Center (215) 271-4940.

(5) This section applies to all vessels wishing to transit through the safety zone except vessels that are engaged in the following operations: (i) Enforcing laws; (ii) servicing aids to navigation, and (iii) emergency response vessels.

(6) No person or vessel may enter or remain in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port;

(7) Each person and vessel in a safety zone shall obey any direction or order of the Captain of the Port;

(8) The Captain of the Port may take possession and control of any vessel in the safety zone;

(9) The Captain of the Port may remove any person, vessel, article, or thing from a safety zone;

(10) No person may board, or take or place any article or thing on board, any vessel in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port; and

(11) No person may take or place any article or thing upon any waterfront facility in a safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(c) Definitions. (1) Captain of the Port means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on her behalf.

(2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted by Federal, State, and local agencies in the patrol and enforcement of the zone.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on July 5, 2013.

[USCG-2013-0495, 78 FR 39603, July 2, 2013]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: all waters of Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the east by a line drawn from position latitude 39°1703.41 N, longitude 076°3628.35 W southerly to position latitude 39°1658.24 N, longitude 076°3627.59 W, located along the waterfront at Baltimore, MD. All coordinates refer to datum NAD 1983.

(b) Regulations. The general security zone regulations found in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zone created by this temporary §165.T05.0767.

(1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones found in 33 CFR 165.33.

(2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring, or anchor at the time the security zone is implemented do not have to depart the security zone. All vessels underway within this security zone at the time it is implemented are to depart the zone.

(3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone must first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore and his designated representatives can be contacted at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on Marine Band Radio, VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio, VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, or other Federal, State, or local agency vessel, by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone.

(4) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(c) Definitions. As used in this section:

Captain of the Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf.

Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore to assist in enforcing the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) Effective period. This rule is effective from 5 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2013.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 5 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2013.

[USCG-2013-0787, 78 FR 54394, Sept. 4, 2013]

(a) Definitions. (1) Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) means a material defined in 33 CFR part 160.

(2) Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) means a material defined in 33 CFR part 127.

(3) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) means a material defined in 33 CFR part 127.

(4) Cruise ship means a vessel defined as a “passenger vessel” in 46 U.S.C. 2101 (22).

(b) Location. The following areas are a safety/security zone: All waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, from surface to bottom, within a 500 yard radius around cruise ships and vessels transporting CDC, LNG, or LHG while transiting, anchored, or moored within the COTP Baltimore zone.

(c) Regulations. (1) The COTP will notify the maritime community of affected vessels and the periods during which the safety/security zones will be enforced by providing notice to mariners in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7.

(2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard COTP, Baltimore, Maryland or his designated representative.

(3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may contact the COTP at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the COTP or his or her designated representative.

(d) Authority. In addition to 33 U.S.C. 1231, the authority for this section includes 50 U.S.C. 191.

[CDG05-03-008, 68 FR 43311, July 22, 2003]

(a) Location. The waters enclosed by the shoreline and the following lines are a Regulated Navigation Area:

(1) Offshore zone. A line drawn due East from the mean low water mark at the North Carolina and Virginia border at latitude 36°3303 N, longitude 75°5200 W, to the Territorial Seas boundary line at latitude 36°3305 N, longitude 75°3651 W, thence generally Northeastward along the Territorial Seas boundary line to latitude 38°0139 N, longitude 74°5718 W, thence due West to the mean low water mark at the Maryland and Virginia border at latitude 38°0139 N, longitude 75°1430 W, thence South along the mean low water mark on the Virginia coast, and eastward of the Colregs Demarcation Lines across Chincoteague Inlet, Assawoman Inlet, Gargathy Inlet, Metompkin Inlet, Wachapreague Inlet, Quinby Inlet, Great Machipongo Inlet, Sand Shoal Inlet, New Inlet, Ship Shoal Inlet and Little Inlet, to the Colregs Demarcation Line across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, continuing south along the Virginia low water mark and eastward of the Colregs Demarcation Line across Rudee Inlet to the point of beginning. All positions reference NAD 83.

(2) Inland zone. The waters enclosed by the shoreline and the following lines:

(i) A line drawn across the entrance to Chesapeake Bay between Wise Point and Cape Charles Light, and then continuing to Cape Henry Light.

(ii) A line drawn across the Chesapeake Bay between Old Point Comfort Light and Cape Charles City Range “A” Rear Light.

(iii) A line drawn across the James River along the eastern side of U.S. Route 17 highway bridge, between Newport News and Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

(iv) A line drawn across Chuckatuck Creek along the northern side of the north span of the U.S. Route 17 highway bridge, between Isle of Wight County and Suffolk, Virginia.

(v) A line drawn across the Nansemond River along the northern side of the Mills Godwin (U.S. Route 17) Bridge, Suffolk, Virginia.

(vi) A line drawn across the mouth of Bennetts Creek, Suffolk, Virginia.

(vii) A line drawn across the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River along the eastern side of the West Norfolk Bridge, Portsmouth, Virginia.

(viii) A line drawn across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River along the northern side of the I-64 highway bridge, Chesapeake, Virginia.

(ix) A line drawn across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River along the western side of the west span of the Campostella Bridge, Norfolk, Virginia.

(x) A line drawn across the Lafayette River along the western side of the Hampton Boulevard Bridge, Norfolk, Virginia.

(xi) A line drawn across Little Creek along the eastern side of the Ocean View Avenue (U.S. Route 60) Bridge, Norfolk, Virginia.

(xii) A line drawn across Lynnhaven Inlet along the northern side of Shore Drive (U.S. Route 60) Bridge, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

(b) Definitions. In this section:

CBBT means the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Coast Guard Patrol Commander is a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads.

Designated representative of the Captain of the Port means a person, including the duty officer at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, the Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstander, or the Coast Guard or Navy Patrol Commander who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on his or her behalf and at his or her request to carry out such orders and directions as needed. All patrol vessels shall display the Coast Guard Ensign at all times when underway.

I-664 Bridge Tunnel means the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel.

Inland waters means waters within the COLREGS Line of Demarcation.

Thimble Shoal Channel consists of the waters bounded by a line connecting Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 1TS, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Gong Buoy 17, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 19, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 21, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 22, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 18, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 2, thence to the beginning.

Thimble Shoal North Auxiliary Channel consists of the waters in a rectangular area 450 feet wide adjacent to the north side of Thimble Shoal Channel, the southern boundary of which extends from Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy 2 to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 18.

Thimble Shoal South Auxiliary Channel consists of the waters in a rectangular area 450 feet wide adjacent to the south side of Thimble Shoal Channel, the northern boundary of which extends from Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 1TS, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Gong Buoy 17, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 19, thence to Thimble Shoal Lighted Buoy 21.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to all vessels operating within the Regulated Navigation Area, including naval and public vessels, except vessels that are engaged in the following operations:

(1) Law enforcement.

(2) Servicing aids to navigation.

(3) Surveying, maintenance, or improvement of waters in the Regulated Navigation Area.

(d) Regulations—(1) Anchoring restrictions. No vessel over 65 feet long may anchor or moor in the inland waters of the Regulated Navigation Area outside an anchorage designated in §110.168 of this title, with these exceptions:

(i) The vessel has the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(ii) Only in an emergency, when unable to proceed without endangering the safety of persons, property, or the environment, may a vessel anchor in a channel.

(iii) A vessel may not anchor within the confines of Little Creek Harbor, Desert Cove, or Little Creek Cove without the permission of the Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port shall consult with the Commander, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, before granting permission to anchor within this area.

(2) Anchoring detail requirements. A self-propelled vessel over 100 gross tons, which is equipped with an anchor or anchors (other than a tugboat equipped with bow fenderwork of a type of construction that prevents an anchor being rigged for quick release), that is underway within two nautical miles of the CBBT or the I-664 Bridge Tunnel shall station its personnel at locations on the vessel from which they can anchor the vessel without delay in an emergency.

(3) Secondary towing rig requirements on inland waters. (i) A vessel over 100 gross tons may not be towed in the inland waters of the Regulated Navigation Area unless it is equipped with a secondary towing rig, in addition to its primary towing rig, that:

(A) Is of sufficient strength for towing the vessel.

(B) Has a connecting device that can receive a shackle pin of at least two inches in diameter.

(C) Is fitted with a recovery pickup line led outboard of the vessel's hull.

(ii) A tow consisting of two or more vessels, each of which is less than 100 gross tons, that has a total gross tonnage that is over 100 gross tons, shall be equipped with a secondary towing rig between each vessel in the tow, in addition to its primary towing rigs, while the tow is operating within this Regulated Navigation Area. The secondary towing rig must:

(A) Be of sufficient strength for towing the vessels.

(B) Have connecting devices that can receive a shackle pin of at least two inches in diameter.

(C) Be fitted with recovery pickup lines led outboard of the vessel's hull.

(4) Thimble Shoals Channel controls. (i) A vessel drawing less than 25 feet may not enter the Thimble Shoal Channel, unless the vessel is crossing the channel. Masters should consider the squat of their vessel based upon vessel design and environmental conditions. Channel crossings shall be made as perpendicular to the channel axis as possible.

(ii) Except when crossing the channel, a vessel in the Thimble Shoal North Auxiliary Channel shall proceed in a westbound direction.

(iii) Except when crossing the channel, a vessel in the Thimble Shoal South Auxiliary Channel shall proceed in an eastbound direction.

(5) Restrictions on vessels with impaired maneuverability—(i) Before entry. A vessel over 100 gross tons, whose ability to maneuver is impaired by heavy weather, defective steering equipment, defective main propulsion machinery, or other damage, may not enter the Regulated Navigation Area without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(ii) After entry. A vessel over 100 gross tons, which is underway in the Regulated Navigation Area, that has its ability to maneuver become impaired for any reason, shall, as soon as possible, report the impairment to the Captain of the Port.

(6) Requirements for navigation charts, radars, and pilots. No vessel over 100 gross tons may enter the Regulated Navigation Area, unless it has on board:

(i) Corrected charts of the Regulated Navigation Area. Instead of corrected paper charts, warships or other vessels owned, leased, or operated by the United States Government and used only in government noncommercial service may carry electronic charting and navigation systems that have met the applicable agency regulations regarding navigation safety.

(ii) An operative radar during periods of reduced visibility;

(iii) When in inland waters, a pilot or other person on board with previous experience navigating vessels on the waters of the Regulated Navigation Area.

(7) Emergency procedures. (i) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(7)(ii) of this section, in an emergency any vessel may deviate from the regulations in this section to the extent necessary to avoid endangering the safety of persons, property, or the environment.

(ii) A vessel over 100 gross tons with an emergency that is located within two nautical miles of the CBBT or I-664 Bridge Tunnel shall notify the Captain of the Port of its location and the nature of the emergency, as soon as possible.

(8) Vessel speed limits—(i) Little Creek. A vessel may not proceed at a speed over five knots between the Route 60 bridge and the mouth of Fishermans Cove (Northwest Branch of Little Creek).

(ii) Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. A vessel may not proceed at a speed over six knots between the junction of the Southern and Eastern Branches of the Elizabeth River and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Bridge between Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia.

(iii) Norfolk Harbor Reach. Nonpublic vessels of 300 gross tons or more may not proceed at a speed over 10 knots between the Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Gong Buoy 5 of Norfolk Harbor Reach (southwest of Sewells Point) at approximately 36°5800 N, 076°2000 W, and gated Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoys 17 and 18 of Craney Island Reach (southwest of Norfolk International Terminal at approximately 36°5417 N, and 076°2011 W.

(9) Port security requirements. Vessels in excess of 300 gross tons, including tug and barge combinations in excess of 300 gross tons (combined), shall not enter the Regulated Navigation Area, move within the Regulated Navigation Area, or be present within the Regulated Navigation Area, unless they comply with the following requirements:

(i) Obtain authorization to enter the Regulated Navigation Area from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port prior to entry. All vessels entering or remaining in the Regulated Navigation Area may be subject to a Coast Guard boarding.

(ii) Ensure that no person who is not a permanent member of the vessel's crew, or a member of a Coast Guard boarding team, boards the vessel without a valid purpose and photo identification.

(iii) Report any departure from or movement within the Regulated Navigation Area to the designated representative of the Captain of the Port prior to getting underway.

(iv) The designated representative of the Captain of the Port is the Sector Command Center (SCC)—Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) which shall be contacted on VHF-FM channel 12, or by calling (757) 668-5555.

(v) In addition to the authorities listed in this part, this paragraph is promulgated under the authority under 33 U.S.C. 1226.

(e) Waivers. (1) The Captain of the Port may, upon request, waive any regulation in this section.

(2) An application for a waiver must state the need for the waiver and describe the proposed vessel operations.

(f) Control of vessels within the regulated navigation area. (1) When necessary to prevent damage, destruction or loss of any vessel, facility or port infrastructure, the Captain of the Port may direct the movement of vessels or issue orders requiring vessels to anchor or moor in specific locations.

(2) If needed for the maritime, commercial or security interests of the United States, the Captain of the Port may order a vessel to move from the location in which it is anchored to another location within the Regulated Navigation Area.

(3) The master of a vessel within the Regulated Navigation Area shall comply with any orders or directions issued to the master's vessel by the Captain of the Port.

[CGD05-02-099, 68 FR 35175, June 12, 2003, as amended by USCG-2006-25150, 71 FR 39211, July 12, 2006]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety and security zone: All waters of the Chesapeake Bay, from surface to bottom, encompassed by lines connecting the following points, beginning at 38°2427 N, 76°2342 W, thence to 38°2444 N, 76°2311 W, thence to 38°2355 N, 76°2227 W, thence to 38°2337 N, 76°2258 W, thence to beginning at 38°2427 N, 76°2342 W. These coordinates are based upon North American Datum (NAD) 1983. This area is 500 yards in all directions from the Cove Point LNG terminal structure.

(b) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in §§165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland or his designated representative. Designated representatives include any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer.

(2) Persons desiring to transit the area of the zone may contact the Captain of the Port at telephone number (410) 576-2693 or via VHF Marine Band Radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.

