The USCG Captain of the Port for New York issued a Notice stating that, effective through February 1, 2005, Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level 2 has been designated for selected maritime locations adjacent to the New York City Financial District and the United Nations Headquarters. The regulated navigation area in which MARSEC 2 applies includes all waters of the East and Hudson Rivers extending
100 yards out from the Pierhead Line from and including the northernmost side of the North Cove Yacht Harbor extending around the southern tip of Manhattan Island to and including the Brooklyn Bridge. Commercial vessels transiting the west channel of the East River between 35th Street in Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge must check in with VTS NY and with the USCG vessel on scene prior to entering this area. Recreational vessels must transit to the east of Roosevelt Island in this area.