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Temporary Waterside Security Zone at Boston

  The Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston is establishing a temporary waterside security zone at the John Joseph Moakley Court House, Boston MA for the court proceedings of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The security zone will be effective and enforced starting on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the trial is complete, and if necessary, during the sentencing phase. This security zone encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, from surface to bottom, within 500 yards of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse (Moakley Courthouse) in Boston, MA. However, the COTP hereby grants vessels permission to enter this 500 yard security zone as long as such vessels proceed through the area with caution and operate at a speed no faster than that speed necessary to maintain a safe course, and remain beyond 100 yards of the Moakley Courthouse. No person or vessel may come within 100 yards of the Moakley Courthouse under any conditions unless given express permission from the COTP or the COTP's designated representatives. The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking on November 20, 2014, Federal Register volume 79, 69078, to establish a permanent security zone within Sector Boston's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for a 500 yard security zone, but granting vessels permission to enter the security zone as long as such vessels remain beyond 250 yards of the Moakley Courthouse

CG Responds to Increased Security Zone Violations

The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to an increased number of security zone violations around bridge abutments within the past month in New York Harbor. Coast Guard Sector New York and Station New York watchstanders have deployed several boarding teams in recent weeks to interdict boaters who were inside the 25-yard security zone around bridge abutments.   The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters in New York Harbor that the 25-yard area around bridge abutments remains a restricted

NY Security Zones Extended

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended through August 15, 2002 the effective period for the security zones, safety zones, and regulated navigation areas established on a temporary basis following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This extension is intended to provide more time for development of permanent rules. Source: HK Law

Temporary Georgia Coast Security Zone

The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones and a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Savannah River and in St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean along portions of the Georgia coast. These actions are being taken in conjunction with the upcoming G-8 Summit to be held at Sea Island, Georgia. The temporary rules will be in effect June 5-11, 2004. Savannah River - 69 Fed. Reg. 29653 (May 25, 2004). St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean - 69 Fed. Reg

USCG to Commission New MSST

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that it will commission a new Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) in Boston on October 30. The MSST enforces security zones and provides a limited level of shoreside protection. Source: HK Law

USCG Establishes Security Zone at Kailua Bay for Presidential Visit

Pictured is the Kailua Security Zone OUTREACH Illustration.

Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone in the waters of Kailua Bay, Oahu. To ensure the safety of the President Obama, the temporary security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5, 2014, unless canceled earlier by the Captain of the Port Honolulu, Capt. Shannon Gilreath. The Coast Guard is coordinating with the Honolulu Police Department, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and other federal, state

MSC Ships Depart as Another Arrives

The two Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships that were moored at the North Carolina State Port here are now on their way to an undisclosed location. In their place, a third MSC ship has taken residence at the port in the continued military outload efforts. The USNS Red Cloud, a 950-foot large medium speed roll on/roll off ship, arrived at the state port Sunday morning to commence another outload phase. The ship has approximately 300,000 square feet of cargo space.

NY Security Advisory

The U.S. Coast Guard expanded the advisory notice issued Saturday to include all waters within 100 yards of the southern Manhattan Pierhead Line between the North Cove Yacht Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. Recreational vessels are not authorized to operate within this area, except for those requiring access to the North Cove Yacht Harbor. Ferries and charter boats that normally operate in this area and recreational vessels requiring access to the yacht harbor must contact the USCG

Unprecedented Number and Scope of Security Measures in Place

With the country in its second month of action after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the Coast Guard has implemented an unprecedented number of maritime safety and security measures. “We continue to be at a heightened state of alert and awareness,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brendan McPherson, a spokesman with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area headquarters here. Among the most recent safeguards put in place to maintain port safety and security in more than 360 ports

GAC Maritime Security to Provide P-Trap


Award-winning technology adds to GAC's range of vessel protection solutions.   GAC Maritime Security has added the award winning P-trap anti-boarding device to its range of non-lethal vessel protection solutions. A winner at the 5th Safety at Sea International Awards and a finalist in the Seatrade Awards and Lloyd's List Awards in 2011, P-trap is an engine blocking system that creates a security zone around the ship to prevent other vessels from approaching too close and attempting