(c) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, local, and private agencies.

[CGD05-03-023, 68 FR 75133, Dec. 30, 2003]

(a) Definitions. As used in this section—

Certain dangerous cargo or CDC means a material defined as CDC in 33 CFR 160.204.

Designated Representative of the Captain of the Port is any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Hampton Roads, Virginia to act on his or her behalf.

Passenger vessel means a vessel defined as a passenger vessel in 46 CFR part 70.

(b) Location. All navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads zone (defined in 33 CFR 3.25-10) within 500 yards around a passenger vessel or vessel carrying a CDC, while the passenger vessel or vessel carrying CDC is transiting, moored or anchored.

(c) Regulations. (1) No vessel may approach within 500 yards of a passenger vessel or vessel carrying a CDC within the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads zone, unless traveling at the minimum speed necessary to navigate safely.

(2) Under §165.33, no vessel or person may approach within 100 yards of a passenger vessel or vessel carrying a CDC within the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads zone, unless authorized by the COTP Hampton Roads or his or her designated representative.

(3) The COTP Hampton Roads may notify the maritime and general public by marine information broadcast of the periods during which individual security zones have been activated by providing notice in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7.

(4) A security zone in effect around a moving or anchored vessel will be enforced by a law enforcement vessel. A security zone in effect around a moored vessel will be enforced by a law enforcement agent shoreside, a law enforcement vessel waterside, or both.

(5) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone within 100 yards of a passenger vessel or vessel carrying a CDC must contact the COTP Hampton Roads on VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or telephone number (757) 668-5555 or (757) 484-8192 to seek permission to transit the area. All persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the COTP or the COTP's designated representative.

(d) Enforcement. The COTP will enforce these zones and may enlist the aid and cooperation of any Federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency to assist in the enforcement of the regulation.

[CGD05-04-067, 69 FR 40769, July 7, 2004]

(a) Location. The following is a security zone: The waters of the James River encompassed by a line beginning at the intersection of the shoreline with the northernmost property line of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. at latitude 37°0038.1 N, longitude 76°2705.7 W, thence southerly to latitude 36°5958.4 N, longitude 76°2716.7 W, thence southeasterly to latitude 36°5923.0 N, longitude 76°2654.6 W, thence westerly to latitude 36°5921.5 N, longitude 76°2658.4 W, thence southeasterly to latitude 36°5912.9 N, longitude 76°2652.4 W, thence easterly to latitude 36°5914.2 N, longitude 76°2649.1 W, thence southeasterly to latitude 36°5837.8 N, longitude 76°2626.3 W, thence easterly to latitude 36°5843.5 N, longitude 76°2613.7 W, thence northerly to the intersection of the shoreline with the southernmost property line of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. at latitude 36°5848.0 N, longitude 76°2611.2 W, thence northwesterly along the shoreline to the point of beginning.

(b) Security zone anchorage. The following is a security zone anchorage: The waters of the James River encompassed by a line beginning at the intersection of the shoreline with the northernmost property line of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard at latitude 37°0038.1 N, longitude 76°2705.7 W, thence southerly to latitude 36°5958.4 N, longitude 76°2716.7 W, thence easterly to the shoreline at latitude 36°5958.5 N, longitude 76°2711.6 W, thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning.

(c) Special regulations. (1) Section 165.33 (a), (e), and (f) do not apply to the following vessels or individuals on board those vessels:

(i) Public vessels of the United States.

(ii) Public vessels owned or operated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or its subdivisions for law enforcement or firefighting purposes.

(iii) Vessels owned by, operated by, or under charter to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

(iv) Vessels that are performing work at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., including the vessels of subcontractors and other vendors of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. or other persons that have a contractual relationship with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

(v) Vessels that are being built, rebuilt, repaired, or otherwise worked on at or by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. or another person authorized to perform work at the shipyard.

(vi) Vessels that are authorized by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company to moor at and use its facilities.

(vii) Commercial shellfish harvesting vessels taking clams from the shellfish beds within the zone, if

(A) The owner of the vessel has previously provided the Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads, Virginia, information about the vessel, including:

(1) The name of the vessel;

(2) The vessel's official number, if documented, or state number, if numbered by a state issuing authority;

(3) A brief description of the vessel, including length, color, and type of vessel;

(4) The name, Social Security number, current address, and telephone number of the vessel's master, operator, or person in charge; and

(5) Upon request, information the vessel's crew.

(B) The vessel is operated in compliance with any specific orders issued to the vessel by the Captain of the Port or other regulations controlling the operation of vessels within the security zone that may be in effect.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the enforcement of this zone by the U.S. Navy.

[CGD5 86-03, 51 FR 18322, May 19, 1986, as amended by CGD5 87-038, 52 FR 41996, Nov. 2, 1987]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Chesapeake Bay, from surface to bottom, encompassed by lines connecting the following points, beginning at 38°2606 N, 076°2618 W, thence to 38°2610 N, 076°2612 W, thence to 38°2621 N, 076°2628 W, thence to 38°2614 N, 076°2633 W, thence to beginning at 38°2606 N, 076°2618 W. These coordinates are based upon North American Datum (NAD) 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

(2) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone may contact the Captain of the Port at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz) to seek permission to transit the area. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative.

(c)Authority: In addition to 33 U.S.C. 1231 and 50 U.S.C. 191, the authority for this section includes 33 U.S.C. 1226.

[CGD05-02-080, 68 FR 15053, Mar. 28, 2003]

(a) Regulations. (1) The general regulations contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(2) The following regulations apply to the fireworks safety zones listed in the Table to §165.506. These regulations will be enforced annually, for the duration of each fireworks event listed in the Table to §165.506. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be conducted on the day following the date listed in the Table to §165.506. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the enforcement period of the regulation with respect to each safety zone, the geographical area, and other details concerning the nature of the fireworks event will be published in Local Notices to Mariners and via Broadcast Notice to Mariners over VHF-FM marine band radio.

(3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene-patrol personnel. Those personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other Federal, State and local agencies may assist these personnel in the enforcement of the safety zone. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed.

(b) Notification. (1) Fireworks barges and launch sites on land that operate within the regulated areas contained in the Table to §165.506 will have a sign affixed to the port and starboard side of the barge or mounted on a post 3 feet above ground level when on land immediately adjacent to the shoreline and facing the water labeled “FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY”. This will provide on scene notice that the safety zone will be enforced on that day. This notice will consist of a diamond shaped sign 4 feet by 4 feet with a 3-inch orange retro reflective border. The word “DANGER” shall be 10 inch black block letters centered on the sign with the words “FIREWORKS” and “STAY AWAY” in 6 inch black block letters placed above and below the word “DANGER” respectively on a white background.

(2) Coast Guard Captains of the Port in the Fifth Coast Guard District will notify the public of the enforcement of these safety zones by all appropriate means to effect the widest publicity among the affected segments of the public. Publication in the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, and facsimile broadcasts may be made for these events, beginning 24 to 48 hours before the event is scheduled to begin, to notify the public.

(c) Contact information. Questions about safety zones and related events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Coast Guard Sector—Captain of the Port zone, please see 33 CFR 3.25.

(1) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—Captain of the Port Zone, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (215) 271-4944.

(2) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—Captain of the Port Zone, Baltimore, Maryland: (410) 576-2525.

(3) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—Captain of the Port Zone, Norfolk, Virginia: (757) 483-8567.

(4) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—Captain of the Port Zone, Wilmington, North Carolina: (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200.

(d) Enforcement period. The safety zones in the Table to §165.506 will be enforced from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day a barge with a “FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY” sign on the port and starboard side is on-scene or a “FIREWORKS—DANGER—STAY AWAY” sign is posted on land adjacent to the shoreline, in a location listed in the Table to §165.506. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene.

All coordinates listed in the Table to §165.506 reference Datum NAD 1983.

