USCG Safety Zone Established for Fireworks Display

MaritimeProfessional.com
Friday, April 25, 2014
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The U.S. Coast Guard of the Port New Orleans will establish a safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 93.5 to MM 95.5, in the vicinity of Jackson Brewery, New Orleans, La. This safety zone will be put into effect from 7:45-8:30 p.m. on April 25, 2014 to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display.

All vessels are prohibited from entering this safety zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative. For this Safety Zone, the designated representative will be the Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and predesignated vessels are permitted within the Safety Zone after 7:45 p.m.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on the scene for the duration of the event and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 in the event of an emergency.
 

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