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Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.513 during the Wilmington YMCA Triathlon to be held September 24, 2005, on the waters of Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of participants and vessels transiting the event area.

Enforcement Dates: 33 CFR 100.513 will be enforced from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on September 24, 2005.

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D.M. Sens, Project Manager, Fifth Coast Start Printed Page 54479Guard District, Operations Division, Auxiliary and Boating Safety Branch, at (757) 398-6204.

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The Wilmington YMCA will sponsor the Wilmington YMCA Triathlon on September 24, 2005 on the waters of Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The event will involve approximately 1100 swimmers competing along a course within the regulated area. In order to ensure the safety of the swimmers and transiting vessels, 33 CFR 100.513 will be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.513, a vessel may not enter the regulated area unless it receives permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.

In addition to this notice, the maritime community will be provided extensive advance notification via the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, local radio stations and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly.

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Dated: August 31, 2005.

L.L. Hereth,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 05-18341 Filed 9-14-05; 8:45 am]