Table to §165.506

No.DateLocationRegulated area
(a) Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay—COTP Zone
1.July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach, DE, Safety ZoneThe waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°3208 N, longitude 075°0315 W, adjacent to shoreline of Bethany Beach, DE.
2.Labor DayIndian River Bay, DE, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Indian River Bay within a 700 yard radius of the fireworks launch location on the pier in approximate position latitude 38°3642 N, longitude 075°0818 W.
3.July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°4301.2 N, longitude 075°0421 W, approximately 400 yards east of Rehoboth Beach, DE.
4.July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Avalon, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°0619.5 N, longitude 074°4202.15 W, in the vicinity of the shoreline at Avalon, NJ.
5.July 4th. September—2nd SaturdayBarnegat Bay, Barnegat Township, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°4450 N, longitude 074°1121 W, approximately 500 yards north of Conklin Island, NJ.
6.July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Cape May, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 38°5536 N, longitude 074°5526 W, immediately adjacent to the shoreline at Cape May, NJ.
7.July 3rdDelaware Bay, North Cape May, NJ, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Delaware Bay within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°5800 N, longitude 074°5830 W.
8.August—3rd SundayGreat Egg Harbor Inlet, Margate City, NJ, Safety ZoneAll waters within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°1933 N, longitude 074°3128 W, on the Intracoastal Waterway near Margate City, NJ.
9.July 4th. August—every Thursday. September—1st ThursdayMetedeconk River, Brick Township, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of the Metedeconk River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch platform in approximate position latitude 40°0324 N, longitude 074°0642 W, near the shoreline at Brick Township, NJ.
10.July—1st FridayNorth Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 39°2058 N, longitude 074°2558 W, near the shoreline at Atlantic City, NJ.
11.July 4th. October—1st SaturdayNorth Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ, Safety ZoneThe waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate location latitude 39°1622 N, longitude 074°3354 W, in the vicinity of the shoreline at Ocean City, NJ.
12.May—4th SaturdayBarnegat Bay, Ocean Township, NJ, Safety ZoneAll waters of Barnegat Bay within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°4733 N, longitude 074°1046 W.
13.July 4thLittle Egg Harbor, Parker Island, NJ, Safety ZoneAll waters of Little Egg Harbor within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°3418 N, longitude 074°1443 W, approximately 100 yards north of Parkers Island.
14.September—3rd SaturdayDelaware River, Chester, PA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Delaware River near Chester, PA just south of the Commodore Barry Bridge within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in approximate position latitude 39°4943.2 N, longitude 075°2242 W.
15.September—3rd SaturdayDelaware River, Essington, PA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Delaware River near Essington, PA, west of Little Tinicum Island within a 250 yard radius of the fireworks barge located in the approximate position latitude 39°5118 N, longitude 075°1857 W.
16.July 3rd, 4th or 5th, Columbus Day, December 31st, January 1stDelaware River, Philadelphia, PA, Safety ZoneAll waters of Delaware River, adjacent to Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA, bounded from shoreline to shoreline, bounded on the south by a line running east to west from points along the shoreline at latitude 39°5631.2 N, longitude 075°0828.1 W; thence to latitude 39°5629.1 N, longitude 075°0756.5 W, and bounded on the north by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
(b) Coast Guard Sector Baltimore—COTP Zone
1.April—1st or 2nd SaturdayWashington Channel, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°5220 N, longitude 077°0117 W, located within the Washington Channel in Washington Harbor, DC.
2.July 4th. December—1st and 2nd Saturday, December 31stSevern River and Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Severn River and Spa Creek within an area bounded by a line drawn from latitude 38°5840 N, longitude 076°2849 W; thence to latitude 38°5833 N, longitude 076°2849 W; thence to latitude 38°5845 N, longitude 076°2807 W; thence to latitude 38°5901 N, longitude 076°2837 W, thence to latitude 38°5857 N, longitude 076°2840 W, thence to latitude 38°5853 N, longitude 076°2834 W, thence to point of origin; located near the entrance to Spa Creek and Severn River, Annapolis, MD.
3.Saturday before Independence Day holidayMiddle River, Baltimore County, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Middle River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°1745 N, longitude 076°2349 W, approximately 300 yards east of Rockaway Beach, near Turkey Point.
4.June—last Saturday. July—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or SundayPotomac River, Charles County, MD—Newburg, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°2341 N, longitude 076°5930 W, located near Newburg, Maryland.
5.June 14th, July 4th. September—2nd Saturday. December 31stNorthwest Harbor (East Channel), Patapsco River, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 39°1555 N, 076°3433 W, located adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor.
6.May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday. July 4th. December 31stBaltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°1701 N, longitude 076°3631 W, located at the entrance to Baltimore Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southwest of pier 3.
7.May—2nd or 3rd Thursday or Friday. July 4th. December 31stBaltimore Inner Harbor, Patapsco River, MD, Safety ZoneThe waters of the Patapsco River within a 100 yard radius of approximate position latitude 39°1704 N, longitude 076°3636 W, located in Baltimore Inner Harbor, approximately 125 yards southeast of pier 1.
8.July 4th. December 31stNorthwest Harbor (West Channel) Patapsco River, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Patapsco River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°1621 N, longitude 076°3438 W, located adjacent to the West Channel of Northwest Harbor.
9.July 4thPatuxent River, Calvert County, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Patuxent River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge located at latitude 38°1917 N, longitude 076°2745 W, approximately 800 feet from shore at Solomons Island, MD.
10.July 3rdChesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°4136 N, longitude 076°3130 W, and within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°4128 N, longitude 076°3129 W, located near Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.
11.July 4thChoptank River, Cambridge, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Choptank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at Great Marsh Point, located at latitude 38°3506 N, longitude 076°0446 W.
12.July—2nd or 3rd Saturday and last SaturdayPotomac River, Fairview Beach, Charles County, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°1957 N, longitude 077°1440 W, located north of the shoreline at Fairview Beach, Virginia.
13.May—last Saturday. July 4thPotomac River, Charles County, MD—Mount Vernon, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°4230 N, longitude 077°0447 W; thence to latitude 38°4218 N, longitude 077°0442 W; thence to latitude 38°4211 N, longitude 077°0510 W; thence to latitude 38°4222 N, longitude 077°0512 W; thence to point of origin located along the Potomac River shoreline at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Fairfax County, VA.
14.October—1st SaturdayDukeharts Channel, Potomac River, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°1327 N, longitude 076°4448 W, located adjacent to Dukeharts Channel near Coltons Point, Maryland.
15.July—Day before Independence Day holiday and July 4th. November—3rd Thursday, 3rd Saturday and last Friday. December—1st, 2nd and 3rd FridayPotomac River, National Harbor, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 38°4713 N, longitude 077°0058 W; thence to latitude 38°4651 N, longitude 077°0115 W; thence to latitude 38°4725 N, longitude 077°0133 W; thence to latitude 38°4732 N, longitude 077°0108 W; thence to the point of origin, located at National Harbor, Maryland.
16.Sunday before July 4th, July 4thSusquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Susquehanna River within a 300 yard radius of approximate position latitude 39°3206 N, longitude 076°0522 W, located on the island at Millard Tydings Memorial Park.
17.June and July—Saturday before Independence Day holidayMiles River, St. Michaels, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Miles River within a 200 yard radius of approximate position latitude 38°4742 N, longitude 076°1251 W, located at the entrance to Long Haul Creek.
18.July 3rdTred Avon River, Oxford, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Tred Avon River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°4124 N, longitude 076°1037 W, approximately 500 yards northwest of the waterfront at Oxford, MD.
19.July 3rdNortheast River, North East, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Northeast River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 39°3526 N, longitude 075°5700 W, approximately 400 yards south of North East Community Park.
20.June—2nd or 3rd Saturday. July—1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday. September—1st or 2nd Saturday. December 31stUpper Potomac River, Washington, D.C., Safety ZoneAll waters of the Upper Potomac River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 38°4840 N, 077°0207 W, located near the waterfront of Alexandria, Virginia.
21.March through October, at the conclusion of evening MLB games at Washington Nationals Ball ParkAnacostia River, Washington, D.C., Safety ZoneAll waters of the Anacostia River within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°5213 N, longitude 077°0016 W, located near the Washington Nationals Ball Park.
22.June—last Saturday or July—first Saturday. July—3rd, 4th or last Saturday or SundayPotomac River, Prince William County, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Potomac River within a 200 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°3410 N, longitude 077°1536 W, located near Cherry Hill, Virginia.
23.July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean in an area bound by the following points: latitude 38°1939.9 N, longitude 075°0503.2 W; thence to latitude 38°1936.7 N, longitude 075°0453.5 W; thence to latitude 38°1945.6 N, longitude 075°0449.3 W; thence to latitude 38°1949.1 N, longitude 075°0500.5 W; thence to point of origin. The size of the safety zone extends approximately 300 yards offshore from the fireworks launch area located at the high water mark on the beach.
24.May—4th Sunday. June—3rd Monday, and June 29th. July 4th. August—1st and 4th Sunday. September—1st and 4th SundayIsle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of Isle of Wight Bay within a 350 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38°2232 N, longitude 075°0430 W.
25.July 4thAssawoman Bay, Fenwick Island—Ocean City, MD, Safety ZoneAll waters of Assawoman Bay within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks launch location on the pier at the West end of Northside Park, in approximate position latitude 38°2557.6 N, longitude 075°0355.8 W.
(c) Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads—COTP Zone
1.July 4thBroad Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Broad Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 36°527 N, longitude 076°0023 W, located on the shoreline near the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
2.October—1st FridayYork River, West Point, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the York River near West Point, VA within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display located in approximate position latitude 37°3125 N, longitude 076°4719 W.
3.July 4thYork River, Yorktown, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the York River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 37°1414 N, longitude 076°3002 W, located near Yorktown, Virginia.
4.May—1st Friday. July 4thJames River, Newport News, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the James River within a 325 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 36°5830 N, longitude 076°2619 W, located in the vicinity of the Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, Virginia.
5.June—4th Friday. July—1st Friday. July 4thChesapeake Bay, Norfolk, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display located in position latitude 36°5721 N, longitude 076°1500 W, located near Ocean View Fishing Pier.
6.July 4thChesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Chesapeake Bay 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 36°5502 N, longitude 076°0327 W, located at the First Landing State Park at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
7.Memorial Day. June—1st and 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday. July 4th. November—4th Saturday. December—1st Saturday and December 31st. January—1stElizabeth River, Southern Branch, Norfolk, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Elizabeth River Southern Branch in an area bound by the following points: latitude 36°5054.8 N, longitude 076°1810.7 W; thence to latitude 36°517.9 N, longitude 076°1801 W; thence to latitude 36°5045.6 N, longitude 076°1744.2 W; thence to latitude 36°5029.6 N, longitude 076°1723.2 W; thence to latitude 36°507.7 N, longitude 076°1732.3 W; thence to latitude 36°4958 N, longitude 076°1728.6 W; thence to latitude 36°4952.6 N, longitude 076°1743.8 W; thence to latitude 36°5027.2 N, longitude 076°1745.3 W thence to the point of origin.
8.July—3rd SaturdayJohn H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of John H. Kerr Reservoir within a 400 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°3751 N, longitude 078°3250 W, located near the center span of the State Route 15 Highway Bridge.
9.May, June, July, August, September, October—every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. July 4thNorth Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety Zone AAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 1000 yard radius of the center located near the shoreline at approximate position latitude 36°5112 N, longitude 075°5806 W, located off the beach between 17th and 31st streets.
10.September—last Saturday or October—1st SaturdayNorth Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone BAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°5035 N, longitude 075°5809 W, located on the 14th Street Fishing Pier.
11.Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday—Labor Day WeekendNorth Atlantic Ocean, VA Beach, VA, Safety Zone CAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°4955 N, longitude 075°5800 W, located off the beach between 2nd and 6th streets.
12.July 4thNansemond River, Suffolk, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Nansemond River within a 350 yard radius of approximate position latitude 36°4427 N, longitude 076°3442 W, located near Constant's Wharf in Suffolk, VA.
13.February—4th Saturday. July 4thChickahominy River, Williamsburg, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Chickahominy River within a 400 yard radius of the fireworks display in approximate position latitude 37°1450 N, longitude 076°5217 W, near Barrets Point, Virginia.
14.July—3rd, 4th and 5thGreat Wicomico River, Mila, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Great Wicomico River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°5031 N, longitude 076°1942 W near Mila, Virginia.
15.July—1st Friday, Saturday and SundayCockrells Creek, Reedville, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of Cockrells Creek located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°4954 N, longitude 076°1644 W near Reedville, Virginia.
16.May—last SundayJames River, Richmond, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the James River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°3113.1 N, longitude 077°2507.84 W near Richmond, Virginia.
17.June—last SaturdayRappahannock River, Tappahannock, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Rappahannock River located within a 400 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°5512.0 N, longitude 076°4912.0 W near Tappahannock, Virginia.
18.July 4thCape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of Cape Charles Harbor located within a 375 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 37°1546.5 N, longitude 076°0130.3 W near Cape Charles, Virginia.
19.July 4thPagan River, Smithfield, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Pagan River located within a 420 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°5918.0 N, longitude 076°3745.0 W near Smithfield, Virginia.
20.July 4thSandbridge Shores, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of Sandbridge Shores located within a 300 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°4324.9 N, longitude 075°5624.9 W near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
21.July 4thChesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA, Safety ZoneAll waters of Chesapeake Bay located within a 600 foot radius of the fireworks display at approximate position latitude 36°5458.18 N, longitude 076°0644.3 W near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
(d) Coast Guard Sector North Carolina—COTP Zone
1.July 4th. October—1st SaturdayMorehead City Harbor Channel, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Morehead City Harbor Channel that fall within a 360 yard radius of latitude 34°4301 N, longitude 076°4259.6 W, a position located at the west end of Sugar Loaf Island, NC.
2.April—2nd Saturday. July 4th. August—3rd Monday. October—1st SaturdayCape Fear River, Wilmington, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Cape Fear River within an area bound by a line drawn from the following points: latitude 34°1354 N, longitude 077°5706 W; thence northeast to latitude 34°1357 N, longitude 077°5705 W; thence north to latitude 34°1411 N, longitude 077°5707 W; thence northwest to latitude 34°1422 N, longitude 077°5719 W; thence east to latitude 34°1422 N, longitude 077°5706 W; thence southeast to latitude 34°1407 N, longitude 077°5700 W; thence south to latitude 34°1354 N, longitude 077°5658 W; thence to the point of origin, located approximately 500 yards north of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
3.July—1st Saturday and July 4thGreen Creek and Smith Creek, Oriental, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of Green Creek and Smith Creek that fall within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site at latitude 35°0129.6 N, longitude 076°4210.4 W, located near the entrance to the Neuse River in the vicinity of Oriental, NC.
4.July 4thPasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Pasquotank River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch barge in approximate position latitude 36°1747 N, longitude 076°1217 W, located approximately 400 yards north of Cottage Point, NC.
5.July 4th, or July 5thCurrituck Sound, Corolla, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Currituck Sound within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 36°2223.8 N, longitude 075°4956.3 W.
6.July 4th. November—3rd SaturdayMiddle Sound, Figure Eight Island, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Figure Eight Island Causeway Channel from latitude 34°1632 N, longitude 077°4532 W, thence east along the marsh to a position located at latitude 34°1619 N, longitude 077°4455 W, thence south to the causeway at position latitude 34°1616 N, longitude 077°4458 W, thence west along the shoreline to position latitude 34°1629 N, longitude 077°4534 W, thence back to the point of origin.
7.June—2nd Saturday. July 4thPamlico River, Washington, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of Pamlico River and Tar River within a 300 yard radius of latitude 35°3225 N, longitude 077°0342 W, a position located on the southwest shore of the Pamlico River, Washington, NC
8.July 4thNeuse River, New Bern, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Neuse River within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 35°0607.1 N, longitude 077°0135.8 W; located 420 yards north of the New Bern, Twin Span, high rise bridge.
9.July 4thEdenton Bay, Edenton, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters within a 300 yard radius of position latitude 36°0304 N, longitude 076°3618 W, approximately 150 yards south of the entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton, NC.
10.July 4th. November—Saturday following ThanksgivingMotts Channel, Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of Motts Channel within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°1229 N, longitude 077°4827 W, approximately 560 yards south of Sea Path Marina, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
11.July 4thCape Fear River, Southport, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the Cape Fear River within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 33°5440 N, longitude 078°0118 W, approximately 700 yards south of the waterfront at Southport, NC.
12.July 4thBig Foot Slough, Ocracoke, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of Big Foot Slough within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 35°0654 N, longitude 075°5924 W, approximately 100 yards west of the Silver Lake Entrance Channel at Ocracoke, NC.
13.August—1st TuesdayNew River, Jacksonville, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters of the New River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°4445 N, longitude 077°2618 W, approximately one half mile south of the Hwy 17 Bridge, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
14.July 4thPantego Creek, Belhaven, NC, Safety ZoneAll waters on the Pantego Creek within a 600 foot radius of the launch site on land at position 35°3235 N, 076°3746 W.

[USCG-2011-0118, 77 FR 16932, Mar. 23, 2012, as amended by USCG-2012-0970, 78 FR 29641, May 21, 2013; USCG-2013-0251, 78 FR 73441, Dec. 6, 2013]

(a) Definitions. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to act on his or her behalf.

(b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Chesapeake Bay, from the surface to the bottom, within 250 yards north of the north (westbound) span of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, and 250 yards south of the south (eastbound) span of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, from the western shore at Sandy Point to the eastern shore at Kent Island, Maryland.

(c) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones found in §165.33 of this part.

(2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the security zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, Baltimore to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced annually on the first Sunday in May from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

[CGD05-06-104, 72 FR 14422, Mar. 28, 2007]

(a) Definitions. (1) The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to act on his or her behalf.

(b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Georgetown Channel of the Potomac River, from the surface to the bottom, 75 yards from the eastern shore measured perpendicularly to the shore, between the Long Railroad Bridge (the most eastern bridge of the 5-span, Fourteenth Street Bridge Complex) to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and all waters in between, totally including the waters of the Georgetown Channel Tidal Basin.

(c) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones found in §165.33 of this part.

(2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the security zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, Baltimore to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time annually on July 4.

[CGD05-06-105, 72 FR 15836, Apr. 3, 2007]

(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to act on his or her behalf.

(b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn from Horseshoe Point, at 38°5947.6 N, 076°2933.2 W; eastward across the Severn river to a point located at 39°0001.5 N, 076°2908.5 W; and a line drawn from Biemans Point, at 38°5914.4 N, 076°2830.1 W; westward across the Severn River to a point 38°5903.5 N, 076°2850.0 W, located on the Naval Academy waterfront. This security zone includes the waters of College Creek eastward of the King George Street Bridge (NAD 1983).

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security zones found in §165.33 apply to the security zone described in paragraph (b) of this section.

(2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the security zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, Baltimore to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced annually on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

[CGD05-06-112, 72 FR 24188, May 2, 2007]

(a) Regulated Navigation Area. The following is a Regulated Navigation Area: The navigable waters of Delaware Bay and River, Salem River, Christina River, and Schuylkill River, in an area bounded on the south by a line drawn across the entrance to the Delaware Bay between Cape May Light and Harbor of Refuge Light and then continuing to the northernmost extremity of Cape Henlopen, and bounded on the north by a line drawn across the Delaware River between Trenton, NJ and Morrisville, PA along the southern side of the U.S. Route 1 Bridge.

(b) Definitions. As used in this section:

COTP means the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay and any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the COTP to act on his or her behalf.

Dangerous Cargo means those cargoes listed in §160.203 of this chapter when carried in bulk, but does not include cargoes listed in table 1 of 46 CFR part 153.

Underway means that a vessel is not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to any vessel operating within the Regulated Navigation Area, including a naval or public vessel, except a vessel engaged in:

(1) Law enforcement;

(2) Servicing aids to navigation; or

(3) Surveying, maintaining, or improving waters within the Regulated Navigation Area.

(d) Draft limitation. Unless otherwise authorized by the COTP, no vessel with a draft greater than 55 feet may enter this regulated navigation area.

