USCG Will Enforce Security Zone For Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 29, 2002
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a security zone on the Mississippi River in New Orleans for Super Bowl Weekend (February 1-3, 2002). The security zone will extend from mile 92.6 to mile 98.2. From 5 p.m. local time on February 1 to 9:01 p.m. February 4, the COTP Traffic Control lights will be energized to control one-way traffic. Tank barges located within barge fleets and carrying designated bulk hazardous liquids must be moved outside the zone. From 5 p.m. to 10p.m., February 1, tank vessels carrying designated bulk hazardous liquids will be prohibited from entering the zone. During the fireworks display from 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m., February 2, tank vessels will be prohibited from entering the zone. From 9 a.m., February 3 to 12:01 a.m. February 4, all vessels will be prohibited from entering the zone, except for local ferries with USCG Sea Marshals aboard. Designated bulk hazardous liquids include liquefied gases, such as LNG, LPG, and anhydrous ammonia and other liquids, such as formic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Petroleum is not on the list. Source: HK Law

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