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Safety Zone; Underwater Escape Event, Seaport, East River, NY

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of enforcement of regulation.


The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, vessels and spectators from hazards associated with the escape artist event and associated pyrotechnics display. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).


The regulation for the safety zone described in 33 CFR 165.160 will be enforced March 24, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Kristopher Kesting, Coast Guard; telephone 718-354-4154, email

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The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.160 on the specified date and time as indicated in Table 1 below. This regulation was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 69614).Start Printed Page 13812

Table 1

1. Merlini Underwater Escape• 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.
Seaport, East River Safety Zone• Date: March 24, 2013.
33 CFR 165.160(4.4)• Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.160, a vessel may not enter the regulated area unless given express permission from the COTP or the designated representative. Spectator vessels may transit outside the regulated area but may not anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of other vessels. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.

This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.160(a) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide mariners with advanced notification of enforcement periods via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. If the COTP determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area.

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Dated: February 1, 2013.

G. P. Hitchen,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port New York.

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[FR Doc. 2013-04731 Filed 2-28-13; 8:45 am]