Note: The project depth in many areas of the Regulated Navigation Area is less than 55 feet.

(e) Oil transfer operations. Unless otherwise authorized by the COTP, no vessel to vessel oil transfer operations, excluding bunkering, may be conducted within the area between the southern boundary of this regulated navigation area and the southern span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge except within the anchorage ground designated in 110.157(a)(1) of this chapter.

(f) Requirements for vessels carrying dangerous cargoes. The master, owner, or operator of a vessel carrying a dangerous cargo shall:

(1) Notify the COTP at least 72 hours before the vessel enters or departs the regulated navigation area and at least 12 hours before the vessel moves within the regulated navigation area. The notice must include a report of the vessel's propulsion and machinery status and, for foreign flag vessels, the notice must include any outstanding deficiencies identified by the vessel's flag state or classification society;

(2) Not enter, get or remain underway within the regulated navigation area if visibility is or is expected to be less than two (2) miles. If during the transit visibility becomes less than two (2) miles, the vessel must seek safe anchorage and notify the COTP immediately;

(3) Not anchor in any area within the regulated navigation area unless in times of emergency or with COTP permission;

(4) Not transfer dangerous cargo while the vessel is at anchor or bunkering;

(5) Maintain a manned watch in the steering compartment whenever the vessel is underway within the regulated navigation area unless the vessel has two separate and independent steering control systems with duplicate pilothouse steering gear control systems which meet the requirements of 46 CFR 58.25-70;

(6) When anchored within the regulated navigation area and:

(i) Sustained winds are greater than 25 knots but less than 40 knots, ensure the main engines are ready to provide full power in five minutes or less; and

(ii) Sustained winds are 40 knots or over, ensure that the main engines are on line to immediately provide propulsion;

(7) While moored within the regulated navigation area, ensure that at least two wire cable mooring lines (firewarps) are rigged and ready for use as emergency towing hookups fore and aft on the outboard side of the vessel;

(8) While underway or anchored within the regulated navigation area, ensure that at least two wire cable mooring lines (firewarps) are rigged and ready for use as emergency towing hookups fore and aft on the vessel; and,

(9) Proceed as directed by the COTP.

(g) Requirements for vessels operating in the vicinity of a vessel carrying dangerous cargoes. (1) Except for a vessel that is attending a vessel carrying dangerous cargo with permission from the master of the vessel carrying dangerous cargo or a vessel that is anchored or moored at a marina, wharf, or pier, and which remains moored or at anchor, no vessel may, without the permission of the COTP:

(i) Come or remain within 500 yards of the port or starboard side or within 1,000 yards of the bow or stern of an underway vessel that is carrying dangerous cargo; or

(ii) Come or remain within 100 yards of a moored or anchored vessel carrying dangerous cargo.

(2) The master, owner, or operator of any vessel receiving permission under paragraph (g)(1) of this section shall:

(i) Maintain a continuous radio guard on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16;

(ii) Operate at “no wake” speed or the minimum speed needed to maintain steerage; and

(iii) Proceed as directed by the COTP.

(3) No vessel may overtake a vessel carrying dangerous cargoes unless the overtaking can be completed before reaching any bend in the channel. Before any overtaking, the pilots, masters or operators of both the overtaking vessel and the vessel being overtaken must clearly agree on the circumstances of the overtaking, including vessel speeds, time and location of overtaking.

(h) Additional restrictions above the C&D Canal. When operating on the Delaware River above the C&D Canal:

(1) A vessel carrying dangerous cargo must be escorted by at least one commercial tug; and

(2) Meeting situations shall be avoided on river bends to the maximum extent possible.

(i) The COTP will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to inform the marine community of scheduled vessel movements during which the restrictions imposed by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section will be in effect.

[CGD 05-96-010, 62 FR 40275, July 28, 1997, as amended by USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40058, June 29, 2000]

(a) Location. A 500-yard radius around escorted passenger vessels in the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay zone as defined in 33 CFR 3.25-05.

(b) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones in §165.33 of this part.

(2) All persons or vessels operating at the minimum safe speed necessary to maintain navigation may transit within 500 yards of an escorted passenger vessel without the permission of the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay, PA or designated representative while the escorted passenger vessel is in the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay zone.

(3) No person or vessel may transit or remain within 100 yards of an escorted passenger vessel without the permission of the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or designated representative while the passenger vessel is in the Captain of the Port Philadelphia zone.

(4) Any person or vessel authorized to enter the security zone must operate in strict conformance with any directions given by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or designated representative and leave the security zone immediately if the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or designated representative so orders.

(5) When an escorted passenger vessel approaches within 100 yards of any vessel that is moored or anchored, the stationary vessel must stay moored or anchored while it remains within 100 yards of the passenger vessel unless it is either ordered by or given permission by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay or designated representative to do otherwise.

(6) The Coast Guard designated representative enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16. The Captain of the Port can be contacted at (215) 271-4807.

(c) Maneuver-restricted vessels. When conditions permit, the Captain of the Port or designated representative should:

(1) Permit vessels constrained by their navigational draft or restricted in their ability to maneuver to pass within the 100 yards of the passenger vessel in order to ensure safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules as seen in 33 CFR chapter I, subchapters D and E; and

(2) Permit vessels constrained by their navigational draft or restricted in their ability to maneuver that must transit via a navigable channel or waterway to pass within 100 yards of an anchored passenger vessel.

(d) Definitions. As used in this section—

Captain of the Port means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act as a designated representative on his behalf.

Escort means assets (surface or air) with the Coast Guard insignia that accompany and protect the escorted vessel, armed with crew-served weapons that are manned and ready.

Passenger vessels means vessels greater than 100 feet in length, over 100 gross tons that are authorized to carry 500 or more passengers, making voyages lasting more than 24 hours, except for ferries.

[CGD05-04-047, 69 FR 56697, Sept. 22, 2004]

(a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section:

(1) Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to act on his or her behalf.

(2) USS CONSTELLATION “turn-around” participants means the USS CONSTELLATION, its support craft and the accompanying towing vessels.

(b) Location. The following area is a moving safety zone: All waters, from surface to bottom, within 200 yards ahead of or 100 yards outboard or aft of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION, while operating in the Inner Harbor, the Northwest Harbor and the Patapsco River.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones, found in §165.23, apply to the safety zone described in paragraph (b) of this section.

(2) With the exception of USS CONSTELLATION “turn-around” participants, entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the moving safety zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF Channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the person or vessel shall proceed as directed. If permission is granted, all persons or vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland, and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. on the Thursday before Memorial Day (observed), and, if necessary due to inclement weather, from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. on the Thursday following Memorial Day (observed).

[CGD05-07-010, 72 FR 34624, June 25, 2007, as amended by USCG-2012-1075, 78 FR 14189, Mar. 5, 2013]

(a) Regulated area. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Magothy River, in Sillery Bay, contained within lines connecting the following positions: From position latitude 39°0440 N, longitude 076°2744 W; thence to position latitude 39°0448 N, longitude 076°2719 W; thence to position latitude 39°0459 N, longitude 076°2745 W; thence to position latitude 39°0459 N, longitude 076°2801 W; thence to position latitude 39°0441 N, longitude 076°2751 W; thence to the point of origin at position latitude 39°0440 N, longitude 076°2744 W. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983.

(b) Definitions. As used in this section:

(1) Captain of the Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland.

(2) Designated representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore to assist in enforcing the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing safety zones found in 33 CFR 165.23.

(2) All vessels and persons are prohibited from entering and accessing this safety zone, except as authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his or her designated representative.

(3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage within the safety zone must request authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his or her designated representative, by telephone at (410) 576-2693 or by marine band radio on VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on the fourth Saturday in July annually. All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this safety zone can be contacted on marine band radio VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz).

(4) All vessels and persons must comply with instructions of the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his or her designated representative.

(5) The operator of any vessel entering or located within this safety zone shall:

(i) Travel at no-wake speed,

(ii) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign, and

(iii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by any Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on the fourth Saturday in July annually.

[USCG-2012-0001, 77 FR 24840, Apr. 26, 2012]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) and connecting waters, from Bogue Sound—New River Daybeacon 58 (LLNR 39210) at approximate position 34°3757 North, 077°1218 West, and continuing in the AICW southwest to Bogue Sound—New River Daybeacon 70 (LLNR 39290) at approximate position 34°3307 North, 077°2030 West. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.

(b) Regulations. Notwithstanding the provisions of 33 CFR 334.440(e)(2)(i), no vessel may enter the safety zone described in paragraph (a) of this section while weapons firing exercises are in progress, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section or unless permitted by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina.

(1) Red warning flags or red warning lights will be displayed on towers located at both ends of the safety zone (Bear Creek and Cedar Point) while firing exercises are in progress. The flags or lights will be displayed by 8 a.m. on days where firing exercises are scheduled, and will be removed at the end of the firing exercise.

(2) A Coast Guard or U.S. Navy vessel will patrol each end of the safety zone to ensure the public is aware that firing exercises are in progress and that the firing area is clear of vessel traffic before weapons are fired.

(c) General information—(1) Announcements. The COTP North Carolina will announce the specific times and locations of firing exercises by Broadcast Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners. Normally, weapons firing for each firing exercise is limited to a two nautical mile portion of the safety zone. The COTP may issue general permission to transit all or specified parts of the safety zone outside of the actual firing area or if firing is temporarily stopped. This general permission will be announced in a Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(2) Camp Lejeune artillery operations. Artillery weapons firing over the AICW from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will be suspended and vessels permitted to transit the specified 2-nautical-mile firing area for a 1-hour period beginning at the start of each odd-numbered hour local time (e.g., 9 a.m.; 1 p.m.). A vessel may not enter the specified firing area unless it will be able to complete its transit of the firing area before firing exercises are scheduled to re-start.

(3) Atlantic Ocean naval gunnery live fire operations. Naval gunnery live fire operations over the AICW from off shore on the Atlantic Ocean may be conducted for periods not to exceed 4 hours, then suspended and vessels permitted to transmit the specified two-mile firing area for a minimum of one hour before firing may resume. A vessel may not enter the specified firing area unless it will be able to complete its transit of the firing area before firing exercises are scheduled to re-start.

(d) Contact information. U.S. Navy safety vessels may be contacted on VHF marine band radio channels 13 (156.65 MHz) and 16 (156.8 MHz). The Captain of the Port may be contacted at Sector North Carolina by telephone at (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200.

[CGD 05-98-38, 63 FR 58636, Nov. 2, 1998, as amended by USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40058, June 29, 2000; CGD05-03-167, 69 FR 41946, July 13, 2004; USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone:

(1) The waters of the Cape Fear River bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
34°1412 N77°5710 W
34°1412 N77°5706 W
34°1354 N77°5700 W
34°1354 N77°5706 W

(2) The safety zone boundary can be described as follows: starting at the stern of the Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA, across the Cape Fear River to the north end of the Coast Guard moorings, down along the east bank of the Cape Fear River to the bow of the tug CAPTAIN JOHN TAXIS Memorial (Chandler's Wharf), back across the Cape Fear River to Eagle Island, and then up along the west bank of the Cape Fear River to the stern of the Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA.

(b) Definitions. The designated representative of the Captain of the Port is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina to act on his behalf.

(c) General information. The Captain of the Port and the Command Duty Officer at Sector North Carolina can be contacted at telephone number (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander and the senior boarding officer on each vessel enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 81.

(d) Regulation. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area.

(1) The operator of any vessel in the immediate vicinity of this safety zone shall:

(i) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign.

(ii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign.

(2) Any spectator vessel may anchor outside of the regulated area specified in paragraph (a) of the section, but may not block a navigable channel.

(e) Effective date. The Captain of the Port will issue a Marine Safety Information Broadcast and a Notice to Mariners to notify the public when this section is in effect.

[59 FR 33200, June 28, 1994, as amended by USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40059, June 29, 2000; USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]

(a) Definitions. As used in this section—

Designated Representative means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the District Commander or local Captain of the Port (COTP), as defined in 33 CFR part 3, subpart 3.25, to act on his or her behalf.

Escorted vessel means a vessel, other than a U.S. naval vessel as defined in §165.2015, that is accompanied by one or more Coast Guard assets or Federal, State or local law enforcement agency assets as listed below:

(1) Coast Guard surface or air asset displaying the Coast Guard insignia.

(2) Coast Guard Auxiliary surface asset displaying the Coast Guard Auxiliary insignia.

(3) State and/or local law enforcement asset displaying the applicable agency markings and or equipment associated with the agency.

State and/or local law enforcement officers means any State or local government law enforcement officer who has authority to enforce State criminal laws.

(b) Location. The following area is a security zone: 500-yard radius around escorted vessels in the navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District as defined in 33 CFR 3.25-1, from surface to bottom.

(c) Regulations. (1) No vessel may approach within 500 yards of an escorted vessel within the navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District, unless traveling at the minimum speed necessary to navigate safely.

(2) No vessel may enter within a 100-yard radius of an escorted vessel within the navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District, without approval from the District Commander, Captain of the Port or their designated representatives.

(3) Moored or anchored vessels, which are overtaken by a moving zone, must remain stationary at their location until the escorted vessel maneuvers at least 500 yards past.

(4) Vessels restricted in their ability to maneuver may request permission of the District Commander, Captain of the Port or designated representative to enter the security zone in order to ensure safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules in 33 CFR chapter I, subparts D and E.

(5) The local COTP may notify the maritime and general public by marine information broadcast of the periods during which individual security zones have been activated by providing notice in accordance with 33 CFR 165.7.

(6) When moored, a security zone around an escorted vessel may also be enforced by Coast Guard, State or Local law enforcement personnel shoreside.