Mariner's 'Command Bridge' Helps Keep Baltimore Celebration Safe

Baltimore security monitoring: Photo Mariner Group

The Mariner Group informs that it augmented the security efforts of Maryland's Natural Resources Police and other federal, state and local agencies for Baltimore's recent Star-Spangled Spectacular and Sailabration. Mariner provided CommandBridge situation awareness support to the Incident

USCG Escorts Supercarrier through Puget Sound

Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish escorts USS Nimitz (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Amanda Norcross)

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) escorted U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz during the carrier crew’s homeport shift from Naval Base Everett, Wash., to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 13, 2015, the USCG reported. The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Osprey and Swordfish

Yemen Rolls out Maritime Security Zone

Image by Yemen Coast Guard

 Yemen is establishing a maritime security zone along the country's 2,500 kilometre-long coastline to deter illegal immigrants from entering the country, reports The Middle East Monitor.   The zone encompasses around 30 per cent of Yemen's territorial waters as determined by

Maritime Security Experts Meet in Cleveland


For maritime security experts, there were many lessons learned after the 2011 Republican National Convention in Tampa. That’s why those experts are meeting now in Cleveland, the site of the 2016 RNC to learn from the professionals who planned and executed the maritime safety and security

W. African Port Offers Anchorage Piracy Protection

The head of Benin army and navy has issued an official note to express the commitment of Benin Government to secure Benin Waters against sea crime. The protection, security and safety of Benin maritime space is a national priority for the government as it is considered vital in the economic and

Lake Erie Parade of Sails

Sail Training Vessel Sorlandet

The 2013 Erie Tall Ship's Parade of Sails (with tall ship tours) is being held for the 4 days starting Sept. 5, 2013 in Presque Isle Bay, Pa., with some 60,000 visitors in attendance. This year's festival marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet in Erie

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Navy Yard Shooter

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard establishes safety, security zone in response to shooter at Washington Navy Yard The Coast Guard captain of the port has established a temporary safety and security zone Monday in response to a report of a shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C

East River Closes for United Nations General Assembly

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The Coast Guard will enforce security zones on the East River during the United Nations General Assembly, periodically restricting vessel traffic in the upper harbor near the United Nations Headquarters, New York, starting at 7 a.m. Monday.

Venezuela to Free Seized Seismic Survey Ship

Venezuela has agreed to free a U.S.-chartered oil survey ship and 36 crew members seized last week in a territorial dispute with neighboring Guyana, reports Reuters, citing the vessel's owner. Venezuela accused the Teknik Perdana of violating its maritime territory

Coast Guard Schedules Exercise on Hood Canal

The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit based in Bangor, Wash., is scheduled to conduct an exercise on the Hood Canal, Tuesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The exercise includes boat tactics, security zone enforcement, weapons capabilities and is designed to ensure the highest quality training for

USCG to Establish Security Zone for State of the Union Address

The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and

USCG to Establish Security Zone for Republican Conference

The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Wednesday to Friday in designated waters of the Choptank River for the Republican Issues Conference. The security zone will be in effect from 3 a.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday

Securing Super Bowl XLVIII

A Coast Guard maritime safety and security team patrols the Hudson River. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Himes.

New York-based Coast Guard units are no strangers when it comes to assisting with large-scale events in the area, but for the first time in history, area crews put in a team effort alongside local New York and New Jersey authorities to safeguard a Super Bowl event.

Honolulu Harbor Gets New Security Sign

The new sign in Honolulu Harbor will inform mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Construction will be completed Friday of a new sign informing mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the Honolulu Harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a press announcement. The sign, measuring 12 x 24 feet

NOAA Orders Newbuild Navigation Response Boats

NRT5 surveys the Potomac River

NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats of Superior, Wisconsin, will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats. The combined cost of both 28-foot vessels is $538,200

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