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Navigation Areas & Safety and Security Zones

The U.S. Coast Guard regulates navigation in the internal waterways and territorial waters of the U.S. Safety zones may be established for safety or environmental purposes. A safety zone may be stationary and described by fixed limits, or it may be described as a zone around a vessel in motion. Security zones limit access to prevent injury or damage to vessels, ports, or waterfront facilities and may also describe a zone around a vessel in motion. Special local regulations are issued to protect participants and spectators at regattas and other marine events. Drawbridge operation regulations authorize changes to drawbridge schedules to accommodate bridge repairs, seasonal vessel traffic, and local public events. Regulated Navigation Areas are water areas within a defined boundary for vessels navigating within an area established by the regional Coast Guard District Commander.

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  • Safety Zone; Weskeag River, South Thomaston, ME

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 50-yards of either side of the Route 73 Weskeag Bridge, at mile 0.1 on the Weskeag River, in South Thomaston, Maine. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the demolition,...

  • Safety Zone; Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 96.0 and MM 96.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited...

  • Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone

    The Coast Guard is updating the special local regulations and permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone for annual recurring marine events. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events....

  • Special Local Regulation; Frogtown Regatta, Maumee River, Toledo, OH

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Maumee River, Toledo, OH from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge at Maumee river mile 4.30 to the Michael DiSalle Bridge at River mile 6.73. This regulated area is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards...

  • Safety Zone; Recurring Annual Event Held in Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone

    The Coast Guard will enforce one safety zone within the Captain of the Port Boston zone on September 17, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and participants from hazards associated with swim event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel, except for the safety vessels assisting with the events,...

  • Safety Zone; Tombigbee River, Demopolis, AL

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tombigbee River from mile marker (MM) 215.5 to MM 216.5, near Demopolis, AL. This action is necessary to protect persons and property on navigable waters during a fireworks display taking place on or over the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is...

  • Safety Zone; L4D Optic Ground Wire Crossing, St. Clair River, St. Clair, MI

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 2000-foot portion of the St. Clair River in the vicinity of St. Clair, MI. This zone is necessary to protect vessels from potential hazards associated with the L4D Optic Ground Wire Crossing.

  • Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River extending from mile marker (MM) 646.8 to MM 647.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Knoxville, TN, during the University of Tennessee Football Season recurring fireworks displays. Entry of...

  • Safety Zone; Allegheny River miles 0.0-0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1; Pittsburgh, PA

    The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Pittsburgh Steelers Fireworks on all navigable waters of the Allegheny River miles 0.0 to 0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0 to 0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0 to 0.1, extending the entire width of the rivers. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from...

  • Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between mile marker (MM) 180 and MM 180.5. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. During the...

  • Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between mile marker (MM) 179.2 and MM 180. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. During the...

  • Safety Zone; Dredging, Shark River, NJ

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of Shark River, in Neptune City, NJ, from September 5, 2017, through September 23, 2017, while dredging operations are being conducted in the main navigational channel. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during dredging...

  • Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events launched in the vicinity of Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the waters of Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Enforcement of this safety zone is necessary and intended to enhance safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during,...

  • Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, North Shore, Oahu, HI-Recovery Operations

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, near Ka'Ena Point. The temporary safety zone encompasses all waters extending 3 nautical miles in all directions from position 21[deg]34.88' N.; 158[deg]17.90' W. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the...

  • Safety Zone; Wando River, Charleston, SC

    The Coast Guard is extending the duration of a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Wando River within a 500-yard radius of the SC-41 Bridge, vessels and machinery in Charleston, South Carolina. The safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by demolition...

  • Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ on August 26, 2017. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from operating on a portion of Atlantic Ocean during a fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to protect the public, spectators and vessels from the hazards...

  • Safety Zone, Delaware River; Dredging

    The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in portions of Bellevue Range, Marcus Hook Range, Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range, Chester Range, and Eddystone Range, on the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, PA. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in a portion of the Delaware River while...

  • Safety Zones; Recurring Annual Events Held in Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone

    The Coast Guard will enforce two safety zones within the Captain of the Port Boston zone on August 31, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel, except for the safety vessels assisting with the...

  • Safety Zone; Village of Sodus Point Fireworks; Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, NY

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Ontario during the Village of Sodus Point Fireworks display on September 2, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards...

  • Safety Zone; Marine Event Held in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a fireworks display within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the limited access area is...

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