(7) Persons desiring to transit within 100 yards of an escorted vessel in the Fifth Coast Guard District must contact the local Captain of the Port on VHF channel 16 (156.800 MHz), VHF channel 13 (156.650 MHz) or at telephone numbers:

Philadelphia: (215) 271-4807

Baltimore: (410) 576-2693

Hampton Roads: (757) 668-5555 or (757) 484-8192

North Carolina: (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200

(8) If permission is granted to transit within 100 yards of an escorted vessel, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the District Commander, Captain of the Port or their designated representative.

[CGD05-04-171, 70 FR 11551, Mar. 9, 2005, as amended by USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]

(a) Location. The following area is a moving safety zone during the specified conditions: The waters of the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers for 500 yards ahead and astern, and 75 yards abeam of a vessel carrying hazardous materials when designated by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina.

(b) General Information. (1) The Captain of the Port and the Command Duty Officer at Sector North Carolina can be contacted at telephone number (877) 229-0770 or (910) 772-2200. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 81.

(2) The Captain of the Port may authorize and designate any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer to act on his behalf in enforcing this safety zone.

(3) Sector North Carolina will notify the maritime community of periods during which this safety zone will be in effect by providing advance notice of scheduled arrivals and departures of loaded hazardous materials vessels via a marine Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(c) Regulation. The general regulations governing safety zones contained in §165.23 apply.

[COTP Wilmington, NC 94-004, 59 FR 42759, Aug. 19, 1994, as amended by USCG-2000-7223, 65 FR 40059, June 29, 2000; USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Atlantic Ocean within the area bounded by a line drawn north from the tip of Cape Henlopen located at latitude 38°48.2 N, longitude 75°05.5 W, to a point located at latitude 38°49.4 N, longitude 75°05.5 W; thence east to a point located at latitude 38°49.4 N, longitude 75°01.4 W; thence south to a point located at latitude 38°43.0 N, longitude 75°01.4 W; thence west to a point on the shoreline located at latitude 38°43.0 N, longitude 75°04.5 W; thence north following the shoreline, to a point located at latitude 38°48.2 N, longitude 75°05.5 W. All coordinate refer to Datum: NAD 1983.

(b) Regulation. The general regulations governing safety zones contained in §165.23 apply. Vessels may not enter the safety zone without first obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay.

(c) Dates. This section is enforced annually on the second Saturday in May and the following day.

(d) General information. (1) Those times during which hazardous conditions exist inside the safety zone will be announced by Broadcast Notice to Mariners. General permission to enter the safety zone will be broadcast during non-hazardous times.

(2) You can gain access to the safety by calling Sector Field Office Atlantic City command center at telephone number (609) 677-2222 and on VHF channel 13 or 16.

(3) The COTP Delaware Bay may authorize and designate any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer to act on his behalf in enforcing this safety zone.

[CGD05-98-043, 69 FR 28827, May 19, 2004]

(a) Description of the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA). The RNA encompasses all waters of the Cape Fear River and Northeast Cape Fear River from the intersection of Bald Head Shoal Channel and Smith Island Channel (centerline coordinates Latitude 33°5224.028 N, Longitude 78°0029.624 W (NAD 83)) to mile 26.7 on the Northeast Cape Fear River.

(b) Work areas. Dredging work within the RNA will be conducted in five distinct areas: Ocean Bar II, Horseshoe Shoal, Passing Lane & Anchorage Basin, Big Island, and the Northeast Cape Fear River. Drilling or blasting is expected to occur within the Passing Lane & Anchorage Basin, Big Island, and the Northeast Cape Fear River work areas. The blast sites within the RNA, will be identified and made available to the public through: Broadcast Notices to Mariners or Local Notices to Mariners (Local Notices to Mariners are available on-line at www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/d5/); direct contact with the control vessel on channel 16 VHF-FM; direct contact with the contractor; or through the Captain of the Port on VHF marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16; or at telephone number (910) 772-2200. In addition, dredge and blasting companies will have a control vessel present at the site of each blast.

(c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced during the months of August, September, October, November, December, and January, each year. This rule will expire on January 31, 2006.

(d) Definitions. Active work area means a work area in which blasting, drilling, or dredging operations are currently taking place.

Blast site means the area where explosive material is handled during loading, including the perimeter formed by the loaded blast holes and fifty (50) feet (15.2 meters) in all directions from loaded holes.

Blasting operations means the detonation of explosives on the river bottom.

Captain of the Port means the Coast Guard officer designated by the Commandant to command the Captain of the Port Zone as described in 33 CFR 3.25-20.

Control vessel means the vessel at an active work area which coordinates operations within the active work area.

Hangfire means a blast that fails to detonate at initiation, but detonates at a later time.

Mile means measured as nautical miles.

Misfire means a blast that fails to detonate completely after an attempt at initiation, also the explosive material that failed to detonate as planned.

RNA means Regulated Navigation Area.

Work area means those places within the RNA where dredging, drilling, and blasting shall be conducted.

(e) Description of work areas in the RNA—(1) Ocean Bar II, mouth of Cape Fear. The work area includes: Part of Bald Head Shoal Channel, Smith Island Channel, Baldhead Caswell Channel, Southport Channel, Battery Island Channel, Lower Swash Channel, and the majority of Snows Marsh Channel. The downstream end of the work area (centerline coordinates: Latitude 33°5043.668 N, Longitude 78°0140.068 W (NAD 1983)) is located southeast of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 8 (LL 30350), approximately 2,560 feet east of the centerline of the existing Bald Head Shoal Channel. Upstream end of the work area is located 1,200 feet downstream of the intersection of Snows Marsh Channel and Horseshoe Shoal Channel at turn six (mile 6.5, approximately 1,150 feet downstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LL 30530/39965)).

(2) Horseshoe Shoal. The work area includes: Horseshoe Shoal Channel and part of Snows Marsh Channel. Downstream end of the work area is located 1,200 feet downstream of the intersection of Snows Marsh Channel and Horseshoe Shoal Channel (mile 6.5, approximately 1,150 feet downstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LL 30530/39965)). Upstream end of the work area is located at the intersection of Horseshoe Shoal Channel and Reaves Point Channel (mile 7.7, at about Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 27 (LL 30550/39945)).

(3) Big Island. The work area includes: Part of Keg Island Channel, Lower Big Island Channel, Upper Big Island Channel, and part of Lower Brunswick Channel. Downstream end of the work area is approximately 2,230 feet upstream of the intersection of Upper Lilliput Channel and Keg Island Channel (mile 16.2, approximately 1,320 feet downstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 46 (LL 30765) and approximately 2,300 feet upstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 44 (LL 30750)). Upstream end of the work area is approximately 2,680 feet upstream of intersection of Upper Big Island Channel and Lower Brunswick Channel (mile 18.7, approximately 1,620 feet upstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 56 (LL 30830) and approximately 590 feet downstream of the Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L) overhead power line crossing).

(4) Passing Lane and Anchorage Basin. There are two separate work areas for this contract, separated by the Big Island Contract.

(i) Passing Lane work area is located immediately downstream of the Big Island contract work area. The work area includes: Reaves Point Channel, Lower Midnight Channel, Upper Midnight Channel, Lilliput Channel, and part of Keg Island Channel. Downstream end of Passing Lane work area is the intersection of Horseshoe Shoal Channel and Reaves Point Channel (mile 7.7, at about Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 27 (LL 30550/39945)). Upstream end of the Passing Lane work area is approximately 2,230 feet upstream of intersection of Upper Lilliput Channel and Keg Island Channel (mile 16.2, approximately 1,320 feet downstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 46 (LL 30765) and approximately 2,300 feet upstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 44 (LL 30750)).

(ii) Anchorage Basin work area is located immediately upstream of the Big Island contract work area. The work area includes: Part of Lower Brunswick Channel, Fourth East Jetty Channel, Between Channel, and Anchorage Basin Channel. Downstream end of Anchorage Basin work area is approximately 2,680 feet upstream of intersection of Upper Big Island Channel and Lower Brunswick Channel (mile 18.7, approximately 1,620 feet upstream of Cape Fear River Channel Lighted Buoy 56 (LL 30830) and approximately 590 feet downstream of the CP&L overhead power line crossing). Upstream end of Anchorage Basin work area is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (mile 23.6).

(5) Northeast Cape Fear River. The downstream end of the work area is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (mile 23.6). Upstream end of the work area (approximately mile 26.7) is on the Northeast Cape Fear River and is approximately 700 feet upstream of the turning basin located opposite Koch Sulfur Products Co. and approximately 90 feet downstream of the submerged gas pipeline crossing.

(f) Regulations. (1) Blasting, drilling, and dredging operations raise many safety issues for vessels transiting the RNA. All mariners are reminded to exercise caution while transiting or operating in the RNA.

(2) Active work areas, control vessels, and blast sites will be identified via Broadcast Notices to Mariners or Local Notices to Mariners. The Local Notice to Mariners is available on-line at www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/d5/. Control vessels shall monitor channel 16 VHF-FM.

(3) The following requirements apply to all vessels.

(i) All vessels shall inform themselves of the active work areas prior to entering the RNA.

(ii) All vessels shall contact and receive permission from the control vessel for that work area before entering the active work area.

(iii) All vessels transiting an active work area shall do so at no wake speed or the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage.

(iv) During blasting operations all vessels are prohibited from entering an area of 500 yards surrounding the blast site. Upon notification of a misfire or hangfire, all vessels underway in the RNA shall proceed to clear the active work area in which the misfire or hangfire occurred.

(4) Vessels over 300 gross tons and tugs with tows are required to contact the COTP 12 hours before vessel movement within the RNA.

(5) Vessels meeting the notice of arrival requirements under 33 CFR 160.207 are encouraged to notify the COTP at least 48-hours before the vessel enters the RNA to facilitate scheduling and minimize delays. Updates are encouraged at least 12 hours before arriving at the RNA boundaries. The COTP may delay entry into the RNA to accommodate other commercial traffic.

(6) Vessels of 300 gross tons or greater shall be prohibited from entering the RNA when they are advised that a misfire or hangfire has occurred.

(7) For any vessel with another vessel/barge in tow transiting an active work area, the hawser or wire length of the tow shall not exceed 275 feet, measured from the towing bit on the tug to the point where the hawser or wire connects with the towed vessel or barge.

(8) Vessels of 300 gross tons or greater and tugs with tows, shall, prior to entering the RNA, ensure that they have sufficient propulsion and directional control to safely navigate the RNA under the prevailing conditions.

(9) Vessels of 300 gross tons or greater and tugs with tows are prohibited from meeting or overtaking vessels of 300 gross tons or greater or tugs with tows in active work areas or within one nautical mile of an active work area.

(10) The Captain of the Port, North Carolina may, upon written request, authorize a deviation from any regulation in this section if it is found that the proposed operations can be done safely. An application for deviation must be received not less than 48 hours before intended operation and must state the need and describe the proposal.

[CGD05-01-006, 66 FR 39099, July 27, 2001, as amended by USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: Starting at the south branch of the Forked River in the vicinity of the Oyster Creek Generation Station, bounded by a line beginning at 39°4912.0 N, 074°1213.0 W; thence to 39°4839.7 N, 074°120 W; along the shoreline, thence to 39°4840.0 N, 074°120.3 W; thence to 39°4911.8 N, 074°1210.5 W; thence back along the shoreline to the beginning point. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones in §165.33 of this part.

(2) No person or vessel may enter or navigate within this security zone unless authorized to do so by the Coast Guard or designated representative. Any person or vessel authorized to enter the security zones must operate in strict conformance with any directions given by the Coast Guard or designated representative and leave the security zone immediately if the Coast Guard or designated representative so orders.

(3) The Coast Guard or designated representative enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16. The Captain of the Port can be contacted at (215) 271-4807.

(4) The Captain of the Port will notify the public of any changes in the status of this security zone by Marine Safety Radio Broadcast on VHF-FM marine band radio, channel 22 (157.1 MHZ).

(c) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act as a designated representative on his behalf.

[CGD05-03-111, 69 FR 5284, Feb. 4, 2004]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of the Salem and Hope Creek Generation Stations bounded by a line drawn from a point located at 39°2808.0 N, 075°3231.7 W to 39°2806.5 N, 075°3247.4 W, thence to 39°2728.4 N, 075°3215.8 W, thence to 39°2728.8 N, 075°3156.6 W, thence to 39°2739.9 N, 075°3151.6 W, thence along the shoreline to the point of 39°2808.0 N, 075°3231.7 W. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones in §165.33 of this part.

(2) No person or vessel may enter or navigate within this security zone unless authorized to do so by the Coast Guard or designated representative. Any person or vessel authorized to enter the security zones must operate in strict conformance with any directions given by the Coast Guard or designated representative and leave the security zone immediately if the Coast Guard or designated representative so orders.

(3) The Coast Guard or designated representative enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16. The Captain of the Port can be contacted at (215) 271-4807.

(4) The Captain of the Port will notify the public of any changes in the status of this security zone by Marine Safety Radio Broadcast on VHF-FM marine band radio, channel 22 (157.1 MHZ).

(c) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act as a designated representative on his behalf.

[CGD05-03-113, 69 FR 5279, Feb. 4, 2004]

(a) Location. The following area is a security zone: the waters of the Susquehanna River in the vicinity of the Three Mile Island Generating Station bounded by a line beginning at 40°0914.74 N, 076°4340.77 W; thence to 40°0914.74 N, 076°4342.22 W, thence to 40°0916.67 N, 076°4342.22 W, thence to 40°0916.67 N, 076°4340.77 W; thence back to the beginning point 40°0914.74 N, 076°4340.77 W. All coordinates reference Datum: NAD 1983.

(b) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing security zones in §165.33 of this part.

(2) No person or vessel may enter or navigate within this security zone unless authorized to do so by the Coast Guard or designated representative. Any person or vessel authorized to enter the security zone must operate in strict conformance with any directions given by the Coast Guard or designated representative and leave the security zone immediately if the Coast Guard or designated representative so orders.

(3) The Coast Guard or designated representative enforcing this section can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, channels 13 and 16. The Captain of the Port can be contacted at (215) 271-4807. The Security Manager at Three Mile Island can be contacted at (717) 948-8208 or (717) 948-8039.

(4) The Captain of the Port will notify the public of any changes in the status of this security zone by Marine Safety Radio Broadcast on VHF-FM marine band radio, channel 22 (157.1 MHZ).

(c) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port means the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act as a designated representative on his behalf.

[CGD05-03-116, 69 FR 46103, Aug. 2, 2004]

(a) Definition. As used in this section, Captain of the Port means the Commander of Sector Delaware Bay or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The Captain of the Port may be contacted by telephone at (215) 271-4807 or via VHF marine band radio, channel 16.

(b) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters located within a 150-yard radius around the dredging operation and barge, conducting dredging operations in or near the Marcus Hook Range in the vicinity of Anchorage 7.

(c) Enforcement. This safety zone will be enforced annually beginning on September 1 through December 31.

(d) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing safety zones in 33 CFR 165.23 of this part.

(2) All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this safety zone or watch officers aboard the Dredge and Barge can be contacted on VHF marine band radio, channel 16. The Captain of the Port may be contacted by telephone at (215) 271-4807 or via VHF marine band radio, channel 16.

[CGD05-04-035, 70 FR 40887, July 15, 2005]

(a) Location. The following area is a regulated navigation area: All waters of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C & D) Canal within the anchorage basin at Chesapeake City, Maryland, bounded by a line drawn across the entrance to the basin from position latitude 39°3139.6 N, longitude 075°4836.5 W, to position latitude 39°3140.6 N, longitude 075°4843.3 W. All coordinates refer to NAD 1983.

(b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section:

District Commander means the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, to act on his or her behalf, or his or her designated representative.

(c) Regulations. The general regulations governing regulated navigation areas, found in 33 CFR 165.13, apply to the regulated navigation area described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(1) All vessels and persons are prohibited from entering and accessing this regulated navigation area, except as authorized by the District Commander or his or her designated representative.

(2) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage within the regulated navigation area must request authorization from the District Commander or his or her designated representative, by telephone at (410) 576-2693 or by marine band radio on VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the last Saturday in June, annually. All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated navigation area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz).

(3) The operator of any vessel entering or located within this regulated navigation area shall:

(i) Travel at no-wake speed,

(ii) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign, and

(iii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a Coast Guard Ensign.

(4) All vessels and persons within this regulated navigation area must comply with any additional instructions of the District Commander or the designated representative.

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the regulated navigation area by any Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the last Saturday in June, annually.

[USCG-2008-1119, 74 FR 28611, June 17, 2009]

(a) The water, land, and land and water within the following boundaries are a security zone—The perimeter of the Cape Canaveral Barge Canal and the Banana River at 28°2433 N., 80°3948 W.; then due west along the northern shoreline of the barge canal for 1,300 yards; then due north to 28°2842 N., 80°4030 W., on Merritt Island. From this position, the line proceeds irregularly to the eastern shoreline of the Indian River to a position 1,300 yards south of the NASA Causeway at 28°3054 N., 80°4342 W. (the line from the barge canal to the eastern shoreline of the Indian River is marked by a three-strand barbed-wire fence), then north along the shoreline of the Indian River to the NASA Causeway at 28°3130 N., 80°4348 W. The line continues west on the southern shoreline of the NASA Causeway to NASA Gate 3 (permanent), then north to the northern shoreline of the NASA Causeway and east on the northern shoreline of the causeway back to the shoreline on Merritt Island at position 28°3136 N., 80°4342 W., then northwest along the shoreline to 28°4101.2 N., 80°4710.2 W. (Blackpoint); then due north to channel marker #6 on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), then northeast along the southern edge of the ICW to the western entrance to the Haulover Canal. From this point, the line continues northeast along the southern edge of the Haulover Canal to the eastern entrance to the canal; then due east to a point in the Atlantic Ocean 3 miles offshore at 28°4442 N., 80°3751 W.; then south along a line 3 miles from the coast to Wreck Buoy “WR6”, then to Port Canaveral Channel Lighted Buoy 10, then west along the northern edge of the Port Canaveral Channel to the northeast corner of the intersection of the Cape Canaveral Barge Canal and the ICW in the Banana River at 28°2436 N., 80°3842 W. The line continues north along the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway to daymarker ‘35’ thence North Westerly one quarter of a mile south of NASA Causeway East (Orsino Causeway) to the shoreline on Merritt Island at position 28°30.95 N., 80°37.6 W., then south along the shoreline to the starting point.

(b) The area described in paragraph (a) of this section is closed to all vessels and persons, except those vessels and persons authorized by the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, or the COTP Jacksonville, Florida, whenever space vehicles are to be launched by the United States Government from Cape Canaveral.

(c) COTP Jacksonville, Florida, closes the security zone, or specific portions of it, by means of locally promulgated notices. The closing of the area is signified by the display of a red ball from a 90-foot pole near the shoreline at approximately 28°3500 N., 80°3436 W., and from a 90-foot pole near the shoreline at approximately 28°2518 N., 80°3500 W. Appropriate Local Notices to Mariners will also be broadcast on 2670 KHZ.

[CGD 79-034, 47 FR 29660, July 8, 1982, as amended by CGD 7-82-10, 48 FR 11696, Mar. 21, 1983; USCG-1998-3799, 63 FR 35532, June 30, 1998]

(a) A floating safety zone is established consisting of an area 1000 yards fore and aft of a loaded anhydrous ammonia vessel and the width of the channel in the following areas:

(1) For inbound tank vessels loaded with anhydrous ammonia, Tampa Bay Cut “F” Channel from Lighted Buoys “3F” and “4F” north through and including Gadsden Point Cut Lighted Buoy “3” and commencing at Gadsden Point Cut Lighted Buoys “7” and “8” north and including Hillsborough Cut “C” Channel.

(i) For vessels bound for R. E. Knight Pier at Hookers Point the safety zone includes, in addition to the area in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, Hillsborough Cut “D” Channel to the southern tip of Harbor Island.

(ii) For vessels bound for the anhydrous ammonia receiving terminals to Port Sutton the safety zone includes, in addition to the area in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, Port Sutton Channel.

(2) For outbound tank vessels loaded with anhydrous ammonia the safety zone is established when the vessel departs the receiving terminal and continues through the area described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

(3) The floating safety zone is disestablished when the anhydrous ammonia carrier is safely moored at the anhydrous ammonia receiving facility.

(b) All vessels over 5000 gross tons intending to pass anhydrous ammonia vessels moored in Port Sutton, and all vessels intending to moor in the R. E. Knight facilities at Hookers Point while an anhydrous ammonia vessel is moored in this facility, must give 30 minutes notice to the anhydrous ammonia vessel so it may take appropriate safety precautions.

(c) The general regulations governing safety zones contained in §165.23 apply.

(d) The Sector St. Petersburg will notify the maritime community of periods during which these safety zones will be in effect by providing advance notice of scheduled arrivals and departures of loaded anhydrous ammonia vessels via a marine broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(e) Should the actual time of entry of the anhydrous ammonia vessel into the safety zone vary more than one half hour from the scheduled time stated in the broadcast Notice to Mariners, the person directing the movement of the anhydrous ammonia vessel shall obtain permission from Captain of the Port Tampa before commencing the transit.

(f) Prior to commencing the movement, the person directing the movement of the anhydrous ammonia vessel shall make a security broadcast to advise mariners of the intended transit. All additional security broadcasts as recommended by the U.S. Coast Pilot 5, ATLANTIC COAST shall be made through the transit.

(g) Vessels carrying anhydrous ammonia are permitted to enter and transit Tampa and Hillsborough Bay and approaches only with a minimum of three miles visibility.

(h) The Captain of the Port Tampa may waive any of the requirements of this subpart for any vessel upon finding that the vessel or class of vessel, operational conditions, or other circumstances are such that application of this subpart is unnecessary or impractical for purposes of port safety or environmental safety.

(i) The owner, master, agent or person in charge of a vessel or barge, loaded with anhydrous ammonia shall report the following information to the Captain of the Port, Tampa at least twenty-four hours before entering Tampa Bay or its approaches or departing from Tampa Bay:

(1) Name and country of registry of the vessel or barge;

(2) The name of the port or place of departure;

(3) The name of the port or place of destination:

(4) The estimated time that the vessel is expected to begin its transit of Tampa Bay and the time it is expected to commence its transit of the safety zone.

(5) The cargo carried and amount.

[CGD7-85-32, 51 FR 28382, Aug. 7, 1986 as amended by CGD07-87-07, 52 FR 31763, Aug. 24, 1987; 65 FR 9221, Feb. 24, 2000]

(a) A floating safety zone is established consisting of an area 1000 yards fore and aft of a loaded Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessel and the width of the channel in the following areas. Any vessels desiring to enter the safety zone must obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg.

(1) For vessels loaded with LPG and bound for the LPG receiving terminal in Port Sutton the safety zone starts at Tampa Bay Cut “F” Channel from Lighted Buoys “3F” and “4F” and proceeds north ending at Gadsden Point Cut Lighted Buoys “3” and “4”. The safety zone starts again at Gadsden Point Cut Lighted Buoys “7” and “8” and proceeds north through Hillsborough Cut “C”, Port Sutton Entrance Channel, and ends at the Port Sutton LPG facility.

(2) For vessels loaded with LPG and bound for the LPG receiving terminal in Rattlesnake the safety zone starts at Tampa Bay Cut “J” Channel from lighted buoy “10J” and proceeds north through Tampa Bay Cut “K” Channel to buoy “11K.” When a loaded LPG vessel departs the marked channel at Tampa Bay Cut “K” buoy “11K” enroute to Rattlesnake, Tampa, FL, the floating safety zone extends 500 yards in all directions surrounding the loaded LPG vessel, until it arrives at the entrance to Rattlesnake. While the loaded LPG vessel is maneuvering in the Rattlesnake slip and until it is safely moored at the LPG facility, the floating safety zone extends 150 feet fore and aft of the loaded LPG vessel and the width of the slip. Moored vessels are allowed within the parameters of the 150-foot safety zone.

(b) The floating safety zone is disestablished when the LPG carrier is safely moored at the LPG receiving facility.

(c) For outbound tank vessels loaded with LPG, the safety zone is established when the vessel departs the terminal and continues through the area described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(d) All vessels over 5000 gross tons intending to pass LPG vessels moored in Port Sutton, and all vessels intending to pass LPG vessels moored in Rattlesnake, must give 30 minutes notice to the LPG vessel so it may take appropriate safety precautions.

(e) The general regulations governing safety zones contained in §165.23 apply.

(f) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port St. Petersburg will notify the maritime community of periods during which these safety zones will be in effect by providing advance notice of scheduled arrivals and departures of loaded LPG vessels via a marine broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(g) Should the actual time of entry of the LPG vessel into the safety zone vary more than one half (1/2 ) hour from the scheduled time stated in the broadcast Notice to Mariners, the person directing the movement of the LPG vessel shall obtain permission from Captain of the Port St. Petersburg before commencing the transit.

(h) Prior to commencing the movement, the person directing the movement of the LPG vessel shall make a security broadcast to advise mariners of the intended transit. All additional security broadcasts as recommended by the U.S. Coast Pilot 5, ATLANTIC COAST, shall be made throughout the transit.

(i) Vessels carrying LPG are permitted to enter and transit Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay and approaches only with a minimum of three miles visibility.

(j) The Captain of the Port St. Petersburg may waive any of the requirements of this subpart for any vessel upon finding that the vessel or class of vessel, operational conditions, or other circumstances are such that application of this subpart is unnecessary or impractical for purposes of port safety or environmental safety.

(k) The owner, master, agent or person in charge of a vessel or barge, loaded with LPG shall report, at a minimum, the following information to the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg at least twenty-four (24) hours before entering Tampa Bay, its approaches, or departing Tampa Bay:

(1) The name and country of registry of the vessel or barge;

(2) The name of the port or place of departure;

(3) The name of the port or place of destination;

(4) The estimated time that the vessel is expected to begin its transit of Tampa Bay and the time it is expected to commence its transit of the safety zone(s); and

(5) The cargo carried and amount.

[COTP Tampa 00-054, 66 FR 14489, Mar. 13, 2001]

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: Two hundred foot radius around Garden City Terminal, approximate position 32 degrees 8 minutes, N, 81 degrees 9.5 minutes W, and around all cargo ships loaded with military equipment and transiting the Savannah River.

(b) Effective dates. This regulation becomes effective at 12 p.m. 14 December 1990 until terminated by the Captain of the Port, Savannah, GA.

(c) Regulation. In accordance with the general regulations in §165.23 of this part, entry into the zone is subject to the following requirements.

(1) All persons and vessels in the vicinity of the safety zone shall immediately obey any direction or order of the Captain of the Port or a representative of the Captain of the Port.

(2) The “representative of the Captain of the Port” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port, Savannah, GA to act on his behalf. A representative of the Captain of the Port may be contacted on board any Coast Guard vessel assigned to enforce the safety zone.

(3) Before entering the safety zone, a vessel operator shall contact the Captain of the Port or a representative of the Captain of the Port to determine what restrictions, if any, have been imposed on vessels in the safety zone. The Captain of the Port may be contacted by telephone via the Command Duty Officer at (912) 944-4371. Coast Guard vessels assisting in the enforcement of the safety zone may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 or 16, or vessel operators may determine restrictions in effect for the safety zone by coming alongside a Coast Guard vessel patrolling the perimeter of the safety zone.

(4) The Captain of the Port will issue a Marine Safety Information Broadcast Notice to Mariners to Notify the maritime community of the safety zone and restrictions imposed.

[Reg. 90-129, 55 FR 52272, Dec. 21, 1990]

Effective Date Note: At 55 FR 52272, Dec. 21, 1990, §165.T0704 was added. This is an emergency temporary rule and will remain in effect until terminated by the Captain of the Port Savannah, GA.

(a) Security Zone A—East (Trident) Basin, Port Canaveral Harbor, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida. All waters of the East Basin north of latitude 28°2436 N.

(b) Security Zone B—Middle Basin, Port Canaveral Harbor, adjacent to the Navy wharf at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard County, Florida. The waters of Port Canaveral Harbor within a line circumscribing the water approaches to the Navy wharf along the northeasterly edge of the Port Canaveral Harbor turning basin at a distance of 200 feet from all portions of the wharf including the dolphins located 200 feet off the northwest end and 75 feet off the southeast end of the wharf.

(c) Entrance into these zones by vessels other than vessels owned or leased by the United States is prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida.

(d) The general regulations governing security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply.

[CGD7 87-38, 53 FR 38718, Oct. 3, 1988; CGD7 87-38, 54 FR 611, Jan. 9, 1989; CGD7 89-21, 54 FR 26198, June 22, 1989]

(a) Regulated area. The following boundaries are established as a safety and security zone during specified conditions:

(1) All waters 200 yards ahead and astern and 100 yards to each side of a vessel transporting nuclear materials while the vessel transits from Charleston Harbor Entrance Buoy “C” (LLNR 1885, position 32-39.6N, 079-40.9W) to the Charleston Naval Weapons Station (position 32-55.4N, 079-56.0W) on the Cooper River. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 1983.

(2) All waters within 100 yards of the vessel described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section while the vessel is conducting cargo operations at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station.

(b) Captain of the Port Charleston will announce the activation of the safety/security zones described in paragraph (a) of this section by Broadcast Notice to Mariners. The general regulations governing safety and security zones contained in §§165.23 and 165.33 apply.

[COTP Charleston 96-034, 61 FR 68156, Dec. 27, 1996]

(a) Regulated area. The Coast Guard is establishing a fixed security zone on all waters of the Cooper River, bank-to-bank and surface to bottom, from the Don Holt I-526 Bridge to the intersection of Foster Creek at a line on 32 degrees 58 minutes North Latitude.

(b) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced when security assets are on scene and Sector Charleston has notified the maritime community that an Enforcement Period is in effect. Sector Charleston will notify the maritime community by broadcast notice to mariners on VHF Marine Band Radio, Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), or Marine Safety Information Bulletins, or actual notice from on scene security assets enforcing the security zone.

(c) Regulations. During enforcement of the security zone described in paragraph (a) of this section, vessels or persons are prohibited from entering, transiting, mooring, anchoring, or loitering within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston, South Carolina or his or her designated representative.

(1) Persons desiring to transit the Regulated Area may contact the Captain of the Port via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at (843) 720-3240 and request permission to transit the security zone.

(2) If permission to transit the security zone is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port or his or her designated representative.

[COTP Charleston 05-037, 70 FR 43282, July 27, 2005]

(a) Regulated area. A moving safety zone is established in the following area:

(1) The waters around naval aircraft carriers entering Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward, 500 yards astern and 350 yards on either side of each vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position 26°05.5 N, 80°04.8 W and continuing until the vessel is safely moored in approximate position 26°04.9 N, 80°06.9 W. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(2) The waters around naval aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward, 500 yards astern and 350 yards on either side of each vessel beginning at the Pier in approximate position 26°04.9 N, 80°06.9W, and continuing until the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position 26°05.5 N, 80°04.8 W. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(b) Regulations. (1) No person or vessel may enter, transit, or remain in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by him.

(2) Vessels encountering emergencies which require transit through the moving safety zone should contact the Coast Guard patrol craft on VHF Channel 16. In the event of an emergency, the Coast Guard patrol craft may authorize a vessel to transit through the safety zone with a Coast Guard designated escort.

(3) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of on-scene patrol personnel. On-scene patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, or petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Auxiliary and local or state officials may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other applicable laws.

[COTP MIAMI 96-054, 62 FR 32201, June 13, 1997]

(a) Location. The following area is a Regulated Navigation Area: A trapezoid at the water surface, and the entire water column from surface to seabed inclusive of the vessel, bounded by the following four coordinates:

   LatitudeLongitude
Western boundary32°4256 N79°4734 W
Southern boundary32°4232 N79°4642 W
Eastern boundary32°4326 N79°4527 W
Northern boundary32°4356 N79°4608 W

(NAD 83)

(b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in §165.23 of this part, all vessels and persons are prohibited from anchoring, diving, laying cable or conducting salvage operations in this zone except as authorized by the Captain of the Port.

[CGD 07-95-054, 60 FR 45047, Aug. 30, 1995]

(a) Location. The water and the land within the following boundaries are established as a safety and security zone during specified conditions:

(1) All waters within 200 yards of Blount Island, Jacksonville, Florida and all adjacent land within 100 yards of the island shoreline during staging of Department of Defense equipment and during the loading/unloading of military supply vessels.

(2) All waters within 200 yards of “any” waterfront facility at which a laden military vessel is located and all land at the facility, including docks and piers, within 100 yards of the St. Johns River.

(3) All waters within 200 yards of any specified military supply vessel during its transit of the St. Johns River and out to three (3) nautical miles offshore.

(b) Regulations. (1) For public notice, the zone described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section is effective beginning 11 December 1990 and will remain in force until cancelled by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida.

(2) The COTP Jacksonville may activate, as necessary, any portion of the safety/security zone described in paragraphs (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this section by means of locally promulgated broadcast notice to mariners. Once implemented, neither overtaking nor meeting situations will be allowed during specified vessel transits.

(3) In accordance with the general regulations governing safety and security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 and 165.33 of this part, entry into any portion of the described zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida.

(4) This regulation does not apply to authorized law enforcement agencies operating within the safety/security zone.

[COTP Jacksonville, FL Reg. 90-124, 55 FR 51700, Dec. 17, 1990]

(a) Location. The following area is established as a safety zone during the specified conditions: The waters within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks barge or barges during the storage, preparation, and launching of fireworks in the St. Johns River between the Hart and Acosta Bridges.

(b) Effective dates. This section becomes effective upon activation by the Captain of the Port by the broadcasting of a local Notice to Mariners on appropriate VHF-FM radio frequencies. It terminates at the conclusion of the fireworks display unless terminated earlier by the Captain of the Port.

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 165.23 of this part, anchoring, mooring or transiting in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or District Commander.

(2) This regulation does not apply to authorized law enforcement agencies operating within the Safety Zone.

[COTP Jacksonville Reg. 94-027, 59 FR 55584, Nov. 8, 1994]

(a) Location. The water located within the following area is established as a security zone: beginning at the shoreline of the St. Johns River at the northernmost property line of Naval Air Station Jacksonville next to Timuquana Country Club, at 30°1439.5 N, 81°4045 W; thence northeasterly to 30°1442 N, 81°4042 W; thence south remaining 400 feet from the shoreline at mean high water; thence past Piney Point and Black Point to the northern edge of Mulberry Cover Manatee refuge, 400 feet from Naval Air Station Jacksonville boat ramp, at 30°1300 N, 81°4023.5 W; thence southwesterly in a straight line to position 30°1214 N, 81°4042 W; thence southerly, remaining 400 seaward of the mean high water shoreline to 30°1140 N, 81°4115.5 W; thence northwest to the point at the end of the property line of Naval Air Station Jacksonville just north of the Buckman Bridge at position 30°1142.30 N, 81°4123.66 W; thence northeasterly along the mean high water shoreline of the St. Johns River and Mulberry Cove to the point of beginning. Datum: NAD 83

(b) In accordance with the general regulations in §165.33 of this part, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida. All other portions of §165.33 remain applicable.

(c) This regulation does not apply to Coast Guard vessels and authorized law enforcement vessels operating within the Security Zone.

[COTP Jacksonville Reg. 93-115, 60 FR 65571, Dec. 20, 1995]

(a) Location. The following are Regulated Navigation Areas:

(1) All the waters of the Miami River, Miami, Florida, from the Brickell Avenue Bridge, in approximate position 25°4619 N, 80°114 W, inland to the South Florida Water Management District's salinity dam in approximate position 25°484 N, 80°156 W.

(2) The Tamiami Canal from its intersection with the Miami river in approximate position 25°477 N, 80°147 W to the N.W. 37th Avenue bridge in approximate position 25°485 N, 80°155 W. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(b) Regulations. The restrictions in this paragraph apply to vessels operating within the regulated navigation areas in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized to deviate by the Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by him.

(1) All rafted vessels (inboard and outboard) must be properly moored in accordance with applicable municipal laws and regulations.

(2) At no time shall any vessels be rafted more than two abreast.

(3) Neither single nor rafted vessels shall extend greater than 54 feet into the main river (measured from the dock) without permission of the Captain of the Port.

(4) A minimum channel width of 65 feet shall be maintained at all times on the Miami River from the Brickell Avenue Bridge west to the Tamiami Canal. A minimum channel width of 45 feet shall be maintained at all times on the Miami River west of the junction of the Miami River and the Tamiami Canal to the South Florida Water Management District's salinity dam, as well as on the Tamiami Canal from its mouth to the N.W. 37th Avenue Bridge.

(5) All moored and rafted vessels shall provide safe access from the shore.

(6) All moored and rafted vessels shall provide clear and ready access for land-based firefighters to safely and quickly reach outboard rafted vessels.

(7) No vessels shall moor or raft in any manner as to impede safe passage of another vessel to any of the tributaries of the Miami River.

(8) Nothing in these regulations shall prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from requiring the relocation or movement of vessels in a declared flood emergency.

(c) Enforcement. Violations of these regulated navigation areas should be reported to the Captain of the Port, Miami. Persons in violation of these regulations will be subject to civil penalty under §165.13(b) of this part.

[CGD07-97-019, 62 FR 50512, Sept. 26, 1997]

(a) The water, land, and land and water within the following boundaries are established as safety zones during the specified conditions:

(1) Zone A. 200 yards in all directions around any specified Maritime Prepositioned Ship as it transits between the St. Johns River entrance sea buoy (STJ) and its berth inside the Mayport Basin (Ribault Bay), Mayport, Florida. The prescribed safety zone will also be in effect as the vessel transits to its berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal, Jacksonville, Florida.

(2) Zone B. 100 yards in all directions on land and 200 yards on water from the eastern end of Transit Shed #2 to the east shore of Alligator Creek at Blount Island Terminal, Jacksonville, Florida.

(3) Zone C: 100 yards in all directions on land from Gate berth #1 and all waters within the Back River (locally known as the Gate Slip) on Blount Island, Jacksonville, Florida, commencing from a line drawn between the southwesterly most shore point latitude 30°2334, longitude 81°3052 and the southeasterly most shore point latitude 30°2338, longitude 81°3036.

(b) The areas described in paragraph (a) of this section may be closed to all vessels and persons, except those vessels and persons authorized by the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District or the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida, whenever specified Maritime Prepositioned Ships are transiting the St. Johns River (Zone A), moored at Blount Island (Zone B), or moored at Gate Terminal (Zone C).

(c) The general regulations governing safety zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply.

(d) The Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida will activate the safety zones or specific portions of them by issuing a local broadcast notice to mariners. The closing of the area at Blount Island, described above, will be signified by the display of a rotating yellow light located on the waterfront at Blount Island Marine Terminal or at the Gate Terminal Berth #1.

[CGD7 87-15, 52 FR 23442, June 22, 1987, as amended by CGD7 91-33, 56 FR 22826, May 17, 1991]

(a) The water, land, and land and water within the following boundaries are established as security zones during the specified conditions:

(1) Zone A. 200 yards in all directions around any specified Maritime Prepositioned Ship as it transits between the St. Johns River entrance sea buoy (STJ) and its berth inside the Mayport Naval Basin (Ribault Bay), Mayport, Florida. The prescribed security zone will also be in effect as the vessel transits to its berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal, Jacksonville, Florida.

(2) Zone B. 100 yards in all directions on land and 200 yards on water from the eastern end of Transit Shed #2 to the east shore of Alligator Creek at Blount Island Terminal, Jacksonville, Florida.

(3) Zone C: 100 yards in all directions on land from Gate berth #1 and all waters within the Back River (locally known as the Gate Slip) on Blount Island, Jacksonville, Florida, commencing from a line drawn between the southwesterly most shore point latitude 30°2334, longitude 81°3052 and the southeasterly most shore point latitude 30°2338, longitude 81°3036.

(b) The areas described in paragraph (a) of this section shall be closed to all vessels and persons, except those vessels and persons authorized by the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District or the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida, whenever specified Maritime Prepositioned Ships are transiting the St. Johns River (Zone A), moored at Blount Island (Zone B), or moored at Gate Terminal (Zone C).

(c) The general regulations governing security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.33 apply.

(d) The Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida will activate the security zones or specific portions of them by issuing a local broadcast notice to mariners. The closing of the area at Blount Island, described above, will be signified by the display of a rotating yellow light located on the waterfront at Blount Island Marine Terminal or at the Gate Terminal Berth #1.

[CGD7 87-16, 52 FR 23443, June 22, 1987, as amended by CGD7 91-34, 56 FR 22827, May 17, 1991]

Vessels transiting in the water bounded by the line connecting the following points must travel no faster than needed for steerageway:

LatitudeLongtitude
30°4800.0 N081°2924.0 W
30°4619.5 N081°2917.0 W
30°4735.0 N081°3016.5 W
and thence to the point of beginning

[CGD7 92-41, 58 FR 38057, July 15, 1993]

(a) Location. A permanent safety/security zone is established within the following coordinates, the area enclosed by a line starting at 30°4455 N, 081°2939 W; thence to 30°4455 N, 081°2918 W; thence to 30°4635 N, 081°2918 W; thence to 30°4702 N, 081°2934 W; thence to 30°4721 N, 081°2939 W; thence to 30°4800 N, 081°2942 W; thence to 30°4907 N, 081°2956 W; thence to 30°4955 N, 081°3035 W; thence to 30°5015 N, 081°3108 W; thence to 30°5014 N, 081°3130 W; thence to 30°4958 N, 081°3145 W; thence to 30°4958 N, 081°3203 W; thence to 30°5012 N, 081°3217 W; thence following the land based perimeter boundary to the point of origin.

(b) A temporary safety/security zone, when activated by the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida, encompasses all waters and land from bank to bank within Cumberland Sound and the St. Marys Entrance Channel: the northern extent of this zone starts at the southern tip of Crab Island; lighted buoy number “1” at the mouth of the Amelia River demarks the southern boundary; day marker number “2” at the mouth of the St. Marys River indicates the western boundary; and the eastern boundary extends out to three (3) nautical miles in the Atlantic Ocean, with the zone also encompassing the waters within 1000 yards of the entrance channel east of the jetties.

(c) Regulations. (1) The Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida will activate the temporary safety/security zone described in paragraph (b) of this section by issuing a local broadcast notice to mariners.

(2) All persons and vessels in the vicinity of the safety/security zone shall immediately obey any direction or order of the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida.

(3) The general regulations governing safety and security zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 and .33 apply. No person or vessel may enter or remain within the designated zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Jacksonville, Florida.

(4) This regulation does not apply to persons or vessels operating under the authority of the United States Navy nor to authorized law enforcement agencies.

[COTP Jacksonville Reg. 90-94, 55 FR 42374, Oct. 19, 1990]

(a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

COTP means Captain of the Port Savannah, GA.

Designated representatives means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, State, and local officers designated by or assisting the COTP, in the enforcement of the security zone.

Escorted vessel means a vessel, other than a large U.S. naval vessel as defined in 33 CFR 165.2015, that is accompanied by one or more Coast Guard assets or other Federal, State or local law enforcement agency assets clearly identifiable by lights, vessel markings, or with agency insignia as listed below:

(1) Coast Guard surface or air asset displaying the Coast Guard insignia.

(2) State and/or local law enforcement asset displaying the applicable agency markings and/or equipment associated with the agency.

(3) When escorted vessels are moored, dayboards or other visual indications such as lights or buoys may be used. In all cases, broadcast notice to mariners will be issued to advise mariners of these restrictions.

Minimum safe speed means the speed at which a vessel proceeds when it is fully off plane, completely settled in the water and not creating excessive wake. Due to the different speeds at which vessels of different sizes and configurations may travel while in compliance with this definition, no specific speed is assigned to minimum safe speed. In no instance should minimum safe speed be interpreted as a speed less than that required for a particular vessel to maintain steerageway. A vessel is not proceeding at minimum safe speed if it is:

(1) On a plane;

(2) In the process of coming up onto or coming off a plane; or

(3) Creating an excessive wake.

(b) Regulated area. All navigable waters, as defined in 33 CFR 2.36, within the Captain of the Port Zone, Savannah, Georgia 33 CFR 3.35-15.

(c) Security zone. A 300-yard security zone is established around each escorted vessel within the regulated area described in paragraph (b) of this section. This is a moving security zone when the escorted vessel is in transit and becomes a fixed zone when the escorted vessel is anchored or moored. A security zone will not extend beyond the boundary of the regulated area in this section.

(d) Regulations. (1) The general regulations for security zones contained in §165.33 of this part apply to this section.

(2) A vessel may request the permission of the COTP Savannah or a designated representative to enter the security zone described in paragraph (c) of this section. If permitted to enter the security zone, a vessel must proceed at the minimum safe speed and must comply with the orders of the COTP or a designated representative. No vessel or person may enter the inner 50-yard portion of the security zone closest to the vessel.

(e) Notice of security zone. The COTP will inform the public of the existence or status of the security zones around escorted vessels in the regulated area by Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Coast Guard assets or other Federal, State or local law enforcement agency assets will be clearly identified by lights, vessel markings, or with agency insignia. When escorted vessels are moored, dayboards or other visual indications such as lights or buoys may be used.

(f) Contact information. The COTP Savannah may be reached via phone at (912) 652-4353. Any on scene Coast Guard or designated representative assets may be reached via VHF-FM channel 16.

[USCG-2007-0157, 73 FR 37837, July 2, 2008]

(a) Security zone. The following area is a security zone: All the waters from surface to bottom of the northeastern most mooring dolphin located at approximately 32[deg]05.01 North, 080[deg]59.38 West, to the southeastern most mooring dolphin located at approximately 32[deg]04.79 North, 080[deg]59.35 West, and continues west along the North and South shoreline of the mooring slip to the shoreline of the right descending bank of the Savannah River. All marine traffic is prohibited from entering this zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).

(b) Applicability. This section applies to all vessels including naval and other public vessels, except vessels that are engaged in the following operations:

(1) Law enforcement, security, or search and rescue;

(2) Servicing aids to navigation;

(3) Surveying, maintenance, or improvement of waters in the security zone; or

(4) Actively engaged in escort, maneuvering, or support duties for an LNG tankship.

(c) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in §165.33 of this part, entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or vessels engaged in activities defined in paragraph (b).

(d) Reporting of violations. Violations of this section should be reported to the Captain of the Port, Savannah, at (912) 652-4353.

[COTP SAVANNAH 06-160, 72 FR 27246, May 15, 2007]

(a) A regulated navigation area is established to protect vessels from limited water depth in Sparkman Channel caused by an underwater pipeline. The regulated navigation area is in Sparkman Channel between the lines connecting the following points (referenced in NAD 83):

LatitudeLongitude   LatitudeLongitude
1:
27°5620.5 N082°2642.0 Wto27°5619.3 N82°2637.5 W
2:
27°5532.0 N082°2654.0 Wto27°5530.9 N82°2649.1 W

(b) Ships requiring Federal or State pilotage shall not meet or overtake other like vessels in Sparkman Channel.

(c) Vessels having a draft of more than 35.5 feet may not transit Sparkman Channel.

(d) Vessels having a draft of 34.5 feet, but not over 35.5 feet, may transit Sparkman Channel only when the tide is at least one foot above mean low water.

(e) Vessels with a draft of 30 feet or greater shall transit as near as possible to the center of the channel.

[CGD7 90-52, 56 FR 36005, July 30, 1991, as amended by USCG-1998-3799, 63 FR 35532, June 30, 1998]

(a) The following is a regulated navigation area (RNA): All the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay and Old Tampa Bay, including all navigable waterways tributary thereto. Also included are the waters of Egmont Channel, Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay to the seabuoy, Tampa Lighted Whistle Buoy T, LLNR 18465.

(b) The master, pilot, or person in charge of any vessel of 50 meters or greater shall give a Navigational Advisory Broadcast in accordance with 47 CFR 80.331 on VHF-FM channel 13 at the following broadcast/reporting points:

(1) Prior to getting underway from any berth or anchorage;

(2) Prior to entering Egmont Channel from seaward;

(3) Prior to passing Egmont Key in any direction;

(4) Prior to transiting the Skyway Bridge in either direction;

(5) Prior to transiting the intersection of Tampa Bay Cut F Channel, Tampa Bay Cut G Channel, and Gadsden Point Cut Channel;

(6) Prior to anchoring or approaching a berth for docking;

(7) Prior to tending hawser;

(8) Prior to transiting Point Pinellas Channel Light 1 in either direction.

(c) Each Navigational Advisory required by this section shall be made in the English language and will contain the following information:

(1) The words “Hello all vessels, a Navigational Advisory follows”;

(2) Name of vessel;

(3) If engaged in towing, the nature of the tow;

(4) Direction of Movement;

(5) Present location; and,

(6) The nature of any hazardous conditions as defined by 33 CFR 160.203.

(d) Nothing in this section shall supersede either the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) or the Inland Navigation Rules, as applicable, or relieve the Master or person in charge of the vessel of responsibility for the safe navigation of the vessel.

[CGD07-94-094, 60 FR 58519, Nov. 28, 1995]

(a) Regulated area. A moving safety zone is established in the following area:

(1) The waters around Liquefied Petroleum Gas ships entering San Juan Harbor in an area one half mile around each vessel, beginning one mile north of the San Juan Harbor #1 Sea Buoy, in approximate position 18-29.3N, 66-07.6W and continuing until the vessel is safely moored at either the Gulf Refinery Oil dock or the Catano Oil dock in approximate position 18-25.8N, 66-06.5W. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(2) The waters around Liquefied Petroleum Gas ships departing San Juan Harbor in an area one half mile around each vessel beginning at either the Gulf Refinery Oil dock or Catano Oil dock in approximate position 18-25.8N, 66-06.5W when the vessel gets underway, and continuing until the stern passes the San Juan Harbor #1 Sea Buoy, in approximate position 18-28.3N, 66-07.6W. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(b) Regulations. (1) No person or vessel may enter, transit or remain in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, San Juan, Puerto Rico, or a designated Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer.

(2) Vessels encountering emergencies which require transit through the moving safety zone should contact the Coast Guard patrol craft on VHF Channel 16. In the event of an emergency, the Coast Guard patrol craft may authorize a vessel to transit through the safety zone with a Coast Guard designated escort.

(3) The Captain of the Port and the Duty Officer at Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, can be contacted at telephone number 787-289-2041. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 22A.

(4) Coast Guard Sector San Juan will notify the marine community of periods during which these safety zones will be in effect by providing advance notice of scheduled arrivals and departures of Liquefied Petroleum Gas vessels via a marine broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(5) Should the actual time of entry of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas vessel vary more than one half hour from the scheduled time stated in the broadcast Notice to Mariners, the person directing the movement of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas vessel shall obtain permission from Captain of the Port San Juan before commencing the transit.

(6) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of on-scene patrol personnel. On-scene patrol personnel include commissioned, warrant, or petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Auxiliary and local or state officials may be present to inform vessel operators of the requirements of this section, and other applicable laws.

[COTP SAN JUAN 97-045, 63 FR 27681, May 20, 1998, as amended by USCG-2001-9286, 66 FR 33641, June 25, 2001; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35017, June 19, 2008]

(a) The following area is established as a safety zone during the specified conditions:

(1) A 100 yard radius surrounding a vessel carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) while transiting north of Latitude 17°56.0 N in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, on approach to or departure from the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in effect until the LNG vessel is docked at the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility or south of Latitude 17°56.0 N.

(2) The waters within 150 feet of a LNG vessel when the vessel is alongside the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, at position 17°58.55 N, 066°45.3 W. This safety zone remains in effect while the LNG vessel is docked with product aboard or is transferring LNG.

(b) In accordance with the general regulations in 165.23 of this part, anchoring, mooring or transiting in these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port.

(c) Coast Guard Sector San Juan will notify the maritime community of periods during which the safety zones will be in effect by providing advance notice of scheduled arrivals and departures of LNG vessels via a marine broadcast Notice to Mariners.

[COTP San Juan 00-095, 66 FR 16870, Mar. 28, 2001, as amended by USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35017, June 19, 2008]

(a) Regulated Navigation Area (RNA). The Savannah River between Fort Jackson (32°04.93 N, 081°02.19 W) and the Savannah River Channel Entrance Sea Buoy is a regulated navigation area when an LNG tankship in excess of heel is transiting the area or moored at the LNG facility. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983.

(b) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

Bare steerage way means the minimum speed necessary for a ship to maintain control over its heading.

Bollard pull means an industry standard used for rating tug capabilities and is the pulling force imparted by the tug to the towline. It means the power that an escort tug can apply to its working line(s) when operating in a direct mode.

Direct mode means a towing technique defined as a method of operation by which a towing vessel generates towline forces by thrust alone at an angle equal to or nearly equal to the towline, or thrust forces applied directly to the escorted vessel's hull.

Fire Wire means a length of wire rope or chain hung from the bow and stern of a vessel in port to allow the vessel to be towed away from the pier in case of fire; also called fire warp or emergency towing wire.

Heel means the minimum quantity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) retained in an LNG tankship after unloading at the LNG facility to maintain temperature, pressure, and/or prudent operations. A quantity of LNG less than five percent (5 %) of the LNG tankship's carrying capacity shall be presumed to be heel.

Indirect mode means a towing technique defined as a method of operation by which an escorting towing vessel generates towline forces by a combination of thrust and hydrodynamic forces resulting from a presentation of the underwater body of the towing vessel at an oblique angle to the towline. This method increases the resultant bollard pull, thereby arresting and controlling the motion of an escorted vessel.

LNG tankship means a vessel as described in 46 CFR 154.

Made-up means physically attached by cable, towline, or other secure means in such a way as to be immediately ready to exert force on a vessel being escorted.

Make-up means the act of, or preparations for becoming made-up.

Operator means the person who owns, operates, or is responsible for the operation of a facility or vessel.

Savannah River Channel Entrance Sea Buoy means the aid to navigation labeled R W “T” Mo (A) WHIS on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Nautical Chart 11512.

Standby means readily available at the facility and equipped to provide a ready means of assistance to maintain a safe zone around LNG tankships, provide emergency firefighting assistance, and aid the LNG tankship in the event of an emergency departure.

Underway means that a vessel is not at anchor, not made fast to the shore, or not aground.

(c) Applicability. This section applies to all vessels operating within the RNA, including naval and other public vessels, except vessels that are engaged in the following operations:

(1) Law enforcement, security, or search and rescue;

(2) Servicing aids to navigation;

(3) Surveying, maintenance, or improvement of waters in the RNA; or

(4) Actively engaged in escort, maneuvering, or support duties for an LNG tankship.

(d) Regulations—(1) Requirements for vessel operations while a LNG tankship, carrying LNG in excess of heel, is underway within the RNA. (i) Except for a vessel that is moored at a marina, wharf, or pier, and remains moored, no vessel 1,600 gross tons or greater may come within two nautical miles of a LNG tankship, carrying LNG in excess of heel, which is underway within the Savannah River shipping channel without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).

(ii) All vessels less than 1,600 gross tons shall keep clear of transiting LNG tankships.

(iii) The owner, master, or operator of a vessel carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) shall:

(A) Comply with the notice requirements of 33 CFR part 160. The COTP may delay the vessel's entry into the RNA to accommodate other commercial traffic.

(B) Obtain permission from the COTP before commencing the transit into the RNA.

(C) Not enter or get underway within the RNA if visibility during the transit is not sufficient to safely navigate the channel, and/or wind speed is, or is expected to be, greater than 25 knots.

(D) While transiting the